SMH Welcomes First Baby Born in 2013
Stephens Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the arrival of the first baby born in 2013, Marley Izabella Kerr-Patenaude. Cary Kerr went into labor on Monday, December 31 almost two weeks before her due date of January 13. Marley was born at 1:38 AM weighing 8 lbs and 2 ounces and measuring 22 1/2 inches in length. Marley may have been early but her timing was perfect, earning her the title of the first baby born at Stephens Memorial Hospital in 2013.
Cary Kerr and Joseph Patenaude of Mexico welcomed their new baby girl with the help of Dr. Gregory Hardy. Marley joins her siblings; Harley, Maggie, Garth, Joey and Savanna.
As part of the celebration Stephens Memorial Hospital presented baby Marley and family with gifts donated by area businesses including: Oxford Hannaford, New Balance, Books and Things, Stephens Volunteer Services and Stephens Memorial Hospital Community Relations Department.
As the first of Maine’s babies born in 2013, Marley, along with all other Maine resident babies born in 2013 is eligible through the Harold Alfond College Challenge to receive a $500 grant to start a NextGen College Investing Plan® account. Beloved philanthropist Harold Alfond established the program before he died to ensure access to higher education for all Maine’s children. There is no income limit or need to contribute additional money to receive the grant.
The Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital offers an integrated, family- approach to childbirth in a private, secure and comfortable setting. The caring staff works closely with expectant parents to create a memorable birthing experience, encouraging siblings and other family members to be involved in the process.