Cabinet Peaks Medical Center staff and physicians welcomed Moira Shannon-Dee Lockamy, daughter of proud parents Shawn and Sarah Lockamy, as the first baby born in 2018. Moira made her entrance at 2:05 am on Monday, January 1st weighing 6lbs 7oz, and was 19 3/4 inches long. Dr. Jana Hall was the attending physician.

Baby Moira's family is excited she is here. When asked about their newest addition, the Lockamy family used scripture to describe their joy. "'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' He is faithful to his work and our Moira is just one more testimony."

Moira joins siblings Fallon, Deklan, and Finley Lockamy.

The New Year's baby is traditionally celebrated throughout South Lincoln County, and many community members and businesses contribute to help make the celebration a bit more special. Along with Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, who provided the new little girl and her parents with an Ergo Baby Child Carrier equipped with a water resistant rain/snow cover and teething pads, and an afghan created and donated by a CPMC employee, other area businesses joined in the celebration. Cabinet Peaks Family Medicine donated a Medela Double Breast Pump; Glacier Bank provided a Visa Gift Card; Northwest Community Health Center donated a baby bouncer, and Libby Clinic donated a pack and play.
More than 100 babies are delivered annually at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. "We pride ourselves in our Birthing Services and in our remarkable Delivery Team here at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center," stated Kimberlee Rebo, RN, BSN, CMSRN and Manager of Acute Care Services at CPMC. "All of our Labor and Delivery rooms are completely private with a private bathroom and shower. Most of the care provided to both mother & baby takes place right in the room."

"At CPMC, we feel that all of our new additions deserve to be celebrated," continued Rebo. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide each of our new mothers with a cozy robe to wear and take home, a free newborn baby photo, and an 'I was born at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center' onsie for their little ones, as well as a hand stitched blanket made by our Hospital Auxiliary Team and crocheted infant hats made and donated with love by hospital and community members. Many other community organizations provide items and educational materials to our new moms & infants as well. New babies & families alike are celebrated and supported in this new adventure!"

For more information about the Birthing Services at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, please call Kate Stephens at 283-7140.