Welcome, Milana! She makes her entrance as the first baby born at the new Northwest Health – La Porte

 

Proud parents Deon Dudley, Justice Reed and baby Milana Dudley

The stork made a special delivery at the new Northwest Health – La Porte hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 27 as staff and family welcomed the first baby born in the brand new facility.

The happy parents are Justice Reed and Deon Dudley of Michigan City. Their precious baby girl, Milana, was born at 2:48 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds 9 ounces.  The birth was especially exciting for mom and dad because they chose to wait and discover the baby’s gender at the delivery.  Dr. Julius Ellis, obstetrician/gynecologist, delivered the baby and his exclamation of “It’s a girl!” brought smiles and tears of joy.

Milana joins four older brothers and one older sister. Three of her siblings were born at the old La Porte Hospital and Justice noticed the difference in the rooms at the new facility.  “The rooms here are huge and that was really nice for us,” she said.

The hospital’s CEO, Ashley Dickinson, said patients’ comfort, such as large birthing suites, is one of the many benefits of the new facility. “The larger birthing suites allow our staff the space to be even more family centered here.  Dr. Ellis, who delivered Milana, along with our other obstetricians and certified nurse midwives, did a great job in helping us design our new Birthing & Family Care Center.”

For Justice and Deon, bringing another life into the family is certainly a big event, and for staff at the hospital, the first birth is a milestone in the hospital’s lifespan as well. Justice and Deon received a special gift basket from Northwest Health as a special congratulations and to mark this milestone.

9 Responses to “Welcome, Milana! She makes her entrance as the first baby born at the new Northwest Health – La Porte”

  1. Krista

    Oct 29. 2020

    Congratulations, both of you on your beautiful daughter. So precious I love her hair,

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  2. May

    Oct 29. 2020

    Congratulations to your gorgeous baby!

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  3. Becky

    Oct 29. 2020

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby! Love the full head of hair!

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    • Lisa D

      Oct 30. 2020

      What a beautiful baby and family. Congratulations, enjoy the blessings.

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  4. Gail

    Oct 29. 2020

    Beautiful baby, beautiful family! Congrats to all —

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  5. Sue Pagels

    Oct 30. 2020

    Beautiful family! Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl – love that hair!!

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  6. Harold

    Oct 30. 2020

    Awesome, Congratulations, Truly a gift from God.

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  7. Karen

    Oct 31. 2020

    I love this story, congratulations to this beautiful family!

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