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Special deliveries wrapped in Christmas stockings at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Childbirth Center

Newborn snuggled in a festive keepsake

December 19, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash.– Spirits are extra bright at the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Childbirth Center as all babies born during the last two weeks of December will receive a special handmade Christmas stocking.

Each stocking is a unique work of art made under the direction of Kari Eastman, nurse team lead in the unit. For the past ten years, Eastman and her team of elves (including her mother and sister) have worked tirelessly to make the cheerful stockings for families celebrating the birth of a child. Eastman took the reins from previous volunteers, building on a 40-year tradition at the hospital.

The cuteness is on overdrive as precious bundles of joy are proudly displayed in festive keepsakes. Parents, family members and hospital staff agree: These are the best stocking stuffers ever.


About PeaceHealth: Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center provides quality care for northwest Washington with its full-service 253-bed hospital and PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics. Key services in Bellingham include comprehensive cardiology, oncology, orthopedic and rehabilitation services and a joint venture outpatient imaging service.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225