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Medical Center and Auxiliary Welcome "First Baby"

Medical Center and Auxiliary Welcome "First Baby"

St. John’s Medical Center announces the birth of the First Baby of the New Year, who arrived at 3:23 pm on January 2, 2018. Baby Lucas Walter Landis is the first child for parents Lisa and Ian Landis of Wilson, WY. Delivered by obstetrician Dr. Mary Girling, Lucas weighed 5 lbs, 12 oz and measured 19 inches. The nurses for the labor and delivery were Marc Tetenman, RN, and Beverly Boyce, RN. He was cared for at St. John’s by pediatrician Dr. Travis Riddell and nurses Stacie Tunison, RN, and Krista Halminiak, RN.

The hospital Auxiliary recognized the birth by coordinating a warm welcome on behalf of over twenty community businesses and individuals. St. John’s CEO Paul Beaupré, MD, Auxiliary member Joni Upsher, and Auxiliary president Connie Hansen presented the family with gift baskets of toys, baby care items, and numerous gift certificates to be enjoyed by the proud new parents at local shops and restaurants.

"First Baby" coordinator for the Auxiliary, Janet Wood, RN, extended the Auxiliary's appreciation for the business community’s support of the First Baby program.

Pictured above are: Sue Landis (grandmother), Ian Landis (father), Paul Beaupré (CEO), Monica Lesley (director of the Birth Center), and Joni Upsher (St. John’s Auxiliary). Baby Lucas is held by mom Lisa Landis.


Media contact: Karen Connelly,, 739 7380.


St. John's Health in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.


The mission of the all-volunteer Auxiliary is to promote and advance the welfare of St. John's Health in these ways: by educating members so they may serve as community ambassadors for the Medical Center, through fundraising activities, and by service to the hospital and its patients. Funds raised by the Auxiliary, through annual events such as the Spring Fling Gala and the Annual Charity Golf Tournament, go directly toward the fulfillment of pledges to the Medical Center for specific equipment or services. Since its inception, the Auxiliary has raised more than $2 million. The Auxiliary also sponsors the Living Center Christmas Party and the First Baby of the Year, awards scholarships, and participates in other charitable activities. The Auxiliary meets monthly, including quarterly social events for members and guests. For membership information, call Mary Katherine King at 307.739.7517.


The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness. For more information about the Foundation, please contact John Goettler at 307.739.7516 or