First Baby of 2020!

January 7, 2020

Family Birth Center at Western Plains Welcomes First Baby of 2020

Western Plains Medical Complex is ringing in 2020 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 12 1/2 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length. Andreas was born to Olivia Rankin and Francisco De La Torre, Thursday, Jan. 2, at 9:45 pm.

“We’re so excited to finally meet our baby boy!” said Olivia and Francisco, “The doctors, nurses and staff at The Family Birth Center all helped to make this such a special and memorable experience for us, it’s an exciting way to start the New Year.”

Pictured: Ranae Riley, Director of Family Birth Center

“It’s our honor to provide a safe, comforting and welcoming environment for our newest and littlest community members,” said Ranae Riley, Director of the Family Birth Center. “Our team of expert clinical and support staff are dedicated to ensuring that every patient and their family have a positive experience during this special time.”

“It’s a special way to start the New Year,” said Dr. Moffitt, “I’m honored that I was able to be a part of this memorable moment for Olivia and Francisco.”

The honor came with gifts from Western Plains Medical Complex, Q97, La Ke Buena, Z98, Longs, Ace Hardware, Village Square Mall, McDonalds, Shoe Fetish, and a bouquet of flowers from Humbles Flowers.

The Family Birth Center at Western Plains is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents in the region. The Family Birth Center offers state-of-the-art family rooms, home atmosphere, brand new equipment and furniture, two triage areas for emergent care, and a Level 2 NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) that has private suites for babies. The Family Birth Center has also received the HealthStream Excellence Insight Award for their patient satisfaction, have also become a Blue Distinction Center for better overall patient satisfaction and is also part of the High 5 Program for best practices in Mom & Baby standards. 

The Family Birth Center at Western Plains is located at 3001 Avenue A in Dodge City. To learn more or to schedule a tour, please call 620-225-8472, or visit