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Saint Joseph London Welcomes First Baby of 2017 - Archived


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Saint Joseph London Welcomes First Baby of 2017

2017 London baby

London, Ky. (January 2, 2017) - Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, welcomed its first baby of 2017 at 11:21 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2017.   
Hughie Davidson and Martha Hensley from Oneida, Kentucky welcomed Hughie Davidson II to the family. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Each year, hospital staff work with local businesses to create a welcome wagon for the first baby, including gift certificates, diapers, wipes and assorted gifts.
“The arrival of the first baby born in the new year is highly anticipated,” said Paula Marcum, Manager, Saint Joseph London Birthing Center. “Each year, we look forward to working with local businesses, to help make this arrival so special for the family.”
The Saint Joseph London Birthing Center delivered 1,142 babies in 2016.
For more information on maternity care at Saint Joseph London, call 606.330.6300, or go to
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.

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Monday, January 02, 2017