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French Hospital Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2024

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Healthy baby girl brings joy and excitement to local parents 

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – January 1, 2024 – French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) is excited to announce that it has welcomed its first baby of the year!

French Hospital welcomed a healthy baby girl, North Winter Gendron. She arrived at 2:09pm on Monday, January 1, 2024. She weighs 8 lbs. 0 ounces, length 21 inches. 

North’s mother and father, Bailey Laird and Blake Gendron from Los Osos, are delighted with their new bundle of joy. 11 year old Oliver Silva is excited to be a big brother. 

Nurses at French Hospital Medical Center’s Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center presented the family with a beautiful gift basket filled with goodies and essentials for the sweet newborn.

Both mom and baby “North Winter” are healthy and doing well. 


About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 98-bed acute care hospital located in San Luis Obispo, California. French’s Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine is the area’s most advanced emergency services center. The modern facility is home to the Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center, is the county’s premier cardiac center, providing the latest cardiac and imaging technology, and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. French Hospital Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, make up Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency. To learn more, visit


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Monday, January 01, 2024

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