Local hospitals welcome first babies of 2020
The first baby born in 2020 in Michiana was born at 12:48 a.m. at the St. Joseph Health System's Mishawaka Medical Center.
Jessica Schuck was born at 12:48 a.m. and weighed in at 5 pounds 6 ounces. Jessica and her mother, Jennifer Fairres-Schuck, are doing well.
Lakeland Hospital in Niles welcomed its first baby at 12:59 a.m. Ashley Swisher and Austin Zavoral of Buchanan are the proud parents of Ryker James Zavoral. Ryker weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces. The Lakeland Auxiliary provided the family with a gift basket full of baby items valued at $100.
Memorial Hospital of South Bend's first baby born this year was welcomed at 2:26 a.m. It was a girl.
Elkhart General Hospital's first baby of the year was born at 9:47 a.m. It was a boy.