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Published on January 01, 2012

Washington Adventist Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2012

Baby Girl Arrives at 3:47 a.m.

Takoma Park, MDWashington Adventist Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2012, a girl, weighing 8 lbs, 5.6 oz was born at 3:47 a.m. on January 1. Both mother and baby are doing well.

The baby is among the first born in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 2012.

“As Montgomery County’s first hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital has welcomed the arrival of babies for decades and recognizes the special experience of each birth,” said Miriam Rieger, clinical nurse manager of Labor and Delivery at Washington Adventist Hospital. “We are excited to be a part of this birth and are looking forward to many more at our hospital this year.”

The baby’s birth, like all other births at Washington Adventist, was also announced by the playing of Brahms’s Lullaby throughout the hospital.

Washington Adventist Hospital is a 281-bed acute-care facility located in Takoma Park, Maryland. Washington Adventist Hospital is Montgomery County’s first cardiac center, performing hundreds of open-heart surgeries and thousands of heart catheterizations each year. The Hospital is the first accredited Cycle III Chest Pain Center in the DC Metro Area. Washington Adventist Hospital is part of Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system based in Rockville, Maryland, that is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland.

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