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Friday, January 1, 2016

Baby New Year arrives at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – The clock read 12:40 a.m. and Ava Bentley became the first baby born in 2016 at Franciscan St. Francis Health.
She weighed in at 8 lbs., 4 ounces and was 22 inches long.  She is the daughter of Amanda and Mike Bentley of Greenwood, Indiana.
There were 2,224 babies born at the Indianapolis hospital as of Dec. 29, 2015. Nearly 48,000 infants have been delivered there since 1995, when the Women and Children’s Services program was consolidated at the 8111 S. Emerson Ave. medical campus.
Families of the first New Year Day baby born at Franciscan St. Francis Health receive a gift basket containing items for the baby.

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