Congratulations to all our magical babies! The magical moments contest is about celebrating the precious lives that began at Portneuf Medical Center in 2021. When it comes to a newborn, there are hundreds of magical moments. Their first breath, first smile, first word, first laugh, first step and the thousands of other firsts. The gift of life is magical and we, at Portneuf Medical Center, feel blessed each year to be a part of celebrating thousands of babies’ first days.
Since the early 50s, we have celebrated the birth of over 80,000 babies. Today, we are happy to celebrate the winners of our annual Magical Moments baby contest.
Our grand prize winner is Baby Briggs with 648 votes. Baby Silas is the contest runner-up with 578 votes.
These beautiful babies were among over 90 babies entered in our online photo contest this year. Voting was based on the public popular vote; the photo with the most likes at the close of the contest was selected for the grand prize.
We thank all those who submitted entries, voted, participated and grew to love the babies we all grew quite fond of over the last month. A special thanks to the Portneuf Auxiliary for their generous support.
If you are expecting, it is important to deliver at a hospital with excellent baby and neonatal care. Portneuf Medical Center, a designated Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is capable of caring for very small or very sick newborn babies and we have a wide variety of staff on-site, including neonatologists, neonatal nurses, and respiratory therapists available 24 hours a day.
There are almost 4 million babies born in the US each year. Ten to fifteen percent of these babies are born premature and families are often not able to know ahead of time that they might have a premature baby. Through the years, we have been fortunate to help many moms and babies through many different, as well as difficult, birthing experiences. We provide a level of care to patients and their families that meet and even exceed expectations. We look with great anticipation to the 2022 birthday celebrations and to next year’s photo contest.