DECH Welcomes the First Baby of 2018

Mackenzie Lynne Ross, the daughter of Matthew Ross and Justina Morang, was the first baby born at Down East Community Hospital in 2018. (Photo submitted by DECH)

 On January 2 at 5:28 p.m., Justina Morang delivered the first baby born at Down East Community Hospital for 2018.  Mackenzie Lynne Ross, a sweet baby girl, was born to parents Justina Morang and Matthew Ross of Robbinston.  Mackenzie, their first child, weighed in at 6 lbs., 13oz.  Mackenzie is the first grandchild for Dad’s family and the 5th for Mom’s family.  Justina commented on her experience at DECH, “Everything went very well and I experienced an easy delivery.”  Justina was under the care of Dr. Christian Inegbenijie and Dr. Kara Dwight during her pregnancy, with Dr. Dwight being present for the birth. 

 A large gift basket was presented to the family and was filled to overflowing with donations made by DECH and area businesses.  Thank you all for helping us welcome Mackenzie to our community: Archibald’s, Bangor Savings Bank, Bar Harbor Bank, Berry Vines, Bella Vita, Bluebird Restaurant, Bold Coast Coffee, Dead River, Dunkin Donuts, EBS, Helen’s Restaurant, Hing Garden, Machias Hardware, Machias Dental, Machias Savings Bank, Maine Books for Maine Kids, McDonald’s, Napa Auto Parts, Parlin Gardens, Pat’s Pizza, Subway Restaurant, Tom’s Mini Mart, True Value, Ultimate Image Hair Salon, Viking Lumber, Whole Foods Market.