MHP Welcomes First Baby of 2018

The following is a news release provided to KBOE from Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa:

(MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa)–Adan Dean Martin was born at 4:12 am on January 4, 2018, making him Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2018 New Year’s Baby.

Adan weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20 inches long. His parents are Patricia Snook and Travis Martin of Sigourney. His grandparents are Tim and Faye Snook of Oskaloosa and Crystal and the late Larry Martin of Sigourney. His great grandparents are James and Bonnie Handeland of Eddyville and Wallis and the late Beverly Lippard of What Cheer.

Adan was delivered by Family Practice Physician Shawn Richmond, MD. He was not due until mid-January, so being the New Year’s Baby was a big surprise for the family. Big brother Joshua, 4, has warmed up to the idea of a little brother.

“He’s healthy, that is what we are most happy about,” Patricia said. “Both of my children were born here at Mahaska Health Partnership. With Joshua, the Birthing Center had just opened. It’s as wonderful as I remembered!”

As MHP’s first baby of 2018, Adan received a basket full of gifts from MHP and Whispering Tree Gifts, the Hospital Auxiliary’s gift shop located just inside Entrance #4 on the MHP campus.

Featured Photo: Adan Dean Martin of Sigourney is Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2018 New Year’s Baby. He is shown with his delivering physician, Dr. Shawn Richmond; his older brother, Joshua; and his mother, Patricia Snook. Dad Travis Martin works nights and was home sleeping when the New Year’s Baby gift presentation was made. Adan was born Jan. 4 at 4:12 am and weighed 6 lbs, 7 oz.



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