DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 1, 2016 According to the BBC, the chances of having a birthday on a Leap Day Feb. 29 are about one in 1,461. At Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, three new babies Daquan "DJ" Mickens, Jr., Emma Radabaugh, and Hensley Ward are joining that elite club of leaplings by being born on Leap Day.
Kaitlyn Smith of Palm Coast gave birth to Daquan "DJ" Mickens, Jr. at 8:09 am and is 8 pounds 1 ounce and 20 inches long.
Misty Rodgers of Daytona Beach gave birth to Emma Radabaugh at 12:39 am and is 7 pounds 3 ounces and is 20 inches long.
Amy Ward of Palm Coast gave birth to Hensley Ward at 7:37 am and is 7 pounds and 19.25 inches long.
As an extra special celebration, local leaplings Madalyn Doughterty and Carly Krajewski visited Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Centers BirthCare Center to meet the newest leaplings and present a gift basket featuring leaping frogs to DJ, Emma, and Hensley.
About Leap Day
It takes the Earth 365.242 days to orbit the sun. To counteract that additional time, a leap day Feb. 29 is added to the calendar every four years.
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based, non-profit health care organization with 44 hospitals in 10 states. With more than 2,000 employees, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is committed to providing state-of-the-art care while upholding the mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Daytona Beach Shores, New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has earned an A Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group since the ratings inception. Additionally, Florida Hospital Oceanside is home to the areas only inpatient rehabilitation facility with Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation for stroke care. For more information, call Call386-231-6000 or visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.