January 1, 2011

Harrington Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 1, 2011 - Harrington Hospital welcomed the first baby of the New Year at 4:56 p.m. January 1st - a 5-pound, 4-ounce boy named Jaziah.

As the first baby of the new year at Harrington's Family Birthing Center, Jaziah and his mother, Jacqueline Rojas, 21, (pictured below) received a gift card to Wal-Mart, so mom could buy baby supplies, a teddy bear, and a sleeper outfit. Jaqueline Rojas, who is originally from Southbridge, now resides in Oxford. Jaziah's father is Jovani Irish.

"I really like the attention I get at Harrington; how the nurses treat me," said Jacqueline Rojas, who had her two other children at Harrington. "I like the way they attend to a newborn. I'm able to get rest. That's why I've chosen Harrington."

"We're always excited to celebrate the first baby born," said Ann Beaudry, the Nurse Manager of Maternal and Children's Services at Harrington.

The attentive staff at Harrington's Family Birthing Center provides obstetrical care and counseling to mothers. The Birthing Center features large, modern Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum suites, private bathrooms, showers, and TVs. The Center provides expert care if a mother has a pre-existing medical condition.