Parents holding a newborn.

GRHS’ First Baby of the New Year Born January 8th

The first babies of 2019 have been welcomed into the world at hospitals across the country, but Aleta Monica Dvorak has the honor of being the first baby at Glacial Ridge Hospital. She was born on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 3:12 p.m., weighing 8 pounds 6-ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Delivered by Dr. Laura Huggins, Aleta is Monica and John Dvorak’s first child. Grandparents are Garrett and Camilla Dalhoff of Cyrus, and Dr. John and Deb Dvorak of Sauk Rapids.

Area businesses contributed to a community welcome gift that includes a jogging stroller from Glacial Ridge Hospital.

In the front row are Monica, Aleta, and John Dvorak. In back from left are Laura Huggins, M.D., Family Medicine with Obstetrics, and Tara Giese, RN.