Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is excited to announce the birth of its first baby of 2024. Baby girl, Jane Stacey Herr, was born on January 6 at 10:19 a.m. to first-time parents Rebekah and Jake Herr of Wishek, North Dakota. Baby Jane weighed in at eight pounds and seven ounces.

In the past, JRMC has had five babies born on January 1, nine babies born on January 2, five babies born on January 3, and one baby born on January 4 to open the new year. Baby Jane is the first baby born on January 6 at JRMC to ring the new year in.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the first baby of the new year,” Trisha Jungels, Chief Nursing Officer. “The birth of a child is such a joyous occasion, and we feel privileged to help new families start off the year with this special blessing.”

JRMC had 370 births this last calendar year. The medical center takes immense pride in providing compassionate, family-centered care. JRMC’s state-of-the-art Family BirthPlace Unit offers a warm, home-like environment for new mothers and their babies. The private rooms provide space for family bonding, breastfeeding and learning how to care for a new baby.

Jake, Rebekah and Jane Herr.
Jake and Rebekah Herr with their newborn daughter, Jane.

“The nurses and doctors at Jamestown Regional Medical Center were wonderful,” said Rebekah Herr. “We felt well cared for during the delivery and after. We are excited to start this new adventure as a family of three!”

The Herr family was gifted a basket of newborn necessities from JRMC to aid in welcoming their latest member. The basket contained various infant care items to assist the family as they acclimate to life with their new arrival.

“We strive to make the birth experience as memorable and meaningful as possible for families,” said Emily Woodley, Manager of Family BirthPlace at JRMC. “Our team provides compassionate, personalized care for mothers and babies during this very special time.”

Baby Jane and her parents were discharged from JRMC on January 8th. The family is settling in at home and enjoying this new chapter of life together.