ER doctor delivers baby in hospital parking lot

From The Signal:

Lt. Col. Timothy Barron knows emergencies can strike at any moment. It is something he’s learned during his time in the military and as the department head of DeWitt Army Community Hospital’s Emergency Room, here.

As a result, he rarely takes breaks. So, it was no surprise to Barron — and a little bit of Murphy’s Law — that an emergency would strike seconds after Barron decided to grab a cup of coffee from the hospital dining facility.

“We look out the window and see a nurse waving her hands (in the driveway loop outside of the ER) next to a car. So, we rush out and find a woman giving birth in the front passenger seat,” Barron said, referring to the events of April 6. “The baby’s head and shoulders were out, so I helped get the torso and legs.”

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