First Baby of 2022 Arrives at Upland Hills Health
The first baby of 2022 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville was born on January 1 at 9:51 am. A baby boy, Luke Klein, was born to Allison (nee Tank) and Patrick Klein of Dodgeville. Baby Luke arrived four weeks ahead of schedule, weighing 7 pounds.
Dr. Jenifer Dankyi, OB/GYN, delivered Luke to the first-time parents, who received prenatal care from Dr. Barbara Hostetler, OB/GYN.
Luke was welcomed with love by his parents, grandparents Chuck and Becky Tank, Dodgeville, grandparents Paul and Bonnie Klein, Monroe, very excited cousins, who made signs to welcome the newest family member and waved them from the parking lot, and even 19 Dodgeville kindergartners. Allison teaches kindergarten at Dodgeville Elementary School, and Patrick is a registered nurse in the Surgery department at Upland Hills Health.
“I want to give a shout out to the OB nurses. They were all amazing,” Allison said. “We had a long journey to get here and it was like a dream come true.”
A generous community also welcomes the 2022 New Year baby and his family with a gift of newborn supplies and gift certificates. Contributors include Simply Health Chiropractic, Spring Green; Prem Meats & Catering, Spring Green; Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce; Kate’s Stitches, Livingston; Bear Vale Farms, Lone Rock; Vesperman Farms, Lancaster; and MHTC, Mount Horeb.