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London Health Sciences Centre welcomes first baby of 2020

For Immediate Release

January 1, 2020

London Health Sciences Centre welcomes first baby of 2020

LONDON, Ontario – The first baby of the New Year is baby Landen Douglas Hammond, born at 1:00 a.m. and weighing 7lbs 6oz. Landen is welcomed by mom Robin and dad Ryan.

To welcome the first baby of 2020, the pharmacist-owners of London and area Shoppers Drug Mart stores have generously donated a large gift basket for mom and Landen. 

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 the gift basket.

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

LHSC welcomes over 6,000 newborns each year.


About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been at the forefront of medicine in Canada for 145 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 65 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 www.lhsc.on.ca

Contact Information:
Erinor Jacob-Levine
Corporate Communications and Public Relations 
London Health Sciences Centre
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