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Staff at Selkirk & District General Hospital Welcome First Baby of 2015

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (RHA) welcomed the first baby of 2015 at Selkirk & District General Hospital early New Year’s day.

Weighing seven pounds 14 ounces, Blake Roderick Francois Guimond was born January 1 at 2:24 a.m. to mom Melissa Fontaine and dad Andrew Guimond of Sagkeeng First Nation.

Fontaine and Guimond are looking forward to returning home to introduce baby Blake to big sister, Adeleah, 7, and big brothers Aiden, 6, and Bryson who is eleven months. They thank Dr. Saba for attending the delivery and the Selkirk Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and staff members for the care and generosity they received. The auxiliary and staff at the hospital presented the family with gift baskets.

“What a lovely way to start the New Year! We are very happy to put together a gift for the family,” said Betty Milkowski, chair of the Selkirk Ladies Hospital Auxiliary. 

According to Odette Williams, clinical team manager of obstetrics at Selkirk & District General Hospital, the number of babies born at the hospital in 2014 has increased from the previous year’s count of 246.  

“There were three hundred babies born at the hospital in Selkirk in 2014. That is the most we have ever had in one year,” Williams said.

Interlake-Eastern RHA extends its best wishes and congratulations to the Fontaine/Guimond family on the birth of their son.

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