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First baby born just before midnight Sunday

First Baby Lene Oralie is held by her mother, Loren Mickel. Standing from left are Nurse Manager Lauralynn Williams; Lene’s father, Caleb Mickel; RNs Hilary Vincent and Ariel Randall, and CNA Jennifer Tavares. Photo courtesy PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

Ketchikan’s first baby of 2014 is Lene Oralie Mickel, born just shy of midnight on Jan. 5th at Ketchikan Medical Center.

The healthy 6-pound, 8-ounce girl was born to Loren and Caleb Mickel, and she is the first child for the couple. According to the hospital, Certified Nurse Midwife Marta Poore delivered the baby, with assistance from nurses Susan Walsh and Kathleen Foster.

The family received a gift basket holding items donated by hospital staff and members of the hospital auxiliary.

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