New Prague welcomes first baby of New Year

January 08, 2016

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System today announced the birth of the first baby of the New Year in its New Prague hospital.

Henry Arthur Vanderweyst, a boy, was born on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at 2:40 p.m. to Kendra and Charlie Vanderweyst of Lakeville, MN. Henry weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long at birth. He is the Vanderweyst’s first child.

There were 137 babies born at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague in 2015. That compares with 155 births at the medical center in 2014.

According to the Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records, the most popular names for babies born in Minnesota in 2015 were Olivia, Emma, Evelyn and Ava for girls and Jackson, Henry, Liam and Oliver for boys.

According to, the most popular names for babies born in the United States in 2015 were Sophia, Emma, Olivia and Mia for girls and Jackson, Aiden, Liam and Noah for boys.


Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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