First Barton baby of 2018 arrives

Jessana and Julia

Jessana Joyce Walker is Barton Memorial Hospital’s first baby of 2018.

She was born Jan. 2 at 8:03am; weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches.

Her parents are Julia Gomez and Javier Walker of Markleeville. The couple named their daughter Jessana as a blend of their mothers’ names. Jessana is a second generation Barton baby; her mother was also born at the South Lake Tahoe hospital

Barton Health presented the parents with a wagon filled with gift items donated by local businesses and organizations.

In 2017, 322 babies were delivered at Barton.