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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 Healthcare is a fully integrated healthcare system serving the needs of individuals and communities throughout the counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy and beyond. As part of the system, Riverside Medical Center, a 312-bed hospital, provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care and is a nationally recognized, award-winning Level II Trauma hospital with nationally-leading programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics. Its reputation for nursing excellence has made Riverside the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital. Because Riverside's clinical performance ranks them among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, Healthgrades has named them a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award, and Truven Health Analytics presented them with the 100 Top Hospitals® award. Riverside also operates several community, primary and specialty health centers throughout the region. Learn more about Riverside Healthcare at www.RiversideHealthcare.org.