January/February 2008

Mercy Delivers 1,000th Baby of 2007

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The staff of the Family Birth Center surrounded Cortez Lariz, the 1,000th baby delivered at Mercy Medical Center, Durango, Colo., during 2007. Cortez is wearing a knit cap stitched with the number “1,000.”

The Family Birth Center at Mercy Medical Center, Durango, Colo., celebrated a milestone on December 12 by delivering its 1,000th baby of 2007. Cortez Guadalupe Lariz, son of Elizabeth and Ramon Lariz, was delivered at 12:47 p.m. “Mercy’s Family Birth Center staff and providers did a tremendous job in 2007,” said Nancy Hoyt, chief nursing officer for Mercy. “We’re fortunate to celebrate this milestone in the same year we are celebrating the hospital’s 125th birthday and its legacy of caring for our community’s families.” The hospital expected to deliver a total of approximately 1,050 babies in 2007, up from 906 babies in 2006.