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December 31, 2012

Oh Baby; That’s 400 babies at Pella Regional

PELLA — It’s a record setting year in Obstetrics at Pella Regional Health Center this year! The 400th baby of 2012 was born on Dec. 20 and there are still a few days left in the year.

Erin and Adam Fynaardt of New Sharon welcomed their baby boy Luke Adam on December 20 at 10:16 pm. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Though baby Luke was the 400th baby of 2012 for Pella Regional, the staff makes sure that each birth is a great beginning at Pella Regional.

“We truly see every birth as a unique time for each family,” said Karen Westercamp, RN, manager of Obstetrics at Pella Regional. “Having a baby is a very exciting time for families and we are proud when we are chosen to be part of those special birthing experiences. We always do what we can to make the memories of the experience very special for them.”

The busiest month in Obstetrics was July, when 46 babies were delivered. In February, 22 babies were delivered, making it the least busy.

“We’re very proud of the teamwork on our unit and throughout the entire hospital,” said Westercamp. “The great collaboration between all the physicians and the nursing staff creates high quality care for our patients, both mothers and babies.”

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