David Low played a significant role in the development of Desert Samaritan Hospital 25 years ago, though he didn't know it at the time.
Low, now a resident of Providence, Cache County, Utah, was the first baby born at the hospital."That's kind of been my claim to fame my whole life," he said Tuesday.
Wednesday was the hospital's 25th anniversary.
When Stephanie Low was pregnant with David, her second child, "my doctor kept telling me, just wait until that new hospital opens," she recalled. At the time, her husband, Gordon, was finishing law school at Arizona State University.
Her contractions began on April 15, the day the hospital opened, but then stopped and she was sent home. David was born the next day. Since then, the hospital has seen the birth of more than 100,000 babies.