Grand View Hospital Greets First Baby of 2011
|(January 03, 2011) Sellersville PA – Thomas Norman Corlett, Jr. entered the world at 1:02 a.m. at Grand View Hospital on Saturday, January 1, 2011. This earns him the distinction of being the first baby of the year born at the hospital.
This beautiful little bundle was born to loving parents Ashley Festa and Thomas Norman Corlett of Green Lane and joins big sister Addison who is two. Weighing in at five pounds and 12 ounces and 17 and ½ inches long, baby Thomas is named after his father.
Despite the holiday, Grand View’s Birth and Family Center was prepared to provide around-the-clock care for new arrivals as it is on every day of the year. Mother Ashley said, “I started packing my bag for the hospital on the morning of New Year’s Eve but never finished.” While she planned on a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, what felt like an upset stomach turned out to be contractions. With the baby in a breech position, a cesarean section was performed. “This little guy surprised us. He wasn’t due until February 1, but here he is,” she said.
About the Birth and Family Center at Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital’s recently renovated 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.
Through an affiliation with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP pediatricians staff Grand View 24 hours every day to care for complex births and special needs infants. Grand View also has a special care nursery equipped to provide higher level care when needed.
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. For more information on maternity services at Grand View Hospital, please call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org .
Thomas Norman Corlett, Jr. born 1/1/11 at 1:02 a.m.
Thomas Norman Corlett, Jr. and his Mother, Ashley Festa of Green Lane
Photography (both photos) by Geoff Patton for The Reporter