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St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2021

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2021
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Jan. 1, 2021


Sam Skinner, Marketing & Communications
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St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2021


LEWISTON, IDAHO – St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is ringing in 2021 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces and measuring 19 inches, Evangelina was born to Kendra and Brandon Friday, Jan. 1, at 2:39 a.m.

“We are excited to welcome a new family member and having the first baby of the new year is extra special,” said Kendra. “The team here is truly amazing. This is my third baby at St. Joe’s and I wouldn’t want to have my baby anywhere else.”

 “Our clinical and support staff are committed to creating a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for moms and babies,” said Earlene Reagan, Director of Women & Children Services at St. Joe’s. “It is one of our great privileges to help our community’s families welcome their newest additions in a positive and memorable way.”

About St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Family Beginnings

St. Joe’s Family Beginnings is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents in the region.  Family Beginnings offers a team of obstetricians, pediatricians, a certified nurse midwife, registered nurses – many with additional and specialized labor and delivery certifications, certified lactation educators, car seat technicians and other support staff. Families receive education and encouragement before, during and after the birth of a baby.  Additionally, Family Beginnings is a Safe Sleep certified program, demonstrating a commitment to community leadership in educating and promoting safe infant sleep practices.

Family Beginnings and OB physicians delivering babies at St. Joe’s are recognized with Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care.  Blue Distinction Centers+ are healthcare facilities and providers recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. To learn more about Family Beginnings and delivering a baby at St. Joe’s visit

About St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health, is the largest full-service regional medical center between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington providing advanced-level specialty healthcare. Our commitment to providing safe, exceptional care for our community means having highly skilled and certified physicians on our healthcare team and a quality facility with the latest in medical technology. St. Joseph has more than 120 board-certified physicians and providers, active in both primary care and specialty practice.  We seek to enhance the quality of life of the citizens we serve in our local communities through the promotion of health, by assuring compassion, sharing knowledge, providing technology, and communicating a love for what we do. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Making Communities Healthier® by Continuing the Healing Ministry of Jesus.

For more information about St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, visit  For more information about LifePoint Health, visit


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