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St. Francois County’s First Baby of 2021 Arrives at Parkland Health Center

It’s a boy! Taylor Hawkins and Kenneth Hahn II are the proud parents of a son, Kit Walker Hawkins, the first baby born in St. Francois County in 2021. Kit was born at Parkland Health Center in Farmington on January 4, 2021, at 8:20 a.m., weighing 8 pounds 1 ounce and 19 and a half inches long. Dr. Saurabh Kumar was the delivering physician. Kit will make his home in Farmington, MO with his parents.

 As first baby, his family was treated to a gift basket complete with a diaper bag, blankets, toys, bibs, and much more, compliments of the following area BJC organizations: Parkland Health Center, BJC Medical Group – Medical Arts Clinic, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, BJC Home Care, and BJC Behavioral Health. “Kit is such a beautiful baby,” said Lisa Helvey, OB Manager. “We are happy to treat him and his family with some gifts to help them get started.”

Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine. For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call (573) 756-6451 or visit www.parklandhealthcenter.org.

 
Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center includes two locations in Missouri — a full-service acute care hospital in Farmington as well as a three-bed critical access hospital in Bonne Terre. Parkland Health Center provides quality primary and secondary level inpatient and outpatient services to the people of St. Francois County and surrounding areas in southeastern Missouri.  Services across these two facilities include intensive care, obstetrics, geriatric psychiatry emergency services, oncology, infusion, sleep lab, wound care, and the Huckstep Heart and Lung Center. 
 
Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine. For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call (573) 756-6451 or the physician finder service at (573) 431-3338 or visit www.parklandhealthcenter.org
 
BJC HealthCare
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois, and mid-Missouri regions. Serving the health care needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities, BJC includes 15 hospitals and multiple health service organizations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care, and hospice. BJC’s nationally recognized academic hospitals, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine.

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