OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2015 at 2:16 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Barry Lee Babcock was the hospital’s first newborn, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces.
His length was 21 inches.
Parents are Kawana Jefferson and Barry Babcock, of Oswego.
The Oswego Hospital Auxiliary presented the new family with several gifts to mark the distinction of being the first baby of the year.
Pictured from left are new dad, Barry Babcock, along with Kawana Jefferson, who is holding the couple’s new baby.
At right is Sarah Weigelt, Oswego Health director of volunteers and auxiliary.
Oswego Hospital’s maternity center offers large, attractive private labor and delivery rooms with the latest technology.
Each labor and delivery room also has its own bathroom with a large soaking tub.
There are also 12 postpartum rooms, which have their own bathrooms, as well as a cheery, homelike atmosphere.
The department is staffed by a caring and knowledgeable staff. The unit is staffed 24 hours a day with either an obstetrician or certified nurse midwife with physician collaboration and with neonatal nurse practitioners for immediate newborn care.
For a tour of the facility, please call 349-5572.