Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario Welcomes First New Year's Baby of 2013
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WHAT:  Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario is pleased to announce its recognition of the first baby born at the hospital on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013 in the Obstetrics Unit.

WHO:  Jaxon Jace Ray was born at 9:28 a.m, weighing 6 lbs, 2oz and measuring 18 inches. He was born to Lora and Jason Ray, of Vale, Oregon. Both mother and baby are doing well. This is the couple's first child.

HOW: To commemorate the hospital’s New Year’s baby, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario presented the Ray family with a baby-themed gift basket loaded with diapers, blankets, Alphonzo the bear and other items new parents enjoy. 

About Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario  
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario is a 49-licensed bed community hospital providing quality care for those in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho.  As a not-for-profit hospital, Saint Alphonsus Ontario reinvests profits back into the community.  Our highly trained and compassionate medical providers and support staff work to provide healing and hope for those we serve and to meet the growing healthcare needs of our communities.  For more information about Saint Alphonsus Ontario visit

About Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital, 714-bed regional, faith-based Catholic ministry with over 4,300 Associates and 950 medical staff.  Serving the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada, Saint Alphonsus Health System is comprised of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, with more than 275 primary care and specialty care providers at 35 clinic locations. As a not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, Novi, Michigan.  To find out more go to: