First baby born of the new year 2019 at CPMC; It’s a girl

Submitted by

Kate Stephens


Cabinet Peaks Medical Center staff and physicians welcomed Alora Briere, daughter of proud parents Jeff and Hailey Briere, as the first baby born in 2019. Alora made her entrance at 1:54 am on Wednesday, January 2nd, weighing 5 lbs 4oz, and was 18 inches long. Dr. Gregory Rice was the attending physician.

Baby Alora’s family is excited she is here. She has two brothers that can’t wait to meet her – Khyber, 3 years old, and Wilson, 1 year old.  They stayed with their Grandma while Uncle Jonathan drove Hailey to the hospital, where dad met them after he finished working.

The New Year’s baby is traditionally celebrated throughout South Lincoln County, and many community members and businesses contribute to help make the celebration a bit more special.  Along with Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, who provided the new little girl and her parents with an Ergo Baby Child Carrier equipped with an all weather cover and infant insert, and an afghan created and donated by a CPMC employee, other area businesses joined in the celebration. Cabinet Peaks Clinic Family Medicine donated a Graco stroller; Cabinet Peaks Clinic OB/GYN donated a Graco swing/bouncer; Cabinet Peaks Clinic Bull river donated a jumparoo; Glacier Bank provided a Visa Gift Card; Northwest Community Health Center donated a baby bouncer, and Libby Clinic donated a pack and play.

More than 100 babies are delivered annually at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.  “We pride ourselves in our Birthing Services and in our remarkable Delivery Team here at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center,” stated Kimberlee Rebo, RN, BSN, CMSRN and Manager of Acute Care Services at CPMC.   “All of our Labor and Delivery rooms are completely private, offering a warm and intimate setting in which to bring new babies into the world and individualized care for this special time.”

“At CPMC, we feel that all of our new additions deserve to be celebrated,” continued Rebo.  “We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide each of our newborns with a free newborn baby photo, an ‘I was born at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center’ onsie, a hand stitched blanket made by our Hospital Auxiliary Team, and crocheted infant hats made and donated with love by hospital and community members. Many other community organizations provide items and educational materials to our new moms & infants as well.  New babies & families alike are celebrated and supported in this new adventure!”

For more information about the Birthing Services at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, please call Kate Stephens at 283-7140.

Alora Briere, daughter of proud parents Jeff and Hailey Briere. The parents welcomed Alora on Jan. 2, 2019, at 1:54 a.m. She weighed five pounds four ounces, and was 18 inches long. Photo courtesy of  Kate Stephens, CPMC.