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First Baby of 2012 Arrives at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Tyran and Chefitha Shavers
Tyran and Chefitha Shavers

ALLEN, Texas — Tyran Shavers seems to have wanted his mom's new year to be filled with excitement. Tyran was born at 5:53 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012.

“He came so fast,” said Chefitha Shavers. This is Shaver's second child to be born at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. The Family Birthplace at the hospital was the first in Texas to be named a Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization. The hospital offers a full complement of women’s services including a Level II neonatal intensive care unit.

“Our employees work diligently to provide a high level of care for our patients and we appreciate it when our patients come to us for such a special day of their lives,” said Sheila McKinney, hospital president. “The Family Birthplace offers great care close to home with amenities and technology to care for mothers and their babies.”

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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