Swedish/Issaquah welcomes first baby of 2012
January 10, 2012
Swedish/Issaquah greeted a baby to ring in 2012.
The first baby to be born at the hospital in the new year arrived at 2:16 p.m. Jan. 1, when Issaquah residents Katie and Matt Ehrenstrom welcomed 7-pound, 14.5-ounce Leah Katherine.
Dr. Kristen Austin delivered the 19.25-inch infant.
Katie Ehrenstrom works at Swedish/Issaquah. The ultrasound technician and her husband have two other daughters. Leah joins 3-year-old Addyson and 18-month-old Stella in the Ehrenstrom family.
Swedish/ Issaquah presented the Ehrenstroms with a gift basket to celebrate the occasion.
Since inpatient and childbirth services opened at Swedish/Issaquah on Nov. 1, more than 50 babies have been born at the hospital.
The birth on New Year’s Day marked the latest milestone for the hospital’s childbirth program.
In November, less than 25 hours after the hospital opened a childbirth center and 80 patient beds, Swedish/Issaquah greeted the inaugural baby born at the facility, 8-pound, 20-inch-long Liliana Yozelin.
The first newborn delivered at the hospital also arrived to local parents.
Liliana became the second child born to Issaquah residents Zulma Gutierrez-Tiznado and Francisco Javier Rodriguez.