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February 15, 2013
Ms. Valentine Delivered Her Very Own Little Valentine Yesterday
Baby makes his debut at Loyola University Medical Center on Valentines Day
WHAT: Deja Valentine was struck by Cupid’s arrow when she gave birth yesterday to her very own little valentine, Ryan. This healthy baby boy entered the world at 8:20 p.m. on Valentine's Day and weighed in at 9 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19½ inches. Valentine reported that seeing her baby was love at first sight. Both mom and baby are doing well and plan to go home tomorrow.
MEDIA: To schedule an interview, call Nora Dudley in Loyola Media Relations, (708) 417-5014.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.