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St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

Far Rockaway, New York, January 1, 2023 — St. John’s Episcopal Hospital happily embraced its first delivery of the New Year. Entering the world on January 1 at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and over than 19 inches long, baby boy Noah was born healthy and strong to proud Rockaway native parents and residents, Samaria Rodriguez and Raymond West.

St. John’s showered baby Noah with gifts to celebrate the momentous occasion of his arrival. Gifts, generously donated by the St. John’s ICARE Foundation and the hospital, included 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 and a valued business partner working with the Episcopal Health Services, Inc. team and supporting the St. John’s ICARE Foundation.

“We are very pleased with the care that we received at St. John’s,” Mr. West stated. Ms. Rodriguez echoed his sentiments by saying, “We highly recommend delivering your baby at St. John’s. It was an excellent experience.”

About Episcopal Health Services

Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is a health system located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. The system provides emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved Rockaways and Five Towns populations. The system provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of their ability to pay.