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Baby Boy is first baby of 2021 at St. Joseph East


The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East welcomed its first baby of 2021 at 3:31 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1. Catelynn Helm and Michael Jacob Meredith from Dunnville, Ky., welcomed a baby boy. He weighed 6 lbs. and 3 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Each year, hospital staff work with local businesses to create a welcome wagon for the first baby born in the new year, including gift certificates, diapers, wipes and assorted gifts.

“Welcoming the first baby of the new year is always exciting,” said Joan Morrin, nurse manager for women’s care and newborn nursery, Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. “At The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, we are honored to care for our patients and their families throughout the entire maternity process. With every baby that is delivered, we reflect on the gift of new life and are grateful that our patients trust us with their care.”

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East delivered more than 1,600 babies in 2020.

For more information on maternity care services at The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, call 859.967.5705, or visit click here.
 


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