DOWNEY - The stork made an early delivery at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center last week.Baby girl Jazzelle Lluvia Solis was born Jan. 1 at 12:06 a.m. and is believed to be the first baby born in Los Angeles County this year, hospital officials said. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 2 oz and 21 inches in length. Jazzelle's mother is 18-year-old Miriam, who was the first in her family to attend college. Jazzelle is the first grandchild. Miriam said she plans to resume her college schedule in late spring, when Jazzelle is about six months old. Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center opened in mid-September 2009, and was named a "Baby-Friendly" hospital in January 2010. Today, physicians at the hospital deliver more than 3,400 babies annually. The hospital has 18 private birthing and recovery suites, and also one of Kaiser Permanente's largest and most advanced neonatal intensive care units in Southern California with 49 beds.
********** Published: January 6, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 38