A mini-baby boom to help launch spring

On March 2 the babies started coming. One, then another, then another, then another...

  • Mar. 9, 2016 7:00 p.m.

For the Townsman

The Cranbrook area is finishing off the winter with a mini-baby boom, according to Interior Health.

Karl Hardt, Communications Officer for Interior Health East, wrote in an email that March 2 was already a hectic day at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. A surge in patients had teams in emergency, medical and other departments scrambling.

Then, the babies started coming. One, then another, then another, then another…

In just 24 hours from March 2 to 3, a total of 11 babies entered the world at EKRH.

In astrological terms, hat’s a lot of Pisces.

For a site that generally averages fewer than two deliveries a day, delivering 11 babies in 24 hours was a testament to the dedication, teamwork and flexibility of the great staff and physicians.

“This required monumental effort and everyone stepped up and helped out in spite of the pressures being felt in every unit,” said Karyn Morash, EKRH Acute Health Services Director.

“We are learning daily how to strengthen our teamwork within departments and between programs. It’s a difficult but exciting time to be in healthcare and I’m happy to be in it with all y’all.”