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Sydney Lee Bates was the first baby born in Pierce County in 2013. She arrived at 1:46 a.m. at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
New Year Newborns: First babies of 2013 born in Tacoma, Puyallup
The first baby born in Pierce County in 2013 was Sydney Lee Bates. The 8-pound, 8-ounce girl was born at 1:46 a.m. at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. She is the first child of Kathy and Jason Bates of Graham.
The first baby born in Tacoma in 2013 arrived at 2:09 a.m., when Corinne Mullins gave birth to Chase Christopher Mullins at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital.
(Chase is pictured below with his T-shirt that says "New Year's Baby!")
"I was hoping for Christmas, but I got New Year's, which I think is better," Corinne Mullins said. "Everyone will be celebrating his birthday."
At MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in King County, the first baby of the new year was a boy at 9:49 a.m.
Each year, more than 5,000 babies are born at MultiCare hospitals. MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital delivered 3,000 babies in 2011, and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital delivered 2,153 babies in 2011, the most recent full year of statistics available.
In 2012, MultiCare began remodeling and updating the areas serving women, newborns and children at Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. The four-year project will add more Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) beds, a renovated Tacoma General Family Birth Center and an improved Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). To learn more, read about the Women & Children's Community Expansion Project.
MultiCare offers innovative women and children’s services that let mothers choose from convenient ways to connect with their health care at every stage of life. As the South Sound's only comprehensive program of primary and specialty care – from before birth through adulthood – MultiCare provides seamless, coordinated care tailored for mothers and their children.To learn more, visit MultiCare HealthConnect for Women & Children. To find a provider close to home, visit www.multicare.org/find-physician
To take a tour of a Family Birth Center, or to learn more about Childbirth Education Classes, check out MultiCare's Events Calendar.
Posted on Jan 1, 2013 in Women's Health