First in 2018 is a boy to the Landis family

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –  It’s not the earliest in the new year a baby was born at St. John’s Medical Center but it was good enough for Lucas Walter Landis to be the first in 2018.

Lucas was welcomed to Jackson at 3:23pm on January 2. The 5-lb, 12-oz healthy boy measured 19 inches, and is the first child for parents Lisa and Ian Landis of Wilson.

The baby was delivered by obstetrician Dr. Mary Girling. The nurses for the labor and delivery were Marc Tetenman, RN, and Beverly Boyce, RN. He was cared for at St. John’s by pediatrician Dr. Travis Riddell and nurses Stacie Tunison, RN, and Krista Halminiak, RN.

The hospital Auxiliary recognized the birth by coordinating a warm welcome on behalf of over 20 community businesses and individuals. St. John’s CEO Paul Beaupré, MD, Auxiliary member Joni Upsher, and Auxiliary president Connie Hansen presented the family with gift baskets of toys, baby care items, and numerous gift certificates to be enjoyed by the proud new parents at local shops and restaurants.

“First Baby” coordinator for the Auxiliary, Janet Wood, RN, extended the Auxiliary’s appreciation for the business community’s support of the First Baby program. The Auxiliary coordinates special events and fundraisers to benefit the patients of St. John’s Medical Center.

Ian and Lisa Landis holding baby Lucas while Connie Hansen, president of St. John’s Auxiliary, and Monica Lesley, director of OB, look on. (SJMC)
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