Submitted by Kate Stephens
The end of February and beginning of March 2018 have had the Obstetrics Department at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center hustling and bustling. The week of Feb. 26 brought the excitement of four babies born in just 12 hours in the birthing suites.
That excitement was heightened when just one week later the Medical Center welcomed three more babies in a four hour time period.
“This was quite a team effort,” stated Kimberlee Rebo, RN, BSN, Manager of Acute Care and Obstetrics.
“There wasn’t a person in the building that didn’t step up to assist the team to help make things run smoothly. We had folks that stayed late to deliver babies, folks that worked diligently to get our patients adequate pain control, and an untold number who worked behind the scenes to help clean and restock the rooms as quickly as we used them.”
Two baby boys and two baby girls were welcomed in the first group. On Feb. 28, the first baby girl was born at 9:56 p.m. delivered by Dr. Jana Hall.
On March 1, at 2:34 a.m., another baby girl was welcomed by Dr. Brian Bell. Also on March 1, the first baby boy of the series was welcomed by Dr. Hall at 7:43 a.m., and finally at 9:03 a.m., the second baby boy was delivered by Dr. Bell.
The second rush began on March 5 with three more babies, all delivered by Dr. Brian Bell. At 9:23 a.m. on March 5 the team welcomed a baby boy.
On March 6 at 12:13 a.m., a baby girl was born, and she was followed very quickly by another baby boy at 1:07 a.m.
Dr. Brian Bell, OB/GYN with Cabinet Peaks OB/GYN who delivered five of the seven babies, is proud of the teamwork shown during this extraordinary event.
“It is a great testament to the ability of the OB team here at Cabinet Peaks to provide excellent care even under duress. It was an honor to be a part of that,” said Dr. Bell.
Kate Stephens, Marketing Manager at Cabinet Peaks was also delighted about the event.
“The birth of a new baby is one of the happiest occurrences in the day to day life of a medical center, but when they come in bunches, it brings an extra level of joy and excitement into the facility.”
After delivering at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, families are gifted with an assortment of goodies, including an “I was born at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center” onsie, a hand stitched baby blanket created by the CPMC Auxiliary, and a baby hat knitted by local volunteers.
The families are also provided a free newborn baby photo of their little one to mark the memorable occasion.