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Newborns Make History

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Last Baby Born, First Baby Born, Make History at

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

 

Irwin Landau, MD, of Women’s Care in Ormond Beach, holding Austin Callahan (left) and Jersey Campenile (right).  Austin was the first baby born at the new Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Jersey was the last baby born at
Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial.

Daytona Beach, FL (July 16, 2009) --- Jennifer Frankenbush and Michael Campenile of Ormond Beach never imagined they might be part of the historic move to the new Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.  As it turned out, their daughter, Jersey, was the last baby born at the old Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial.

 

“It’s been an amazing experience,” said Jennifer.  “Seeing my baby for the first time changed my whole perspective on life.” 

 

Jennifer went into labor at 1 am and gave birth at 9:29 a.m.  Baby Jersey weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 inches long. She was the last baby born in the 42-year history of Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial. Mom and baby were transported to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center at 11:12 a.m.

 

Anna Marie and Brandon Callahan also made history.  Their son, Austin, was the first baby born at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.  Anna Marie arrived to the hospital at 9:30 a.m, in labor, and gave birth at 12:40 p.m.  Baby Austin weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

 

Irwin Landau, MD, delivered both baby Jersey at the Ormond Beach hospital and baby Austin at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.  In addition to those historic feats, the Ormond Beach obstetrician recently reached the milestone of more than 4000 deliveries at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center!

 

“I’m honored to be part of the history of these two institutions,” said Dr. Landau.  “And it’s nice to know I will be remembered not only for the extraordinary volume of babies I delivered, but also as the obstetrician who delivered the last baby at Ormond Memorial and the first at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.”

 

To celebrate the joyous occasions, the BirthCare Center presented both families with a $50 savings account, courtesy of East Coast Community Bank, a portrait package, compliments of Cooper Photography and a gift tote bag filled with newborn and mother goodies.