New Year’s Baby Born One Second After Midnight at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens
Jan 02, 2014
As revelers ushered in 2014 in Times Square, a family welcomed a new baby girl shortly after midnight at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC).
Weighing in at 6 lb., 11 oz., the new girl Tenzin was born to mother Metok Dolma and father Choegyal Dorjee at 12:00:01 AM. Mother and baby are doing well. The parents are originally from Tibet.
“We are thrilled and excited that one of the first babies of 2014 was born at Elmhurst,” said Chris Constantino, Elmhurst Hospital Center’s Executive Director. “Our staff is overjoyed.”
Elmhurst has recently had a run of first “New Year’s Babies.” In 2013, a baby was born at exactly midnight at the hospital.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 420,000 member health plan, MetroPlusHealth, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychhc.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.