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London Health Sciences Centre welcomes first baby of 2019


For Immediate Release:
January 1, 2019

LONDON, Ontario – This year’s New Year baby is baby Randall Alexander Stevens Gagnier, born at 3:03am and welcomed by mom Kristi Staats, dad Joe Gagnier and two older brothers. Randall made an earlier-than-expected appearance and is currently being cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at LHSC’s Children’s Hospital.

To welcome the first baby of 2019, the Pharmacist-owners of London and area Shoppers Drug Mart stores have generously donated a gift basket to baby Randall and his family.

Shoppers Drug Mart has proudly served London and the surrounding region for more than 25 years. As a part of their ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of women in their community, the Pharmacist-owners and staff of Shoppers Drug Mart stores are pleased to welcome the first baby of the New Year to London.

London Health Sciences Centre and 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 handcrafted baby blanket for the first-born baby of the New Year.


About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been at the forefront of medicine in Canada for 142 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, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 70 international and national firsts and attracts top 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 http://www.lhsc.on.ca

Contact Information:
Kelly Hutchinson
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500 Pager 17878

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