Greenwich Hospital welcomes first baby of 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017
Zayra Ramos enjoys a quiet moment with Jayleen, who was the first baby born at Greenwich Hospital in 2017.

Greenwich Hospital this morning welcomed its first baby of 2017. Jayleen made her debut on Jan. 1 at 3:53 am, weighing in at 6 lbs. and 14 oz. She was 19 inches long.

Zayra Ramos and Ivan Valdez of West Haven, Conn., were thrilled with their new addition to the family. Jayleen joins siblings Xiara, 10, Karena, 9, Angel 4 and Jordan, 3.

The former Greenwich residents recently moved to West Haven. They were traveling to Greenwich for a family party when Zayra started having contractions. They decided to skip the party and head to Greenwich Hospital, where Zayra had planned to have her baby all along.

“This is a great way to start the New Year,” said Valdez.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.

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