Hannibal Regional Hospital welcomed the First Baby of 2014, Ruth Evelyn Russell, on January 2. Ruth was born to John and Lisa Russell of Monroe City at 11:55 am on Thursday, January 2, 2014, weighing 7 lbs 9 oz. and was 19 inches long. Ruth has two sisters, Anna and Isabelle, who were excited to meet their sister and are ready to bring her home.

Hannibal Regional Hospital

To make Ruth’s arrival even more special the Chris Coons Women’s Care Center, and area businesses, provided Ruth and her family with gifts:

  • A $2,000 scholarship from Hannibal-LaGrange University
  • A baby blanket and hat made by Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary
  • A diaper bag and layette set from BirthRight of Hannibal
  • A gift basket from Hannibal Regional Hospital

The Chris Coons Women’s Care Center at Hannibal Regional Hospital, Missouri’s first Baby-FriendlyTM birth facility provides family-centered maternity care which prepares parents to care for their new baby with confidence. To learn more about Hannibal Regional Hospital and the Chris Coons Women’s Care Center, visit hrhonline.org.