Regional West Welcomes, Charlie, First Baby of 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Regional West Health Services welcomed its first baby of the new year at 5:02 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Charlie Young arrived a couple days before his due date to become the first baby born in 2019 at Regional West’s Birth and Infant Care Center. He is the son of Alex Brannan and Zach Young of Mitchell. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 ¼ inches.

Melissa Guerrero, RN, unit charge nurse of Regional West’s Birth and Infant Care Center, presented the family with a variety of baby gifts, which is a Regional West tradition for the first baby born each year at the medical center, as well as a onesie commemorating his status as the first baby born during Regional West Medical Center’s 95th anniversary year.  

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.