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First baby of the New Year born in LHSC's new North Tower


For Immediate Release:
January 1, 2012


(LONDON, Ontario) – This year’s New Year’s baby is Alejandro, born four minutes after midnight and weighing 6 lbs 2 oz (2790 g). Baby Alejandro is the son of Anna Dyckwall and Henry Harms.


Baby Alejandro is the first New Year’s baby to be born in LHSC’s new North Tower. LHSC’s obstetrical care unit moved into their brand new space in the Grace Donnelly Women's Health Pavilion at Victoria Hospital in June 2011, as part of the transfer of all obstetrical care services from St. Joseph's Hospital to LHSC.


“We are thrilled to welcome baby Alejandro as the first baby to be born at our new North Tower in 2012,” says Bonnie Adamson, LHSC president and CEO. “We wish baby Alejandro and his family best wishes for a happy and healthy life.”


To welcome the first baby of 2012, the pharmacist/owners of London Shoppers Drug Mart Stores have generously donated a gift basket to baby Alejandro and his family.


Shoppers Drug Mart has proudly served the London area for over 25 years. Through personal advice and counseling and an array of helpful health services, their goalis to help make it easier for patients and their families to manage their health.  As a part of their ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of women in their community, London Shoppers Drug Mart Stores are pleased to welcome the first baby of the New Year to London.


LHSC and the London Health Sciences Foundation would like to thank Shoppers Drug Mart for their generous donation of a gift basket.


In addition to the Shoppers Drug Mart gift basket, Children's Health Foundation included a teddy bear and London Health Sciences Foundation contributed a handmade baby blanket for the first-born baby of the New Year.


About London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attract stop clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca


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For more information:


Bärbel Hatje

Communications Consultant

London Health Sciences Centre

519-685-8500ext. 75947



To contact on January 1, please call the main hospital line at 519-685-8500 press 0 and ask for the communicator on call.