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Baby comes early ... good thing Dad is a paramedic

CMH Director of Inpatient Services Tom Gauthier (right) explains how the new bariatric room can handle patients who weigh as much as 1,000 pounds. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal

Patients, staff moved into Community Memorial Hospital's new wing on Monday

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If only the baby had waited five more days.

Then the Ellefson family of Culver could have welcomed baby Beau in the new spacious birthing suites at Cloquet's Community Memorial Hospital. Still, even if the new rooms had been open, mom Mandi Ellefson wouldn't have had much time to enjoy the new Jacuzzi tub, since she arrived at the hospital at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday and had the baby at 11:58 p.m.


Beau - a healthy baby boy - was the fourth child born to the Ellefsons at CMH.

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