The Baptist St. Anthony Health System was proud to welcome the new year with the first birth in the hospital for 2022. 

Krew Lee Merkel, son of Charity and Trent Merkel, was born at 4:12 AM on January 1st.

He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and measured 19 inches.

As a congratulation to the parents, the hospital gave them a basket to celebrate the birth.

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