KEARNEY, Neb. — Maybe there’s something in the water. Maybe the Good Samaritan Hospital staff likes to hear “Brahms’ Lullaby,” which is played on hospital loudspeakers when a baby is born.
Whatever the reason, the Family Birth Center at Good Samaritan Hospital recorded 117 births in July — its busiest month ever.
From July 1 through 10, 50 babies were born. On July 16, seven newborns arrived in 24 hours, setting a record for the most births in a single day. Several sets of twins were part of the rush.
“It was like Noah’s Ark up here. They were coming two by two,” said Patty Perry, a registered nurse in the Birth Center. “It was wall-to-wall babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. We were hopping.
“I wonder what happened 10 months ago to cause all this,” she said.