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First baby arrives at Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua

June 30, 2020 

MINOCQUA – Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua Obstetrics Department welcomed its first baby, who also was the hospital's first inpatient, at 8 p.m. on opening day, Monday, June 15.

The baby was a boy, named Chaske Dillinger Carufel. The name means "first born son" in the Dakotah Sioux language. He was born to Anna Bryant and Dakotah Carufel from Lac du Flambeau. He has a two-year-old sister at home.

Baby Chaske was not expected until the week of June 21; however, he had his own ideas about when he would enter the world.

"I was glad to have our baby in the new hospital," said Bryant, the baby's mother.

"We were happy to be part of this historic event," said Dr. John Twelmeyer, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center, who delivered this first baby in the new hospital.

Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua Obstetrics is expecting 19 babies to be born by the Independence Day holiday. To date, they have welcomed five newborns in the new birthing suites. They anticipate 300 deliveries per year.

This addition to the Minocqua Center building is equipped with:

  • Private patient rooms and flexible overflow rooms.
  • Surgery center with operating rooms and procedure rooms.
  • Birthing center with private rooms for labor and delivery, and dedicated C-section room for planned or urgent deliveries.
  • 24-hour emergency services.
  • Inpatient physical and occupational therapy.
  • Imaging and lab space, pharmacy and more.

For more information, visit our website; marshfieldclinic.org/minocquababy or marshfieldclinic.org/minocqua-hospital or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/MarshfieldMedicalCenterMinocqua


 Media Relations

John Gardner
Marshfield Clinic Health System Director of Communications
715 221-8659
gardner.john@marshfieldclinic.org

Jeff Starck
Media Relations Specialist - Marshfield, Wausau/Weston
715 389-4978
starck.jeffrey@marshfieldclinic.org

Amber Weldon
Regional Marketing and Public Relations Specialist - Minocqua, Park Falls
715 358-1320
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Matt Schneider
Regional Communications Manager - Eau Claire
715 858-4427
schneider.matthew@marshfieldclinic.org

Christy Moravitz
Communications Specialist - Rice Lake
715 236-6409
moravitz.christy@lakeviewmedical.org

Dan Baulch
Media Communications Specialist - Beaver Dam
920 887-4152
dbaulch@bdch.org

Candy Marg
Community Relations Manager - Neillsville
715 743-8423
cmarg@memorialmedcenter.org

Becca Baader
Communications Specialist - Ladysmith
715-532-1284
baader.rebecca@marshfieldclinic.org