Grand View Hospital Greets First Babies of 2012
|(January 1, 2012) Sellersville, PA – At Grand View Hospital where more than 1,600 babies are born each year, the first of 2012, a baby boy, was born at 6:27 am to Kate Magee of East Norriton. Jackson Jameson Magee made a grand New Year’s Day entrance a few weeks ahead of his scheduled due date, surprising his mother who was still deciding his name later that morning. He weighed in at 5 pounds and 7 ounces and is 18 inches long.
Minutes later, at 6:53 am, the second baby of the new year was born at Grand View to parents Gina and Rick Rothenberger of Harlesyville. Baby boy Alex weighed 8 pounds and ten ounces and was 20 inches long. He is the third child in his family, joining siblings Ryan, 6, and Ella, 3.
Despite the holiday, Grand View’s Birth and Family Center was prepared to greet New Year’s Day arrivals. “Our maternity unit is always well-staffed and prepared to handle deliveries on a moment’s notice,” said Clinical Coordinator of Maternity Susan Minio, RNC-OB, BSN. This includes caring for the special needs of premature and ill newborns.
About Grand View Hospital
A recently expanded partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia brings CHOP’s renowned neonatology program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the community. The NICU is equipped with advanced medical technology for infants who need more help and closer watching than those in a regular newborn nursery. It has six critical-care bassinets where CHOP neonatologists and specially trained nurses care for the unique needs of Grand View’s tiniest patients 24 hours a day. This includes care such as monitoring breathing, administering intravenous medications, maintaining body temperature, assisting with feeding, and other special care. Expectant parents of high-risk babies are invited to learn more about CHOP neonatal care at Grand View or to schedule a tour by calling (215) 453-4902.
First Baby, Jackson Jameson Magee
Second Baby, Alex Rothenberger
|Grand View Hospital’s Birth and Family Center combines a comfortable, attractive décor with state-of-the-art obstetrical technology. Skilled and compassionate physicians and nurses are committed to helping mothers have a safe, comfortable birthing experience. Many of Grand View’s nurses have attained specialty certifications in inpatient obstetrics, maternal-child nursing, fetal monitoring, and third-trimester ultrasounds. Nearly all are trained and certified in neonatal advanced life support.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care. For more information on Grand View Hospital and its services, please call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org.