Riverton, UT -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/22/2021 --The labor and delivery nurses at Intermountain Riverton Hospital are wrapping up the newborn babies born in December in giant Christmas stockings before handing them to parents. The tradition of handing parents their baby bundled up in a Christmas stocking if they'd like one, has been going on since the hospital opened in 2009.
"Having about 12 deliveries a day at Riverton Hospital has been typical over the past year," said Mildora Leerhoff, labor and delivery nurse manager at Intermountain Riverton Hospital.
"Bundling babies in stockings is a favorite holiday activity for our nurses, who look forward to bringing a little extra cheer to our new moms each year in December. Families always love that little extra keepsake gift to take home for their little ones," she added.
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Intermountain Rivetron Hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a nonprofit system of 25 hospitals, 225 clinics, the Intermountain Medical Group with some 2,700 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health plans division called SelectHealth, Homecare and other health services. Located in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, Intermountain is committed helping people live the healthiest lives possible by improving community health thru evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare.