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St. John Owasso Welcomes 1,000th Baby



Owasso, OK – St. John Owasso celebrated a milestone with the birth of the hospital’s 1,000th baby on January 3, 2011. Kaylee Nicole Phillips was delivered at 3:43 p.m. to Melissa Cash and Matthew Phillips of Claremore. She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. and was 20 inches in length. Baby Kaylee was delivered by Kimberly Sorensen, D.O. Guy Sneed, D.O. assisted in the birth.

St. John Owasso opened four years ago on November 13, 2006. Shortly after, St. John Owasso welcomed the community’s first hospital birth. Roman Xavier Krepps was delivered at 5:15 p.m. on December 5, 2006, to parents Shirlynn Mitchell and Burt Krepps.

From the inception of St. John Owasso’s opening as the community’s first full-service hospital, the city has experienced approximately 1,470 hospital births, with St. John Owasso delivering nearly 70 percent of those born, according to Tulsa Hospital Council data.

“St. John Owasso has been dedicated to providing a wonderful experience to families of the newborn since it opened its doors in November 2006,” said David Phillips, St. John Owasso chief executive officer. “As the city’s only hospital in the community with a hospital floor dedicated to mother-baby nursing, we are pleased to be the trusted source for individuals who wish to have their baby in a hometown setting."

About St. John Owasso Women’s Services
St. John Owasso is a not-for-profit healthcare facility sponsored by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother through St. John Health System. St. John Owasso features the Owasso Center of Women’s Health, which includes a full service labor and delivery unit with four labor and delivery rooms, eight postpartum rooms and a newborn nursery. The Center for Women’s Health offers four full-time obstetricians, an on-site certified neonate nurse practitioner, as well as the support of St. John Medical Center’s state-of-the-art accredited neonatal unit team of specialists.

Additionally, the Center for Women’s Health offers mammography, bone density scans and ultrasound services, as well as educational programming for women, including the award-winning LifeStart program.

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