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DM hospital sets state birth record

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Authorities at Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines say that, for the fourth year in a row, their hospital has set a record for the greatest number of births at a single facility in Iowa.  Mercy announced Thursday that in 2009 it welcomed 5,066 babies into the world -- 118 more than the previous record set in 2008.  The births at Mercy last year included 133 sets of twins, nine sets of triplets and one set of quadruplets.  The most popular name for boys born at Mercy in 2009 was Jackson, and Emma was the most popular name for girls.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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