The first baby born at Yankton’s Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in 2022 arrived at 9:39 Saturday morning January 1st.
Axil Dean Lewis, weighing seven pounds, 3.3 ounces and measuring in at 20 inches. He is the son of Shaylin Lathrop and TJ Lewis of Mission Hill.
In 2021, there were 542 babies born at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, compared to 550 in 2020.
The most popular names for girls at Sacred Heart in 2021 were Evelyn, Emma, and Ruby. The most popular names for boys in 2021 were William, Henry, and Thomas.