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Saint Mary's Welcomes First Baby of 2013

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Lyla Emerson Dwyer born at midnight becomes first baby born in Reno-Sparks

RENO, Nev. – Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 – Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the arrival of the first baby born in 2013. Lyla Emerson Dwyer was born right at the stroke of midnight. The healthy little bundle of joy weighs 7 lbs 9 oz and measures 20 inches. Parents, David and Amanda Dwyer, are very excited for their second child.

"We are always excited to welcome in the first baby of the New Year," said Marie Luback-Neves, RN, director of Saint Mary's Family Birthing Center. "This is one of those special moments at the hospital and Saint Mary's is proud to have delivered another healthy baby."

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has delivered northern Nevada's babies for over 104 years and continues to offer a family-centered care philosophy during the labor and delivery experience. The Family Birthing Center is also home to the T.J. and Debbie Day Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, specialized in caring for newborns as well as a Pediatric Unit for children admitted to the hospital.

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Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary's offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Heart and Vascular Institute dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group with six primary care offices, four urgent care facilities and two retail clinics and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit