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 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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.