Postcard from SALT LAKE CITY

Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City 2002

February 09, 2002|By Candus Thomson

The state's newest citizens will be wearing the Olympic rings as they venture into the world.

Intermountain Health Care, which operates 18 hospitals in Utah with maternity services, is giving parents baby blankets.

Spokesman Daron Cowley said hospital staff sat down a year ago to think of ways to make the Winter Games "a fun event for our patients."

"It's an exciting time to have a child, and during the Olympics just adds to the excitement," he said.

The off-white blankets bear the Olympic and Paralympic logos and will be issued to parents having babies today through Feb. 24 and March 7-16 for the Paralympics.

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