Tahoe Forest Health System Welcomes the First Baby of 2021

<p>Tahoe Forest Health System announced the arrival of the first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2021, at 1:03 p.m. The first baby was delivered by OB-GYN, Cara Streit, MD.</p>  <p>Baby Joleaha Kincade weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Baby Joleaha is the first child of proud parents, Kayden and Samantha Kincade, who reside in Loyalton, CA.</p>  <p>The Kincades expressed appreciation of the care they received at the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care. &ldquo

Tahoe Forest Health System announced the arrival of the first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2021, at 1:03 p.m. The first baby was delivered by OB-GYN, Cara Streit, MD.

Baby Joleaha Kincade weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Baby Joleaha is the first child of proud parents, Kayden and Samantha Kincade, who reside in Loyalton, CA.

The Kincades expressed appreciation of the care they received at the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care. “Everyone – from all the nurses to our doctor – was so great,” mother Samantha said.

Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care is a state-of-the-art facility designed with the needs, safety and comfort of new moms and families in mind. The facility features private birthing suites, each with a JacuzziTM tub and private post-partum suites.

Tahoe Forest Hospital has been nationally certified as a Baby Friendly hospital since 2010.  The Baby Friendly certification recognizes hospitals that have made a dedicated commitment to help mothers with breast feeding, including training and educational programs for hospital staff and parents. 

Tahoe Forest Hospital is also a Safe Haven Baby Drop-Off location, which allows mothers to surrender their newborns without any questions asked.  Babies are given medical attention if needed, and confidentiality for the mother is assured. 

In honor of the first baby of the year, the Kincade family was presented with a gift basket donated by the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation. The gift basket included baby items from The Gift Tree gift shop, located inside the main lobby at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, CA.