St. John’s Medical Center announces the birth of the First Baby of
the New Year, who arrived at 12:32 pm on January 1, 2011. The baby girl,
whom her parents have named Bella Grace, is the first child born to parents
Nathan and Wendy Eaton of Lander, WY. Bella, who was delivered by Theresa
Lerch, Certified Nurse Midwife, weighed in at 6 lbs 14 oz and measured
20 inches. The baby was cared for at St. John’s by pediatrician
Tom Pockat, MD. The nurse for the labor and delivery was Mary Sharood, RNC.
The Medical Center Auxiliary recognized the birth by coordinating a warm
welcome on behalf of community businesses. A large gift basket presented
to the family included toys, baby care items and numerous gift certificates
to be enjoyed by the proud new parents at local shops and restaurants.
Auxiliary President Linda Scott noted the appreciation of the Auxiliary
for the business community’s support of the First Baby program.
The Auxiliary coordinates special events and fundraisers to benefit St.
John’s Medical Center. For information about joining the Auxiliary,