May 25, 2022

Western Plains Medical Complex welcomes first baby of 2019

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DODGE CITY, Kan. — Western Plains Medical Complex is ringing in 2019 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 14.4 ounces and measuring 14 1/2 inches. Adriel was born to Dulce and Julio, Monday, Jan. 1, at 2:55 am.

“We’re so excited to finally meet our baby boy, Adriel!” said Dulce. “The physicians, nurses and staff at Western Plains all helped to make this such a special and memorable experience for us, it’s an exciting way to start the New Year.”

“It’s our privilege to provide a safe, comforting and welcoming environment for our newest and littlest community members,” said Dr. Jessica Calvo, Pediatrician. “Our team of expert clinical and support staff are dedicated to ensuring that every patient and their family have a positive experience during this special time.”

“It’s a wonderful and exciting way to end the year and start the New Year. I delivered the last baby of the year for 2018 and the first baby of the year for 2019,” said Dr. Samir Shaath, OB-GYN. “I’m very honored that I was able to be a part of this special moment for Dulce, Julio and Adriel.”

The honor came with gifts from Western Plains Medical Complex, Q97, La Ke Buena, Z98, Cummings Carousel, Longs, Humbles Flowers, McDonalds, Shoe Fetish and Village Square Mall.

The Family Birth Center at Western Plains is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents in the region. The Family Birth Center offers state-of-the-art family rooms, home atmosphere, brand new equipment and furniture, two triage areas for emergent care, and a Level 2 NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) that has private suites for babies. The Family Birth Center has also received the HealthStream Excellence Insight Award for their patient satisfaction, have also become a Blue Distinction Center for better overall patient satisfaction and is also part of the High 5 Program for best practices in Mom & Baby standards. 

The Family Birth Center at Western Plains is located at 3001 Avenue A in Dodge City. To learn more or to schedule a tour, please call 620-225-8472, or visit