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New Year’s Baby Arrives at Brookings Health System

Submitted By: Julia YoderuShare User
Published: January 9, 2013, 2:12 PM


A son was born to Xieyang Tao and her husband, Doug O’Mara, of Oldham, S.D., on Monday, Jan. 7, making him the first baby of the New Year born at Brookings Health System.

Rob O’Mara arrived at 10:34 p.m. He weighed seven pounds and one ounce and measured 20 inches long. Mother and baby are both doing well. He is the first child for the couple.

As the New Year’s Baby, Rob and his parents received a variety of toys, baby products, and over $600 in cash, gift certificates and services from local businesses and organizations.

Contributors to the New Year’s Baby gift basket include:

• Brookings Health System Auxiliary
• Dr. Dan and Deb Carlson
• Brookings Chamber of Commerce
• Metabank
• Papa John’s
• Dakotaland Federal Credit Union
• The UPS Store
• Wells Fargo
• Dairy Queen
• United Living Community
• Brothers Pharmacy
• Fairfield Inn & Suites
• Nick’s Hamburger Shop
• SDSU Wellness Center
• Foerster Office & Janitorial Supply
• Jackrabbit Sports Properties
• Curves
• TeJay’s House of Hair
• Hampton Inn & Suites
• Powershop Gym
• Mills Construction
• SDSU Foundation
• Gold Medal Gymnastics
• South Dakota 4-H Foundation
• Brookings Area Transit
• KRAVE the Experience
• JumpStart Nutrition
• Kentucky Fried Chicken
• South Dakota World Affairs Council
• Buffalo Wild Wings
• Brookings Health System/Avera Home Medical Equipment
• United Way
• WW Tire Service
• Town & Country Shopper
• Allegra

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at

PHOTO: Xieyang Tao and her husband, Doug O’Mara, hold their newborn son, Rob, the first baby born in 2013 at Brookings Health System.

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