Mahaska Health Partnership Announces Their 2017 New Year’s Baby

MAHASKA COUNTY – Thatcher Robert Poe was born at 1:07 pm on Jan. 1, 2017, making him Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2017 New Year’s Baby.


Thatcher weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 ½ inches long. His parents are Elizabeth Gardner and Slater Poe of Albia.  His grandparents are Vicki Gardner, Tim Gardner and Pam Poe, all of Albia. His great grandparents are John and Margaret Pasut of Albia and Ray Gardner and Carol Gardner of Albia.


Thatcher was delivered by Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD. A week past his due date, instead of a Christmas baby he became the 2017 New Year’s Baby. But that’s OK with Mom, who got to spend her own birthday (Jan. 2) in the hospital with Thatcher.


“We have a healthy, beautiful baby boy, and it’s the best birthday gift I ever received,” Elizabeth said.

As MHP’s first baby of 2017, Thatcher received a basket full of gifts from MHP and Whispering Tree Gifts, the Hospital Auxiliary’s gift shop located just inside Entrance #4 on the MHP campus.

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