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Riverside Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

KANKAKEE, IL (January 2, 2018) - Iris Analia Ramirez was the first baby born in 2018 at Riverside Medical Center and in Kankakee County, coming into the world at 8:04 a.m. Iris was born to Fabiola Baez and Alejandro Ramirez of Kankakee, IL. Along with her parents, she joins her big brother, Ivan, who is three. At birth, Iris was 20 inches in length and weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces.

As the first baby of 2018, Iris and her family were presented with a basket of goodies from the Riverside Market Place Gift Shop. Congratulations to Iris and her family!




Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, Illinois, and is part of Riverside Healthcare, a fully-integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout five Illinois counties including Kankakee, Iroquois, Livingston, Will, Grundy and parts of Western Indiana. Riverside Medical Center is a 312-bed Level II Trauma hospital that provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care. Offering award-winning programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, orthopedics and a reputation for nursing excellence has placed Riverside as a leader nationally and locally. Riverside is the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital and ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The healthcare system has earned Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals award eight times and is a multi-year recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. Riverside Medical Group includes more than 140 primary and specialty care providers that deliver care at sites throughout the region. Learn more about Riverside Healthcare at www.RiversideHealthcare.org.