St. John’s Episcopal Hospital welcomed its first newborn baby of the New Year on Jan. 1.
Entering the world at 6 pounds and 19 inches long, baby boy Noah was born healthy and strong to joyful parents Samaria Rodriguez and Raymond West, both Rockaway residents.
The hospital’s staff showered baby Noah with gifts to honor his arrival. St. John’s ICARE Foundation supplied diapers, baby books, baby care essentials, a stroller and car seat, a diaper bag, clothing and a baby monitor, courtesy of Jzanus, a Long Island-based company.
“We are very pleased with the care that we received at St. John’s,” West said.
Rodriguez said her time at St. John’s Episcopal hospital was an “excellent experience.”
“We highly recommend delivering your baby at St. John’s,” she said.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the culturally diverse and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County.
Recognized as a Baby Friendly Designated hospital as of March 2020, SJEH has celebrated over 110 years of community care and the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.