On Jan. 1, Elk Regional Health Center welcomed the first baby born in its Family Unit in 2012.
Rebecca Jean Coffman is the daughter of Antoinette Nichols and Jamie Coffman of Emporium. Dr. Steven Koch delivered Rebecca at 5:37 p.m. on New Year’s Day. She weighed eight pounds, one ounce, and was 22 inches long.
Rebecca was welcomed home by her sister, Sabreia, 7, and brothers Isaac, 5, and Ivon, 4.
The family received a savings bond and a teddy bear from the Elk Regional Health System Auxiliary, two cases of diapers and a case of baby wipes from Elk Regional Health Center, and gifts from the employees of The Family Unit and the staff at Dr. Koch’s office.
Pictured are Miss Nichols and Mr. Coffman with Rebecca. In the back row are, from left, Anita Wendel, the president of Elk Regional’s Auxiliary; Sara Pistner, RN; Laura Lorenzo, RN, the lead charge nurse of The Family Unit; Sara Myers, CLC RN, nurse manager of The Family Unit; Rachael Mackey, LPN; and Dr. Koch. (Photo submitted)