Say hello to TCHC's first baby of 2022, Natalie Josephine

It's a tradition to celebrate the first baby of the new year at our area hospitals.

Natalie Josephine Hassa was the first baby of the new year at Tri-County Health Care, born, Jan. 3, 2022. Photo contributed by Tri-County Health Care

WADENA — The first baby born at Tri-County Health Care in 2022 is Natalie Josephine Hassa. She was born at 9:11 p.m., Jan. 3, 2022. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Her sibling is Braxton Grewe.

“It feels great; she is precious,” said Leah Oberg, the mother of the new year’s baby in a Tri-County Health Care news release. Oberg complimented the staff of Tri-County Health Care on the birthing process and was very appreciative of her special gifts. It is a new year’s tradition for the obstetrics staff of Tri-County Health Care to organize a New Years’ basket for the family.

This year the family was awarded with the following:

  • Weber’s Wadena Hardware $25 gift card
  • Basket, puzzle and frame from Hometown Crafts
  • Teething ring and wallet from 1776 Clothing Company
  • Gnome and picture from Smith Furniture & Carpet
  • Coffee mug and popcorn from Owly Coffee
  • Uptown $25 gift card
  • Picture, socks, lotion, scarf and mittens from The Taste of Colombia
  • Hat, jewelry and ornaments from All Around Divas
  • Necklace from Brink’s Jewelry
  • El Mariachi gift card
  • BBQ Smokehouse gift card
  • Super One Foods gift card
  • Pizza Ranch gift card
  • The Sleepy Sloth Shop gift card
  • Rejuvenating Massage shop gift card
  • Larry’s Family Pizza gift card
  • Glamour Salon blanket

Altogether, the family was awarded a gift basket with over a $500 value. All items came from local businesses in the Wadena area.

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