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Augusta Health welcomes first baby of the New Year

Augusta Health has announced the first baby of the New Year.

Ricco Greyson Via, a boy, was born Jan. 1 at 4:39 a.m. He weighed 5 lbs, 4 oz. and was 18.25” in length.

Parents of Via are Hailee Potter Simmons and Aldo Via.

The couple resides in Staunton.

This is the first child for Simmons and Via.

The delivering doctor was Molly McQuigg.

Nurses were Elena Washington, Mary Frazier, Betsy Cox and Julie Roberts.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.