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Local News in Brief : Orange : Hospital’s 150,000th Baby Gets Big Welcome

Christine Allison Quattro needed a little help before she came kicking and crying into the world. But when she arrived, it was with grand ceremony.

Christine, born Wednesday at 2:58 p.m., was the 150,000th baby delivered at St. Joseph Hospital, which opened in 1929.

The 6-pound, 7-ounce, 20-inch girl may have had an early case of stage fright though. She had to be delivered by Cesarean section.

Things should be a little bit easier in the future for Michael and Patricia E. Quattro’s first-born.

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St. Joseph Hospital, and some outside organizations, celebrated the milestone by giving the Quattros, among other things, 150 days of free diaper service, 150 jars of baby food, a $150 gift certificate at a baby store and a $150 savings bond.

What’s more, the hospital charge for delivering Christine will only cost 150 pennies.

The Quattros of Huntington Beach both work for ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Costa Mesa, which will pay physician fees and will invest $1,500 in a government savings bond for Christine’s college education.

The hospital said it expects the 200,000th baby in 1996.

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