Press Releases: Southern California
September 12, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Celebrates First Baby Born at New Anaheim Medical Center and Last Baby Born at Lakeview Hospital
Excited parents and family welcome new additions
Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Approximately two hours after opening the doors of the new Anaheim Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 12, Kaiser Permanente Orange County welcomed its newest member, Wesley Hay King, the first baby to be born at the new facility.
Born at 9:12 a.m., baby Wesley weighed in at 6 pounds and is 18 1/4 inches long. He is the first child to be born to Pharrin and Ponh King, who reside in Anaheim.
At 10:27 a.m., Denise Abalos and Martin Cabello from Garden Grove welcomed their first child, Jayleen Giselle, at Kaiser Permanente Orange County Lakeview Hospital. Baby Jayleen weighed in at 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and is 19 inches long. She was the last baby born at Lakeview Hospital, which closed today after 33 years of serving the community.
Members of the labor and delivery team were very excited to be part of these momentous occasions. “It’s wonderful and life-affirming to help families bring new lives into this world,” said Patrick Roth, MD, chief of service, Obstetrics and Gynecology. “It’s why we do what we do. But it’s even more special as our team was able to welcome babies Wesley and Jayleen, the very first child to be born at the new Anaheim Medical Center and the last baby delivered at Lakeview Hospital.”
About Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 3.5 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Kaiser Permanente Orange County currently serves more than 455,000 members through a network of approximately 6,000 employees and 900 physicians. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter