AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the BSA Health System announced that the first baby born in 2023 is Ren Thompson.

According to a BSA press release, she was born at around 1:04 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1 to Tabitha and Russell Thompson.

Ren weighs 8 pounds and 4 ounces and measures 19.5 inches long.

Officials said the parents were rewarded with a congratulatory basket from BSA.

According to BSA, about 1,900 babies are born there each year. They said their team includes:

  • Neonatologists
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners
  • 24-hour in-house anesthesia physicians
  • Experienced nursing staff on-site

BSA also said it offers childbirth education classes and lactation consultation. Additionally, they have a designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for newborns in need of highly specialized treatment, and single-room maternity care.

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