The first baby born at MDI Hospital in 2016 is a boy! Ashton Lucas Anderson was born at 6:04 AM on Saturday, January 2nd. He is the son of Christina Hobbs and Sam Anderson of Southwest Harbor.

Each year MDI Hospital celebrates the birth of the first child of the New Year by presenting them with gifts from local businesses, individuals and organizations throughout the community. MDI Hospital offers special thanks to community partners: A&B Naturals, Acadia Shops, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor Bike Shop, Christmas Spirit Shop, Fiore Artisan Oils and Vinegars, The First, Island Quilters, Rose Iuro Damon, Jordan’s Restaurant, MDI Hospital Auxiliary, Machias Savings Bank, Mount Desert Islander, Raising Readers, Reel Pizza Cinerama, The Screenprintery, Stone Soup, Mary Wallace, West End Drug and Window Panes.