St. Elizabeth's welcomes first baby born in 2023

January 05, 2023 

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital proudly welcomed Emma Espinoza as the first baby born at the hospital in 2023 to Nancy Gonzalez and Daniel Espinoza of Fairview Heights, Ill. She was born at 9:30 a.m. on January 1, 2023 at St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center; weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. and is 20.5 inches long. 

In celebration of being the first baby born in 2023 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, the baby and her family were presented with a gift card, stuffed animals and other items presented by the colleagues of the Women and Infants Center.

For others expecting in 2023, St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center offers a wide range of services for mothers and infants, and the prenatal class schedule for 2023 is now available here. It includes Prepared Childbirth Classes, Breastfeeding Fundamentals and other education about the amenities and quality at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center is recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program, created by Cribs for Kids, as a Gold Safe Sleep Hospital. The hospital also has a partnership with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon pediatricians who provide coverage 24/7. These pediatricians care for babies admitted to the Well or Intermediate Care Nurseries. The Intermediate Care Nursery is also staffed with specially trained nurses to care for babies born with special health care needs.

Photo Caption:  HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital celebrated the first baby born at the hospital in 2023. Emma Espinoza was born at 9:30 a.m. on January 1, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center to Nancy Gonzalez and Daniel Espinoza of Fairview Heights, Ill. She was weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and is 20.5 inches long.

St. Elizabeth's welcomes first baby born in 2023