Doctors deliver first set of twins by C-Section at Blue Mountain Hospital
Blue Mountain Hospital reached another milestone on February 19, when a pair of twin baby girls was delivered by cesarean section.
According to Kent Turek, the hospital's Director of Clinical Services, this was the very first set of twins delivered by C-section at the hospital. Dr. Val Jones delivered the twins with the assistance of Blue Mountain Hospital Medical Director Mahana Fisher, and Doctors Casey McCullough and Josh Nielson. Those involved with the surgery said everything went very well. The two babies and mom were healthy and strong. The first twin, Io-Deere Little was born at 7:16 a.m. Her sister, Aylina-Snow Little, made her entrance one minute later at 7:17 a.m. Io-Deere weighed 5 pounds 4 ounces and Aylina-Snow weighed 4 pounds 15 ounces.
The parents are Britny Hargo and Mike Little, of Blanding. The twin's grandmother, Lynnette Martinez, said she was, "a very proud grandmother." Britny said the name 'Io' is an ancient Greek name, meaning Goddess of Eternal Life. The two twins have one young brother named Aunimus Little and he was excited to have a pair of little sisters.
The C-section on February 19 was one of four surgeries done that morning, which brings the total number of surgeries performed in less than five years to nearly 2,000. Acting OR Manager Summer Wojcik recalled that the very first surgery at the hospital was a Tubal Ligation, performed in August of 2009. The hospital's surgical unit performs a wide variety of general surgery, including tonsillectomy, gall bladder, hernia, appendectomy, OB, tubal ligation, thyroid, podiatry, ENT, dental, eye surgery (cataract, pterygium repair and bletharo plasty), DNC, endoscopies and more. The BMH surgical staff performed another milestone on Thursday, February 27, by performing it's first laparoscopic hernia repair.
Wojcik said the goal is to add an Orthopedic Surgeon to the hospital's staff at some point in the future, "furthering a wide range of surgical services that we are able to provide to the residents of San Juan County."
The first set of twins delivered by cesarean-section at Blue Mountain Hospital were born on February 19. The twins are paternal twins, not identical. Shown in the photo above are: (L-R) Grandmother Lynnette Martinez, Aylina-Snow Little and Mom, Britny Hargo, big brother Aunimus Little, Io-Deere Little and Father Mike Little. Io-Deere Little was born at 7:16 a.m. Her sister, Aylina-Snow Little, was born at 7:17 a.m. Io-Deere weighed 5 pounds 4 ounces and Aylina-Snow weighed 4 pounds 15 ounces. Staff photo