Surrounding hospitals are anxiously awaiting the birth of the first baby of 2011. Starke Memorial Hospital has not had an OB department at the hospital since 2008 so the notification of a new baby born will come from hospitals in surrounding communities.
The family usually receives a nice gift from the hospital for having the first baby born in the hospital. Pulaski Memorial Hospital, LaPorte Regional Health System or the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center will be the hospitals most likely to deliver the first Starke County baby. We will have report on when the first Starke County baby is born.