Cabell Huntington Hospital welcomes first baby of 2024

Monday, January 1, 2024

Baby Hazel was born on January 1, 2024, at 7:02 a.m. at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Cabell Huntington Hospital, a member of Marshall Health Network (MHN), has announced the arrival of the first baby born in the New Year on January 1, 2024, at 7:02 a.m.

Abigail Rogers and Anthony Dillon welcomed a baby girl named Hazel, weighing seven pounds, four ounces and measuring 21 inches in length.

Both mother and baby are reported to be in good health. As is tradition for the New Year’s baby, the family was gifted a basket filled with parenthood essentials such as clothing, bathing supplies, baby books and more.

Cabell Huntington Hospital is honored to share in this special moment and offers its heartfelt congratulations to the family.

”We are thrilled to celebrate the first birth of the year with baby Hazel and her family,” said Melanie Akers, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, vice president of Women’s and Children’s Services at MHN. “Moments like these truly represent hope and new beginnings. We wish the family much happiness as they welcome their new bundle of joy into the world.”

The hospital extends its gratitude to the dedicated medical team who played a crucial role in ensuring the smooth delivery of the New Year’s baby. MHN remains committed to providing advanced medicine and compassionate care to all families during these momentous occasions. To learn more about The Maternity Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital, visit