The First Baby of the Year was born at St. John’s Health at 4:27
am on January 1, 2020. Baby Parke Mary Fariss was born to parents Grace
Peck and Jason Fariss of Jackson. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and
she joins her brother, two-and-a half-year-old Henry. She was delivered
by obstetrician Dr. Shannon Roberts, and her pediatrician is Dr. Karin
Klee. Grace and Parke were cared for by nurses Yan Olais, RN, and Ashley
St. John’s Health Auxiliary recognized the birth by coordinating
a warm welcome on behalf of thirty-seven community businesses and individuals,
including one from Grace Peck herself, owner of Roam, who didn’t
think that she would be the first to give birth in 2020. 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
"First Baby" coordinator for the Auxiliary, lactation consultant
Janet Wood, RN, along with Auxiliary members Linda Melcer and Becky Rice,
extended the Auxiliary's appreciation to the business community for
its support of the First Baby program.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, email@example.com, 307.739.7380.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HEALTH
St. John's Medical Center 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.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S AUXILIARY
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 St. John’s Health, 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 Claire O’Connor at 307.739.7517.