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New Year's baby born at Lakewood Health

Photo provided. The first baby of 2012 arrived at Lakewood Health System. From left (Back) Dr. Julie Benson, Kendall Roline, Marilyn Wilson, Missie Daniels. (Front) Todd, Amanda and Traven Hillukka.

The new year brings the celebration of birth for Todd and Amanda Hillukka of Pelican Rapids, who welcomed their new baby boy, Traven Isaiah into the world on Jan. 1. The first baby of the New Year at Lakewood Health System, Traven was born at 12:28 p.m. and weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 and a half inches.

Delivering physician Dr. Julie Benson was assisted by Registered Nurse Kendall Roline. To celebrate Traven Isaiah's birth, the Lakewood Health System Auxiliary and Piece Makers Quilting Club presented gifts to the family in honor of the New Year. The auxiliary gave a gift of $50, presented by Marilyn Wilson of Staples. Representing the Piece Makers Quilting Club, Missie Daniels gave a beautiful handmade baby quilt, prepared months in advance just for the 2012 New Year's baby. The Auxiliary and Piece Makers Quilting Club annually present gifts to the family of the New Year's baby at Lakewood Health System.

Traven joins big sister Alexis and brother Levi, who were also delivered by


All patients who give birth at Lakewood Health System are showered with free gifts, including a candlelight dinner, a relaxing massage, an infant car seat, a CD of baby photos, a diaper bag with supplies, a tote bag, a complimentary home visit by the expectations team and a choice between a case of diapers, a Boppy breastfeeding pillow and a spa basket.

Along with the gifts, Lakewood strives to give our customers and patients exceptional service, by giving them their experience surrounding the birth of their child.