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1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 1/4/2019 11:28:12 AM EASTERN
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UPMC Cole announces first baby of 2019

UPMC Cole’s Maternity Unit welcomed the first baby of the New Year on January 2, 2019, at 7:43 a.m. to the proud parents of Josh and Kassie Rothermel from Smethport, PA. Their baby boy weighed in at 8 pounds, 9.9 ounces, and 21 inches in length. Colt was delivered by Dr. Fouany and Kristine Ball, CNM from UPMC Cole’s Women’s Health Center.

Among the first gifts the baby received was a gift certificate from the Cole Foundation to the Looking Glass Gift Shop along with flowers and balloons.

Approximately 200 babies are delivered annually at UPMC Cole. The maternity unit and the Women's Health Center at UPMC Cole have a dedicated team that provides education, care coordination and compassionate support for their patients. For more information, call the Women's Health Center at 814.274.7101 or visit