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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Welcomes First Baby of 2019 - Archived

Mount Sterling, Ky. (January 2, 2019) - Saint Joseph Mount Sterling welcomed its first baby of 2019 at 4:41 p.m. on January 1. Andrew and Marie Edwards from Stanton welcomed Canaan Andrew Edwards. He weighed 8 lbs. and 9 oz. and was 20 ¼ 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.

“We always look forward to the arrival of the first baby of the year and enjoy making this experience so special for families,” said Jennifer Chism, Director of Nursing, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. “We appreciate all the local businesses that donated items to give to this family.”

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling delivered 247 babies in 2018.

For more information on maternity care at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, call 859.497.5000, or visit

About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located just off Interstate 64 in Mount Sterling, KY. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011, but the legacy of its mission dates back to 1918. The hospital primarily serves Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Powell and Rowan counties.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.


For More Information:
Mary Branham, Director, Communications
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Publish date: 

Wednesday, January 02, 2019