The new year is off to a bright and busy start at two Adventist HealthCare hospitals, where some of the first babies of 2022 in the Washington, D.C., area have arrived.
Just 12 minutes after midnight, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland, welcomed a baby boy. Sarah Ivins of Germantown, Maryland, delivered Cyrus Mason, who weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. Cyrus was one of three babies born in the first 25 minutes of the year to moms at Shady Grove Medical Center.
At 1:35 a.m. in Silver Spring, Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the year, a girl.
The New Year’s babies and their parents received gift baskets filled with books and baby essentials from the hospitals to help celebrate being 2022’s first arrivals.
“It is with great joy that our Birth Center welcomes the first baby of 2022,” said Nan Troiano, Shady Grove Medical Center’s Director of Women’s and Infants’ Services. “What a blessing it is to serve our community and provide world-class care to new parents and their babies.” Shady Grove Medical Center delivers approximately 4,500 babies each year and offers a Level III NICU to care for premature or critically ill infants.
“Each year we feel so blessed to welcome the first baby of the new year at our Birth Center and this year is even more meaningful as it offers joy during challenging times for our community,” said Patricia Hudson, manager of the Birth Center at White Oak Medical Center. “We are looking forward to celebrating more special moments with many families this year.”