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For Immediate Release:
January 1, 2013

Southcoast Hospitals welcome New Year's babies

Update, January 1, 2013, 3 p.m.: Photos added of babies at St. Luke's and Charlton.

Note: This news release will be updated when Tobey Hospital welcomes it's first baby of 2013.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The first New Year's baby born in the South Coast region arrived at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford at 12:51 a.m. on January 1, 2013.

Crystal Beltre and John Santiago, of New Bedford had a baby girl, Katelyne Darlene Santiago, weighing 4 pounds, 6 ounces and 17.5 inches long. This is the couple's first child.

John Santiago and Crystal Beltre at St. Luke's Hospital with baby Katelyne Darlene Santiago, who was the first baby born in 2013 on the South Coast.

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Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River welcomed a baby boy at 4:52 a.m. Baby Wyatt John Howland was born to Caite and Tim Howland of Dartmouth. Wyatt weighs 5 pounds, 10 ounces and is 17.75 inches long. This is the couple's second child.

Tim and Caite Howland at Charlton Memorial Hospital and baby Wyatt John.

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So far, no babies have been born today at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

All three Southcoast™ Hospitals' New Year's babies will receive gift baskets filled with baby toys and clothes donated by the St. Luke's & Charlton Auxiliaries and the Tobey Hospital Guild.

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Stephanie Poyant
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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

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