Conjoined twins born at Georgia Regents Medical Center

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Conjoined twins sharing a heart and liver were born today at Georgia Regents Medical Center by C-section. The boys were taken to the neonatal intensive care unit at the adjoining Children’s Hospital of Georgia, where they are listed in critical condition.

The boys’ mother Brittany Crafton is in good condition and is recovering at the medical center.

This is the first set of conjoined twins delivered at the academic health center in Augusta. Conjoined twins occur only about one time in every 60,000 births.

The 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state and was recently ranked number one in the nation for quality and safety by the UHC. The level 4 NICU at CHOG provides the highest level of neonatal critical care as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A GoFundMe site has been established to assist in the medical expenses for Crafton and her sons. To learn more or contribute, visit 2 Smiles, 1 Heart on GoFundMe.

Media Inquiries:

Danielle Harris
Senior Media Relations Coordinator
706-721-7511 Office
706-564-9282 Mobile
deharris1@gru.edu

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