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"First Baby" of 2019 Welcomed by Medical Center and Auxiliary

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"First Baby" of 2019 Welcomed by Medical Center and Auxiliary

St. John’s Medical Center announces the birth of the First Baby of the New Year, who arrived at 9:18 am on January 2, 2019. Baby Noah Keenan was born to parents Debra and Peter Keenan of Jackson. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and he joins his sister, four-year-old Sally. He was delivered by obstetrician Dr. Shannon Roberts, and his pediatrician is Dr. Karin Klee. Debra and Noah were cared for by nurses Ellen Marsh, RN; Debbie Bedford, RN; and Katie Baxter; RN.

The hospital Auxiliary recognized the birth by coordinating a warm welcome on behalf of thirty community businesses and individuals. The Auxiliary presented the family with gift baskets of toys, baby care items, and numerous gift certificates to be enjoyed by the proud 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.


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.