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First Baby Born in 2023 Arrived on January 4, 2023

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First Baby Born in 2023 Arrived on January 4, 2023

ROCK SPRINGS- The first baby born this year in Sweetwater County made her appearance on January 4, 2023.

Chelsea and Justin Elenbaum of Green River welcomed a precious baby girl into the world on January 4th. Baby Alora was born at 9:35am weighing 7 pounds, 13.3 ounces, and measured in at 20 inches. Alora is the youngest of 5, having two older brothers and sisters. Upon arrival, Alora was greeted with love and her parents were surprised with a thoughtful gift basket that the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated in honor of the first baby born in 2023.

This is a tradition that Memorial Hospital's Auxiliary members enjoy putting together and it’s a great gift to celebrate the first baby born every year at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. The basket included a variety of items including books, blankets, clothes, a stuffed animal, cups, and much more.

Baby Alora kicked off what’s sure to be a busy year in the Labor and Delivery Department. Last year, there were 400 babies born at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is a non-profit, 99-bed, regional acute-care facility in southwestern Wyoming. The hospital has more than 500 employees, including more than 30 employed physicians providing care in more than two dozen specialty fields. MHSC offers care in ENT/Otolaryngology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Nephrology, Obstetrics and Women’s Health, Oncology, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Urology, and Pulmonology. Services include Medical Imaging, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary, Diabetes Education, Dialysis, Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Laboratory Services, Medical and Surgical Unit, Nutrition Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Sleep Disorder Lab. Through its affiliation with University of Utah Health, dermatology, cardiology, vascular and maternal-fetal medicine services are offered. Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center is an affiliate partner of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.