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A first and a fourth at Community Hospital North

For release on August 14, 2018

Naturally conceived quadruplets celebrate first birthdays as hospital marks fourth year in a row as top hospital for delivering babies

Indianapolis—Naturally-conceived quadruplet girls prepare to celebrate their first birthdays, as Community Hospital North marks four years in a row as the top hospital in Indiana for delivering babies.

In 2017, 3,845 babies were born at Community Hospital North. That's 114 more than the previous year. Among those babies were 80 sets of twins; three sets of triplets; and rare, naturally-conceived quadruplets.

Zoey, Lyla, Arya, and Maya were born August 17, 2017. All of them weighed less than three pounds and were cared for in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) until November when their parents, Danielle Thrasher and Joseph Odom, from Noblesville, were able to take them home.

Quad babies and their parents

Over the last year, the quads have grown. Their parents tell us the girls now weigh 17.5-22 pounds! All four are crawling and Maya is trying to walk. They can all say “DaDa” and Lyla and Arya can say “Mom”. They all are starting to get teeth and are eating regular foods like fish, chicken, even shrimp...and you won’t believe how they sleep!

Danielle and Joseph talked to us recently about the quads, bringing them home, and the big adjustment they made as their family instantly grew by four.

The quadruplets’ births were part of the peak month of August with 366 babies born. (That's nearly 11 babies a day!) The record day was April 12 when 22 little Hoosiers came into the world.

The year 2018 has already see some big days in maternity at Community Hospital North. A new record delivery date was set on May 8 when 23 babies were born.

About Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital, Community Hospital East, in 1956. Now with more than 16,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.

Bobbie Brooks, PR and Media Relations Specialist
Bobbie Brooks
PR and Media Relations Specialist