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First baby born at TCHC Jan. 3

The first baby of 2014 born at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena is a boy named Zane. Baby boy Zane Robert Smith was born on Friday, Jan. 3 at 1:54 a.m. to Rochelle Tschudi and Casey Smith of Menahga. He weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz and was 19 and a half inches long. Baby Zane was delivered by Heidi Strand, M.D. a Tri-County Health Care Family Medicine Physician.

Baby Zane will be welcomed home by siblings Tatiyana, Dominic, Makenzie, Aliyah and Toryn.

In addition to the Best Start Program, Baby Zane and his family received Chamber Bucks donated by Wadena Area Volunteers (WAVe), and a "Go Home Prepared" basket of essentials, donated by Tri-County Health Care for being the first baby of the New Year.

Tri-County Health Care is committed to providing all babies with the best start possible. The Best Start program is designed to ensure that families feel at home by offering a pleasing package plan designed to help families through every step of their OB journey. The package includes prenatal education, the hospital stay for mom and baby, as well as a home care visit after delivery. Families are also pampered with an array of free gifts.