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First Babies of 2014

Metok DolmaAllison Zimbler
Proud mother Metok Dolma welcomed baby girl Tenzin Choetso one second after midnight at Elmhurst Hospital. (Photo Credit: Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News)
Coney Island Hospital’s first baby of 2014, Madison Rae Merrill, with proud parents Allison Zimbler and Jesse Merrill.

Every year HHC's 11 hospitals welcome their first babies of the New Year. Elmhurst Hospital celebrated the City's first baby of 2014 one second after midnight. Weighing in at 6 lb., 11 oz., Tenzin Choetso was born to mother Metok Dolma and father Choegyal Dorjee. The parents, Tibetan immigrants, explained that their daughter's name came from the Dalai Lama.

HHC’s first babies of 2014:

  • Elmhurst Hospital Center: Tenzin Choetso, 12:00:01 AM, girl, 6lb., 11 oz. Read more.
  • Coney Island Hospital: Madison Rae Merrill, 12:22 AM, girl, 7lb., 5 oz.
  • Woodhull Medical Center: Sashia Cruz, 6:01 AM, girl, 5lb., 10 oz.
    Lincoln Medical Center: Ibrahim Moussa Beldou, 6:16 AM, boy, 7lb., 5 oz.
  • Kings County Hospital Center: Christina Tatiana, 12:00 AM, girl, 6 lb., 11 oz.
  • Harlem Hospital Center: Isabella Marie Almonte, 5:18 AM, girl, 6lb., 9 oz.
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center: Shirley Martinez, 1:57 AM, girl, 8lb., 6.2oz.
  • Bellevue Hospital: Nileve Clara Mendoza, 3:58 AM, girl, 5lbs., 15.2 oz.

Sashia CruzHaoua Boubacar
Sashia Cruz welcomed her daughter of the same name, at Woodhull Medical Center.
Haoua Boubacar welcomed her son, Ibrahim Moussa Beldou, at Lincoln Medical Center.
Georgia Bailey Fanny Barahona
Georgia Bailey welcomed her daughter, Christina Tatiana, at Kings County Hospital Center.
Fanny Barahona- Hernandez welcomed her daughter, Isabella Marie Almonte at Harlem Hospital Center.
Georgia Bailey
Proud parents Remedios Aguilar and Jairo Martinez welcomed their daughter Shirley Martinez, at Metropolitan Hospital.
Georgia Bailey
Evelyn Clara and Kevin Mendoza welcomed their daughter, Nileve Clara Mendoza at Bellevue Hospital.

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HHC 2014 Stats

  • Staffed Beds: 6,684
  • Clinic Visits: 4,472,960
  • ER Visits: 1,179,436
  • Discharges: 205,791
  • Births: 18,564
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