New Year’s Baby Arrives at MCCHS

The 2016 New Year’s baby made her arrival Sunday, January 3rd at Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems. Jerzi Mae came into the world representing the New Year’s rebirth and receiving a few gifts of her own.

Members of the Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation and Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems presented Jerzi, her parents Faith and Joseph a basket full of New Year’s gifts from surrounding community businesses.

2016 MCHHS New Year's Baby Photo Final
Baby Jerzi Mae, parents Joseph and Faith with MCHHS CEO Jeremy Armstrong and OB Nurse Kristin Kujath.

The Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation along with MCHHS has committed over the last 6 years to bring back this tradition from the past and make it new and is thankful to the community who is so generous in donating to the project.

The gift basket included: a $300 Educational CD that was put in Jerzi’s name, many gift certificates, diapers, baby gifts and many wonderful hand created baby blankets and accessories

“The Foundation is honored to have revived this tradition and so thankful to all the community members that helped us recognize Jerzi and her family,” said Stephanie Simmons, Executive Director of the Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation.

Contributions ranged from monetary donations towards the Educational CD to baby gifts and gift certificates. Participating donors included: Beloit Medical Center PA, Boettcher Supply, Georgette Stover, Lori May, Frasier Johnson & Martin LLC, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, The Guaranty State Bank, S&S Drug, El Puertos, Solomon Valley Cinema, Willow Springs Service, Inc. and Zachary’s Ace Hardware.

“We look forward to celebrating this tradition every year and letting everyone in our surrounding communities share in the New Year’s baby fun,” said Simmons.

The tradition will continue with the MCRMF coordinating the yearly event. To be a part of this event or to learn more about other Foundation programs contact MCRMF at (785) 738-9493 or by e-mail at [email protected]

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