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CVPH celebrates newborns with song

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

Trips to the hospital can be for either good reasons or not-so-good ones. Visits to the maternity ward usually are for the happy ones.

"This is Landon Jeffrey Latrielle. He's a little boy. He was born at 8:34 this morning," said Regan Ashline of Saranac.

Regan Ashline and Adam Latrielle just had their second child. And they want to celebrate with as many people as possible.

The Plattsburgh hospital CVPH now plays music through the PA system to announce the arrival of a new little person to the world.

"Everyone hears it in the hospital? Oh, that's cute," Ashline said.

At the mother's request, Brahms' "Lullaby" fills the halls of CVPH when a baby is born. Hospital staff members say when the music plays everyone's spirits are lifted, even those visiting the hospital for gloomy reasons.

"People tell me that it was kind of a sad situation they were in here, and they heard the chimes, and just made them feel good for that few seconds. So it helps," said Maria Hayes of the Center for Women and Children's Services.

Ashline and Latrielle agree the music is a nice addition to their joy.

"It's cute. I didn't know about it until I came. It's cute," Ashline said.

According to Hayes, who thought of the idea, the music lasts for a few seconds, which seems long enough for now. But it might grow longer in the future.

Right now, Brahms' Lullaby is the only song that plays for newborns. But along with the length of time, the song choice is expected to expand.

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