Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital welcomes Sitka’s first baby of 2014

January 09 2014

SITKA – Dylan Blackhurst was the first baby of 2014 born at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.

Dylan was born at 4:12 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. His parents are Carl and Amber Blackhurst of Sitka. Dylan weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and he was 20.75 inches long at birth. Dr. Donna Smith delivered Dylan, with the assistance of Lynn Northrup, R.N. and Tracy West, R.N.

photo of Blackhurst family

Dylan has one older Brother, Daniel, who is 2 ½ years old. Mom works in the SEARHC Outpatient Department and Dad works for Mt. Edgecumbe High School.

As the first baby of the new year born at S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, Dylan and his parents received several special gifts donated by local businesses. Businesses that donated gifts are Agave, The Pub, Sitka Flowers, Brenner’s, Silver Basin, Stereo North, Sitka Lutheran Church, Evergreen Natural Foods, Pizza Express, Old Harbor Books, Home Plus, Hair Loft, Sweet Peas, Bev's Flowers, Airport Gift Shop and SEARHC.