Last week, Swedish/Edmonds delivered its 60,000th baby since the hospital opened 47 years ago as Stevens Hospital.
Baby Zoë and her parents, Sarah and James Wagner of Lynnwood, were presented a gift basket and $100 gift card by Mike Carter, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, Swedish/Edmonds.
“I was completely surprised,” said Sarah Wagner. “I’m so honored that my baby is the 60,000th born at the hospital.”
“This is our second time having a baby here,” says James Wagner. “And because the nurses and doctor took good care of us and our baby the first time, and we had such a good experience, we thought we’d come back.”
Zoë weighs 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was delivered by Randolph Bourne, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist, Sound Women’s Care.
“Sixty thousand is a lot of babies when you stop and think about it – that’s nearly the combined populations of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace,” says Joyce Miller, manager of the Childbirth Center at Swedish/Edmonds. Swedish/Edmonds Childbirth Center rooms were redesigned and completed in early April. New tours of the Childbirth Center are available for expectant parents. Register at the Resources and Classes section of the Swedish website, www.swedish.org.