Mt. Sterling, Ky. (January 6, 2017) - Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, part of KentuckyOne Health, welcomed its first baby of 2017 at 3:15 p.m. on January 4, 2017.
Jordan Vanlandingham and Quinton Tufano from Mt. Sterling welcomed Vinny Dale Tufano. He weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 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.
"The arrival of the first baby born in the New Year is highly anticipated," said Shelly Sanders, Nurse Manager, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Birthing Center. "Each year, we look forward to working with local businesses to help make this arrival so special for the family."
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling delivered 236 babies in 2016.
For more information on maternity care at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, call 859.497.5000, or go to www.kentuckyonehealth.org//chi-saint-joseph-health/hospitals-locations/saint-joseph-mount-sterling/services/mother-baby-care/birthing-center.
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.