Congratulations to Dahlia Newlin, Leap Year baby born at Witham Health Services. Parents Shelbi Bennington and Camron Newlin from Crawfordsville surprised the OB/ Maternity staff at Witham with an early delivery. “No one thought we were going to have a Leap Year baby this year” said MaryBeth Searles, Director of Marketing at Witham Health Services. Dahlia was not due until March 7th but decided to make her entrance at 11:40 p.m. on February 29th weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21” long. She beat the odds and joins the ranks of babies born on this date also known as “leapers” or “leap lings”, who celebrate their actual birthday every four years. She is welcomed home by 3 sisters and 1 brother and will celebrate her birthday on March 1 of each year said her parents.
Witham’s Obstetrics wing has been open since 2003 and has had 7 “leapers” before Dahlia.
One born in 2008, two in 2012 and four in 2016.
About Witham
Witham Health Services has served the residents of Boone and surrounding counties for over 103 years.
Witham Health Services is a progressive, modern health care provider. We offer many of the medical services people need throughout their lifetime, right here, close to home. Whatever your health care needs are in the future, you won't have to travel far for quality care. We have offices in Crawfordsville, Frankfort, Jamestown, Lebanon, Thorntown, Whitestown at Anson and Zionsville.
With our physicians, specialists, and advanced equipment and procedures, you can count on exceptional care in friendly, familiar surroundings with your family and friends nearby. If you're hospitalized, your treatment will be managed by a physician or specialist you know and trust. Our staff takes pride in providing high quality care with a caring touch.
Witham Health Services is a county owned, nonprofit healthcare organization committed to improving health through excellence and personalized care. We also support the community through sponsorships, donations and partnerships that align with our Mission, Vision and Values.