January 02, 2016

Left photo: New parents Timothy and Lydia Franklin welcome their new baby, Matthew James, Conroe Regional Medical Center's first baby of 2016.
Right photo: Matthew James Franklin, Conroe Regional Medical Center's first baby of 2016.

Conroe, Texas, January 2, 2016 – Conroe Regional Medical Center and Dr. Brian McNelis helped Lydia and Timothy Franklin welcome their son Matthew James Franklin into the world at 3:32 p.m. on January 1, 2016. Matthew weighs 7 lbs. and 8 oz. and is 20.2 inches long.  The Franklins are residents of The Woodlands and have one daughter, Mary Grace.  

“We are very blessed and feel lucky that Matthew was the first baby born in 2016 at Conroe Regional Medical Center. Our daughter was delivered here and we received such great care then. We are enjoying the newly renovated rooms and the nurses are great,” said Timothy Franklin.

“We are honored that families choose Conroe Regional Medical Center to welcome their children into the world,” said Matt Davis, CEO. “To all the families we have served and to all of the families who will choose us this year to provide healthcare for their families, we wish you a happy and healthy new year.”

About Conroe Regional Medical Center
Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour Trauma III emergency care center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s center, daVinci robotic surgery, neurosciences, pediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, sleep center, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services, wound care facility and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Quality Measures Award 2011-2013, Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Award, Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award, full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, Texas Ten Step Designation, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go to

About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at