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December 4, 2013

First Baby Born at New Women’s Pavilion

The Ochsner Baptist Women’s Pavilion welcomed its first baby late Sunday afternoon, just hours after the move from Jefferson Highway was completed. Scott Stafford Crayne weighed seven pounds and five ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Parents Courtney and Randy Crayne were excited to learn their first child was the first baby born at the Women’s Pavilion, but said their “little guy was especially excited because now he has a claim to fame!”

First Baby Born - BasketTo commemorate the first baby, Ochsner Baptist CEO Dawn Anuszkiewicz presented the Crayne family with a basket full of New Orleans gifts and gift certificates from local stores including donations from community partners Audubon Institute, Nola Baby & Family, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner Baptist’s new baby store, O Baby!.

Sunday’s move of Women’s Services and NICU from the Jefferson Highway location to the new Women’s Pavilion at Ochsner Baptist hospital took approximately eight hours. Thirty-one NICU babies, eight women and three newborns were transferred to Ochsner Baptist during this timeframe. Acadian Ambulance used 12 ambulances to transport patients every ten minutes. More than 100 members of the Ochsner and Acadian Ambulance teams participated in the move.

First Baby Born - FamilyIn preparation for the final move, two “tabletop” drills and two “mock” moves were held in October and November. Dolls were used as NICU infants and newborns and off-duty nurses joined in as mothers to make the simulation as real as possible.

Photos: Ochsner Baptist CEO Dawn Anuszkiewicz celebrates the Women's Pavilion's first baby, Scott Crayne, with his mother, Courtney Crayne with a gift basket featuring New Orleans gifts and gift certificates.

Parents Randy and Courtney Crayne and their baby Scott Stafford Crayne.



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