E.W. Sparrow Hospital welcomes First Baby of 2023

Published: January 1, 2023

LANSING, MI -- What a way to ring in the new year! A big congratulations to Karen and Ben of Lansing, who welcomed baby Sofia at 1:43 a.m. today., the first Sparrow baby of 2023. The baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

The baby was delivered by Attending Physician Nicole McGraw, D.O., and Medical Resident Jacquelyn Davis, M.D., with assistance from nurses Payton Shinabery and Katrina Brook.

As Sparrow’s New Year’s baby, the baby and her mother earn a car seat, Teddy Bear, and other gifts from Sparrow.

E.W. Sparrow Hospital is Mid-Michigan’s premier birthing center, delivering nearly 4,000 babies a year. For more information on Sparrow Birthing Services, visit Sparrow.org/Birthing.

Sofia - First Baby of 2023


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.