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Newark Beth Israel Welcomes Three "Lucky" St. Patrick’s Day Babies


By: Richard L. Smith 

A heartwarming celebration of life and luck in my hometown, Newark, the Labor and Delivery team at South Ward’s Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Mother Baby Unit witnessed the arrival of three "lucky" babies on St. Patrick's Day.AdThese special births brought joy and a touch of festive spirit to the medical center, marking a memorable day for the families and staff alike.

The first bundle of joy, a girl named Christiana Mia, (first picture) made her grand entrance into the world at 3:18 am, bringing immense joy to the Joseph family of Irvington, NJ.

The happiness continued with the birth of a boy, Khaylex, (middle picture) who was born at 4:17 am to the Garcia family of Newark, NJ.

Hospital officials said the day's blessings were rounded off with the arrival of Kylie, the first girl for the Ramos family, also of Newark, NJ, at 7:03 am.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, part of RWJBarnabas Health, is renowned for its exceptional care and serves as a beacon of health and hope for the community.

With approximately 3,000 children born at the facility each year, the center offers an array of services for new and expecting families.

Among these services is the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Level IV NICU and the innovative Centering Pregnancy program, providing a unique and supportive group setting for prenatal care.Ad As a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital, Newark Beth Israel not only celebrates new life but also stands at the forefront of medical excellence.

The hospital is recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital and houses one of the nation’s top heart transplant centers, a testament to its commitment to leading-edge care.

The center’s accomplishments include performing over 1,100 heart transplants and offering specialized programs for heart failure treatment, advanced lung disease, and transplant, as well as complex cardiac valve procedures.

The arrival of the three "lucky" babies on St. Patrick’s Day reminds us of the joy and hope that new life brings.

It really emphasizes the dedication of the Labor and Delivery team and the entire staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey, who work tirelessly to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all families.AdAs the community celebrates these special arrivals, the spirit of St. Patrick's Day lives on, woven into the stories of these families and the compassionate care provided by the hospital.