HSHS St. Francis Hospital proudly welcomed Alex Alonzo Perez as the first baby born at the hospital in 2021. He was born at 10:40 p.m. on January 1 at the Family Maternity Center; weighing 5 pounds 11 ounces and 18 inches long. Alex’s proud parents are Juana and Juan Alonzo Perez of Litchfield, Illinois.
In celebration of being the first baby born in 2021 at St. Francis Hospital, the baby and his family were given gift card for the Hospital Gift Shop presented by the colleagues of the Family Maternity Center.
For others expecting in 2021, St. Francis offers a wide range of services for mothers and infants, and the prenatal class schedule for 2021 is now available amd moms-to-be can also find a physician who delivers at St. Francis here.
The Family Maternity Center is designated a Silver Safe Sleep Hospital through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver organization and Cribs for Kids Program. It is also a Certified Baby-Friendly Hospital by the WHO and UNICEF, one of only approximately 600 designated hospitals in the US. The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.