SMH welcomes first baby of 2019

Staff Writer

Saline Memorial Hospital is ringing in 2019 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 8 pounds and 10 ounces and measuring 21 1/2 inches in length, Eliana Mae Parungao Allison was born to Xuenja and Hunter Allison, at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

“Everything that’s happened, it’s not my plan it’s God’s plan,” Xuenja said.

The hospital presented the new parents with a gift basket full of items donated by local businesses, including Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, Target, K. Bullard Photography, This Little Piggy, Gina’s Catering, Flowers and Home, Play Town, Pink Chandelier, Walmart and Blue Diamond Body & Skin Spa.

Saline Memorial Hospital is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents in the area.
The Labor and Delivery Department offers patients spacious private rooms for delivery and postpartum care, according to a news release.

Saline Memorial Hospital is located at 1 Medical Park Drive in Benton.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 501-776-6000 or visit
Saline Health System incorporates Saline Memorial Hospital, a 16-bed inpatient Hospice House as well as multiple specialty clinics throughout Central Arkansas. Saline Health System is a full-service health care facility that has served Saline County and the surrounding areas for more than 65 years. With locations in Benton and Bryant. Saline Health System serves the community as a comprehensive medical center offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including behavioral health, urology, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, sleep disorders, wound care and much more.