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New Parkview Whitley Hospital welcomes firstborn

October 24, 2011

The first baby to be born at the new Parkview Whitley Hospital came into the world just one day following the official Oct. 20, 2011, opening of the hospital. Pictured are, from left, Cindy Lock, RN, delivery nurse, Christian Crampton, Barbara Gideon, newborn Alexander Dean Crampton and Laurie Nierman, RN, delivery nurse.

COLUMBIA CITY — Ran-dall Carpenter, MD, made local history at Parkview Whitley Hospital by delivering the last baby born at the old hospital Oct. 17, and the first baby born in the new hospital four days later on Oct. 21, just a day after the hospital officially opened.
Parkview Whitley Hospital’s first baby to be born in the new facility is Alexander Dean Crampton, born to Barbara Gideon and Christian Crampton, of Columbia City.
Alexander, who was born at 11:14 a.m. on Friday, weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth, and was 19 inches long.

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