Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Loyola Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Ja’Nyah Crawford-Scotland was born at 11:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day, the first baby to be born at Loyola University Medical Center in 2012. The healthy baby girl weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

“I wasn’t due until Jan. 6th, but I guess she was ready to come,” said mom Kimberly Crawford. “She was a good New Year’s surprise."

Loyola helped the family celebrate with flowers, a gift card, a onesie to declare the baby’s status as the first Loyola baby of 2012 and a poster. The family even received a special meal delivered to their room personally by Loyola’s head chef.

Ja’Nyah has a 1-year-old brother, Jayden.

Delivery nurses were Katie Naliwajko, Laura Davey and Therese Sytsma. The attending physician was Dr. Nwamaka Obi and resident physicians were Drs. Megan DeJong and Kristin Jacobs.

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About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.