Preston Carter Osborne was welcomed into the world as the first baby born at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital in 2017. Preston was born to Jeffrey and Ashely Osborne. Preston weighed in at eight pounds, three ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
He was delivered by Dr. Rebecca Crockett and the attending physician was Dr. David Foulk. The pediatrician is Dr. Steven Lee.
“The first baby of the New Year is always special, but this year, our new year’s baby has been “branded” with the pride of being ‘MarionMade!,’” said Bruce Hagen, president, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital .
“MarionMade! is a community-wide campaign to remind ourselves that we can take pride in Marion, Ohio,” said Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation. “Marion Community Foundation is the proud sponsor of MarionMade! and welcomes partners like OhioHealth to strengthen the brand by swaddling all newborns born at Marion General Hospital in a MarionMade! blanket.”
“OhioHealth in Marion is proud to be an early adopter of the MarionMade! brand. We have done a lot of work this year to make our commitment to the Marion community known. We are proud to be a key player in many great initiatives that are happening. Marion is on the map as an example of positive movement and change – it’s exciting to be a part of that,” Hagen said.
“For a while, Marion admired its problems,” Jacob said. “We’ve turned a corner and many good people are looking at solutions and positive ways of viewing our community. MarionMade! is all about communicating the things we have to be proud of in Marion — its people, places, products, programs — and in this instance, new life in our community.”
“Just the idea brings a smile to your face.”