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Crossing Rivers Health Welcomes First Baby of 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Prairie du Chien, WI – Crossing Rivers Health happily announces Isaac John Manning as the first baby born at the medical center in 2021. On January 15 at 1:54 p.m., parents Alan and Melissa Manning, of Seneca, welcomed Isaac to their family. The baby boy weighed 9 pounds and 14 ounces and was 21 and one half inches long. Isaac joins eight siblings, ranging in age from two to fifteen. Grandparents are Vince and Mary Manning and Allan and Carmen Mullikin. Dr. Robert Key, Family Medicine Physician with Mayo Clinic in Prairie du Chien, was the delivering provider. Dr. Key is an active member of the Crossing Rivers Health Medical staff who has been performing deliveries in the birthing center at Crossing Rivers Health since 1999.

“The staff of the birthing center at Crossing Rivers Health were great,” shared Melissa, who has delivered eight of her nine children at Crossing Rivers Health. “They always make the experience comfortable.”

“It’s been a true pleasure to see the Manning family grow over the years and to have been by their side during these exciting times,” commented Chris Schroeder, Director of Obstetrical Services at Crossing Rivers Health. “Each delivery that we have the opportunity to be a part of holds a special place in our hearts. It is a true honor that they have entrusted us to care for them and their little ones.”

In 2020, 141 babies were delivered at Crossing Rivers Health. The birthing center provides advanced technology such as the fetal monitoring system, infant warmer, and NeoNET technology, combined with support provided by an expert team of obstetric physicians, midwives, nursing staff, lactation consultants and counselors, and a certified car seat technician. More information and a virtual tour can be found at