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Sandberg Twins Born on First Day WCA Hospital Joins UPMC System

 

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JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (Wednesday, January 4, 2017)—Sandberg twins, baby boy, Jack, and baby girl, Raegan, were the first newborns welcomed into the UPMC Chautauqua WCA family on the same historic day WCA Hospital integrated into the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) system, Thursday, December 1.

Weighing in at 5 pounds, 12 ounces, Jack was born at 8:11 p.m. on the evening of December 1; and twin sister, Raegan, was born at 8:12 p.m. weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces.  Parents, Ashley and Rodney Sandberg, say the twins are the first bundles of joy to join their family.  “My husband and I are thrilled about our new additions to the family,” said new mommy, Ashley.  “We had a wonderful patient experience and were excited to learn that our children were the first to be born on the hospital’s special day.”

The WCA Hospital and UPMC integration became official on December 1.  UPMC Chautauqua WCA is the first New York State hospital and the first hospital outside of Pennsylvania to integrate with world-renowned UPMC, based in Pittsburgh.

Local physician, Nancy Allen, M.D., board-certified obstetrician, delivered the babies.  The labor and delivery teams at UPMC Chautauqua WCA delivered four newborns on the commemorative day.  To learn all of the ways UPMC Chautauqua WCA cares for you, visit their website at upmcchautauquawca.org. To learn more about UPMC, go to upmc.com.


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