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Erlanger delivers 22 Leap Day babies

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

At the end of the day on February 29th, 2016, Erlanger's two campuses delivered 22 babies- 13 at the downtown Baroness Hospital and nine at Erlanger East Hospital. 

Since 2016 is a Leap Year, none of these newborns will celebrate another February 29th birthday until 2020. 

Among the 12 girls and 10 boys at Erlanger on "Leap Day", was baby Lorelei (in the photo), whose father Patrick is a marine on active military duty overseas. Patrick was able to see Lorelei and his wife, Emily at their bedside via Skype. The family expresses their appreciation to obstetrician Dr. Patricia McLelland with Galen East OB/GYN, and to the staff at Erlanger East Hospital for their birthing experience.

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