Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles welcomes its first baby of 2021

The BirthPlace at Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year at 3 a.m. Friday.

Tiffany and Timothy Brand of Buchanan, Michigan are the proud new parents of a daughter, Raven Sierra Brand. She was born at 3:03 a.m.

The family received gift baskets from the Spectrum Health Lakeland Auxiliary and an anonymous community donor.

“With the first birth of the new year, we pause to reflect on 2020 which has presented challenges unlike ever before,” said Benjamin Wood, DO, medical director of obstetrics, Spectrum Health Lakeland. “At Spectrum Health Lakeland, our team remains committed to provide safe, high quality obstetrics care to our patients and their growing families. We look forward to continuing to care for our local communities in the year ahead.”

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