Christian, Hoyt, and Baley Melton

Meltons Welcome First Baby of 2024 at Choctaw Nation Health Care Center

Published January 11, 2024

TALIHINA, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation Health Care Center welcomed the first baby of the new year on Tuesday, January 2. Christian and Baley Melton, from McAlester, Okla., embraced baby Hoyt Garner Melton at 12:42 am.

The first born to the couple, the family expressed how pleased they were with the facility. “We couldn’t have asked for a better staff; they treat you like family and made the whole experience very comfortable.”

Baby Hoyt and his parents were sent home with various items from the hospital and its partners in celebration of being the first born in 2024.

About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 225,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


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