Sidney Health Center welcomes first baby of 2015
January 5, 2015

Sidney-Health-Center-2015-New-Year-Baby.jpgJaxon Lewis Charles Hills was the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2015.  Janna and Jacob Hills of Williston, ND welcomed their baby boy on January 1 at 9:08 p.m.  He weighed 7 pounds 12.9 ounces and measured 20 inches long.  Jaxon joins big sister Mallory. 

For being the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2015, Jaxon and his parents received a gift basket full of baby items valued at more than $200 from the Sidney Health Center Volunteers. 

Although Jaxon was the first baby born in 2015, 2014 was a busy year for the obstetric department.  In the past year, 165 babies were delivered at Sidney Health Center averaging 13 babies per month.  Eighty-three of the babies were girls while eighty-two were boys. 

Sidney Health Center’s female Obstetrician Gynecologist provides essential obstetrical services to women living in the MonDak region including preconception counseling, genetic screening and diagnosis as well as management of both low and high risk pregnancies through delivery and follow-up care. Dr. Shari Twigg has been practicing in Sidney since 2011.

The Sidney Health Center obstetric and newborn units feature Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) rooms. These rooms are equipped with Jacuzzi tubs and Hill-Rom birthing beds. During labor, options for pain medication are offered. A trained and experienced OB and Nursery Staff is available 24 hours a day.

The obstetric department also offers a One-Day Childbirth Class four times per year with the first one in 2015 scheduled for February 7 in the hospital classroom from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Instructors, Joyce Schulz, RN and Katharine King, RN will review the following topics: relaxation, anatomy and physiology of childbirth, types of delivery, anesthesia, breast feeding and child care.  The session is free of charge; however, donations up to $25 are gladly accepted to cover expenses.

For more information about the Sidney Health Center obstetric department, please call (406) 488-2146 or visit us online at To make an appointment with Dr. Twigg, please call her office at (406) 488-2577.