Ozarks Medical Center welcomes first baby of New Year
WEST PLAINS, Mo - Jensen Lee Arvidson was the first baby to be born at
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in 2019. He made his arrival at 6:01 a.m.
January 1. He is the son of Jeremy and Laura Arvidson. Jensen is pictured
with his parents and delivering physician Dr. Melissa Hatcher of Southern
Missouri Community Health Center. Jensen’s grandparents are Ronald
and Tonya Brown; Roger Macias and Julia Hart; and Walt and Heather Arvidson,
all of West Plains. Jensen’s siblings are Raven, 4, and Rylee, 1.
Jensen was born weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long.
As the first baby of the New Year, Jensen was presented with a gift basket
from the OMC Obstetrics and Public Relations Departments that included
diapers, sleepers, supplies, blankets, and more. Each year approximately
700 babies are born at OMC.
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care
and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral
healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital
cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more
than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern
Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit
Pictured from left to right: Jeremy Arvidson, Laura Arvidson, Jensen Arvidson,
Dr. Melissa Hatcher, Southern Missouri Community Health Center