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Tina Sheesley

Published on January 01, 2021

First Babies of 2021

Adventist HealthCare Hospitals Welcome First Babies of 2021

Baby Boys Hours into New Year's Day

Gaithersburg, Maryland – Adventist HealthCare brought in the new year with the birth of some of the first babies of 2021 in the Washington, D.C. area!

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville helped an Annapolis, Maryland, family welcome a baby boy, who weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. at 12:30 a.m.

Hours later, at 2:11 a.m., Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring delivered a baby boy weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. to a Hyattsville, Maryland, family.

The moms and babies are happy, healthy and recovering at the hospitals. The first New Year’s babies and their parents receive special gift baskets filled with bibs, books, a blanket and other baby essentials to help them celebrate being 2021’s first arrivals.

"The first baby of the New Year is always so exciting at our Birth Center," said Nan Troiano, Shady Grove Medical Center’s director of Women’s and Infants’ Services. Shady Grove Medical Center delivers approximately 5,000 babies each year and offers a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for babies who need specialized care when they arrive.

"This special occasion is a blessing and marks the many new beginnings to come this year," said Patricia Hudson, manager of the Birth Center at White Oak Medical Center.

Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is one of the longest-serving health systems in the Washington, D.C., region, and one of the largest employers in Maryland. It includes Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center, Fort Washington Medical Center, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Home Care Services, Adventist Medical Group, Imaging and Urgent Care. Our mission is to extend God’s care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

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