Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2018

January 3, 2018

ELKO, Nevada – Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is ringing in 2018 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 5 pounds and 2 ounces, and measuring 18.25 inches, baby Jacob was born to parents Stephanie and Sam on Tuesday, January 2nd, at 10:08 p.m.

Tanya Scott, director of women’s services at NNRH said that the hospital staff was very excited to welcome the “New Year’s Baby”.

“Every baby born here is special. And our job is to take extra special care of every infant and every mother. But there is something particularly exciting about the first baby of the New Year,” Scott said. “This little miracle is a reminder that new beginnings happen all the time.”

A number of local organizations donated baby supplies and gifts to welcome baby Jacob. The Elko County Cattlewomen presented a basket with a car seat cover, toys, and a picture frame, along with a gift card donated by Kate Brown Photography. Also included was a onesie outfit reading, “When I Have Teeth, Feed Me Beef.”

The local chapter of the American Red Cross donated additional toys, diapers and apparel, plus a new smoke detector for the baby’s room at home.

Finally, the volunteers of the NNRH Auxiliary filled a basket with hand-knitted blankets and booties, along with plush toys and a check for the family to buy further supplies.

“It is truly wonderful to see the community giving back like this,” said Scott. “Everyone loves a new baby, especially those of us who work in obstetrics. That’s why we have re-named our department The Baby Place at NNRH.”

Scott was referring to the fact that the OB Department at NNRH has adopted a new name effective January 1st. “As we continue our mission to provide the highest quality prenatal, obstetric and neonatal care, we want to be the first choice for families expecting a new arrival,” Scott explained. “Moms, dads and, of course, babies are more than welcome at the Baby Place.”

Pictured from left: Tanya Scott, NNRH director of women’s services; Sidney Wintermote of the Elko County Cattlewomen; Christine Chapman and Caitlynne Chapman of the American Red Cross; Sam, Jacob and Stephanie Myers; Edna Morris, Phyllis Anderson, Judy Johns, and Neva Lage of the NNRH Auxiliary.