New Parkview Whitley Hospital welcomes firstborn

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.——To read the rest of this story, please order the e-edition or call The Post & Mail at 244-5153, ext. 207 and ask for a subscription.