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New York City's Public Health System Celebrates its First Baby of 2016 at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island

Jan 01, 2016


The City’s public health system welcomed its first baby of 2016 this morning at exactly midnight at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island in Brooklyn. The baby boy, Zayden Noel, weighed 7lbs. 1oz.
Zayden Noel was born to mother Stephanie Diaz. This is the second child she’s had at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. Mother and baby are doing well.
“Coney Island Hospital is thrilled to have the first NYC Health + Hospitals baby born in 2016,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Hospital Executive Director Robert Hughes. “We are elated to be part of such a special moment for this family.”
New York City Health + Hospitals/Coney Island also had the first baby in the public health system last year, when Baby Maxim was born to Olena and Vasyl Olenyukh of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx also welcomed a new baby shortly after midnight. Mother Rosana Alvarez gave birth to a girl at 12:22 AM. The 6 lb, 4.9 oz. baby and mother are both doing well.

Contact: Ian Michaels, 347-327-1793

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