First baby born at St. Luke’s in 2024; Parents share special message welcoming her

Baby Joanna was the first baby brought into the world at St. Luke’s Hospital in 2024, she was born at 5:54am.

Joanna weighs 8.95lbs and is 21 and 1/4 inches tall.

In a special note her parents write, “Her great grandmother Kathleen was eagerly awaiting her arrival but sadly passed two weeks before her birth. She was loved so much by her grandma.”

Joanna’s mother, Savanna, was born and raised in Duluth while her father, Jonathan, was born in Alaska and lived all over the world.

Her parents say Joanna also has 4 furry siblings: Attila the dog and Subaru, Carl, and Theon the cats.