Press Center
Darlene Bryan Assumes Duties as Hospital Interim Administrator
Humboldt General Begins Search for New Administrator
Prospective Volunteers Invited to Auxiliary Membership Meeting
Humboldt General Hospital Names New Director of Anesthesia Services
Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2017
Humboldt GEneral Hospital Announces 2017 Childbirth Education Schedule
HGH EMS Rescue Invites Area Kids to 'Cookies with Santa' Event
HGH EMS Rescue to 'Stuff' Ambulance with Toys for Needy Children
Women's Choice Award Again Honors Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility
Turkey Trotters Invited to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness During Fun Run
Local Residents Invited to 'Beef Up Blood Supply' During Local Drive
Dr. Leonard Perkinson Will Stay at Humboldt General Hospital
CEO Jim Parrish Announces His Departure From HGH
HGH Communications Center Gives Callers Live, Personal Care
Humboldt General Hospital 'Safe Haven' for Unwanted Babies
Turn in Your Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday
HGH Asks for Community's Input with Patient Experience Survey
Brad Granath Named Family Physician 'Fellow'
HGH EMS Rope Rescue Team Transports Patient by Crane
Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes Two New Resident Physicians
Newest HGH Bachelor of Science Nurses Graduate
Town Hall Meeting Will Discuss Senior-Friendly Services
HGH EMS Rescue to Present 'Annual EMS Refresher'
Rural Health Clinic Opens at Humboldt General Hospital
Immunization, Wellness Check Will Help Prepare Area Kids for School
'Miracle Jars' Will Provide Cancer Gift During Holiday Season
Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue Will Offer EMT Course
Patrick Osgood Newest Orthopedic Surgeon at HGH
HGH Orthopedic Clinic Now Offers Total Hip Replacement
Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary Donation Perfect Gift for HGH Radiology
Community Invited to 'Drive Away a Hero' During July Blood Drive
HGH Construction Team Vying for Design Award
Local LPN Leader Honored for 'Endeavor' Nomination
Humboldt General Hospital Recognizes Top Employees
HGH EMS Rescue Announces 'CPR Training Center' Designation
Tina Wilson Named 2016 HGH 'Nightingale Nurse of the Year'
Humboldt General Hospital to Offer Free Sports Physicals to Area Youth
Humboldt General Hospital Launches Robotic Telestroke Program
'Fit Kids' Summer Program Designed to Get Kids Moving
Humboldt General Hospital Employees Honored for Years of Service
HGH EMS Rescue Joins 'Indy 500' Campaign to Promote Organ Donation
HGH EMS Rescue Will Mark Week With Community Celebration
LaRena's Race This Saturday at French Ford Middle School
Turn in Your Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday
Fourth Annual 'Color the Mucc' Fun Run Switches to Spring
'Lucky' Twins Born at Humboldt General on St. Patrick's Day
Hospital, Employee Committee Donate AED to Boys and Girls Club of Winnemucca
Humboldt General Hospital Diabetes Education Classes Continue in 2016
Humboldt General Hospital Honors On-The-Job Trainers for Guidance, Instruction
Penny Begay Takes Over as New Health Information Management Director
Humboldt General Hospital Says Goodbye to Beloved Laundry Aide
Diabetes Support Will Discuss 'MyPlate Method' of Nutrition
Annual Community Health Fair Scheduled for Saturday, March 19
Hospital Trustees Approve Moving Forward With Final Construction Phase
HGH Says CARE Act Will Help Reinforce Exceptional Patient Care
Diabetes Support Group to Focus on Heart Health
Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of the New Year
Support Group Will Discuss How to Get SMART About Goal Setting

Article Sections

Contact Us Print this Page Change Font Size
Press Center > News > 2016 > Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of the New Year

Humboldt General Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of the New Year

Hayden Gunner Brown has brought many firsts to his family.

Hayden is Humboldt County’s first baby of 2016. He is also the first grandchild for the Brown family, and the first great grandchild for Winnemucca Mayor Di An Putnam.

Hayden was born at 1:04 a.m. Sunday, January 3, at Humboldt General Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 22.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Len Perkinson.

Hayden is the son of Kaytlin King and Bradly Hayden Brown of Winnemucca. Paternal grandparents are Frank Brown and Keri Duncan. Paternal great grandparents are Di An Putnam and Maxl Willis.

Mom Kaytlin was due January 3, so when her water broke at 11:20 p.m. on New Year’s Day, it wasn’t totally unexpected. She and Dad Bradly rushed to the hospital, arriving just after midnight, only to wait over 24 hours for Hayden to make his arrival.

In fact, Kaytlin didn’t feel any contractions until 5:30 p.m. on January 2. She received a bit of pitocin to help things along, and that did help—and then some.

“She had a hard time,” said Great Grandma Di An of Kaytlin, “but she did awesome.”

Further complicating matters was that Hayden was born face up, “so all the contractions were in my back,” added Kaytlin.

Mom and Dad knew their baby would be a boy and they named him before he was born. What they didn’t know was how in love they would be with him right away.

“I’ve never seen my brother love something so much and so quickly,” said Shanel Ritter, the new aunt, and Bradly’s sister.

Mom Kaytlin says she hopes her new little man will be just like his dad. Dad Bradly hopes he will have his same work ethic. And all hope that Hayden will be healthy. “That’s the most important thing,” said Great Grandma Di An.

Of course, Bradly is counting down the days until Hayden is old enough to enjoy some father-son time.

“When he was born, I asked him, ‘Snowmobile or dirt bike?’” said Bradly, “and Dr. Perkinson jumped in and said, ‘Both!’”

For now, though, both parents are enjoying their little boy and his special moment as Humboldt County’s debut baby.

Little Hayden will enjoy a bounty of gifts from area organizations and businesses that did their part to celebrate the first birth.

The OB nurses at Humboldt General Hospital, led by Monica Sartor, R.N., shared gifts for the new baby along with Goodnight Irene, Chihuahua’s Cantina, Las Margaritas, Rice Jewelers, Shoreline, Java Town, Second Street Seasonals, Simply Trendy, Real Deals, Advertising Specialties, Allure, Mountain Berry Café, Flex Fitness, The Country Rose, Spare Time Bowl, The Martin Hotel, Lady Bugs and Lilypadz, and Color Them Wonderful Photography.

The Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary also has a special check to present to the baby.

That’s in addition to the wide array of other gifts, samples and supplies the hospital staff showers on each new baby.

Related Articles