Grand View Hospital Greets 12-12-12 Babies
|(December 12, 2012) Sellersville, PA – At Grand View Hospital where more than 1,600 babies are born each year, as of noon on December 12th, four newborns were joyfully welcomed into the world with 12-12-12 birthdays. The first, a baby boy, Brock James, was born at 2:46 am to proud parents Jen and Stacy Pursell of Sellersville. Mom Jen said, “While my husband pointed out months ago that the date was supposedly the end of the world according to some people, I never gave it a second thought. Then on the 11th close to midnight it became clear.” The baby, who wasn’t due until the 21st, would indeed have an unusual birthday. The little bundle, just under 7 pounds, joins two big brothers, Bryce 21, and Brendon, 17.
The second baby of the day, Carter, was born to first-time parents Amanda and Josh Sands of Pennsburg at 8:10 am. Mom said of her new 7 pound, 6 ounce son, “He came one day early and on our anniversary. Plus a 12-12-12 birthday is kind of neat in itself.”
The third baby boy of the morning was born minutes later at 8:30 am to parents Yan Chen and Jie Lin. Little Louis Lin joins a big brother and sister at home. The beaming father of three had no reservations changing his tiny son’s diaper as mom rested peacefully nearby.
The fourth baby of the day, and the first girl, was born at 11:16 am. Mom was resting following a cesarean section while three more expectant couples anxiously awaited the arrival of their own little bundle of joy in the maternity department.
“Each and every baby comes with a special story,” remarked Maternity and Pediatrics Manager Kathleen Peca, RN. “We are honored to be at the start of each and every baby born here at Grand View.”
About Grand View Hospital
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. All of Grand View’s registered 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.
A partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) brought renowned neonatology and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to Grand View earlier this year. The NICU is staffed with CHOP neonatologists and is specially equipped for infants who need more help and closer watching than those in a regular newborn nursery. 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.
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.
Pursell Father and Son
Jie Lin and Son Louis