Fort Campbell hospital reaches milestone: 2,007 in 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Most hospitals celebrate the first babies born of the year, but Fort Campbell's hospital is focusing on the deliveries at the end of the year.

The 2,007th baby was born Sunday at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, a milestone in the post's baby boom created by troops returning last fall.

Hospital officials saw a huge increase in births, nearly twice the usual number of deliveries per month, about nine months after 20,000 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division returned from a deployment in Iraq.

The 2,007th delivery caps a very busy year for the hospital, which only had 1,352 deliveries last year. Even more are expected at other nearby hospitals in Tennessee and Kentucky.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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