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Friday, January 2, 2009

St. Francis Hospital welcomes its first baby of 2009

INDIANAPOLIS – The first few notes of Jesus Loves Me sounded at 1:41 a.m., announcing the first baby born on New Year’s Day 2009 at St. Francis Hospital’s Indianapolis campus.

The boy weighed in at 7 pounds and 2 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. The names of the child and parents are being withheld at the request of the family.

The infant reportedly was the first to be born in Marion County on New Year’s Day, according to local news media.

More than 30,600 babies have been born at St. Francis Hospital-Indianapolis since 1996, when the Women and Children’s Services program was consolidated at the hospital’s south-side campus.

Each time a child is born at the hospital, Jesus Loves Me chimes throughout the hospital via the public address system.