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Kaweah Health welcomes 2023 New Year babies

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Kaweah Health welcomes 2023 New Year babies

VISALIA, CA – The first babies of 2023 have been born at Kaweah Health Medical Center.

Elias Perez, born at 1:01 a.m., was the first baby of 2023 delivered at Kaweah Health in Visalia. Born to Ana Perez Arreola of Visalia, Elias weighed 6.5 pounds and was 20.47 inches in length.

Elias was one of six babies delivered on Jan. 1 as of 1:42 p.m. at Kaweah Health Medical Center.

The first baby girl of 2023 born at Kaweah Health was Braelynn Tate Nicholson. Born at 6:37 a.m. to Madelynn and Bradley Nicholson, of Porterville, Braelynn weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.25 inches in length.

Kaweah Health’s Family Birthing Center provides maternity and infant health care. It offers the community a 21-bed labor and delivery unit, a 42-bed postpartum unit, the largest labor/delivery triage area in Tulare County with anesthesiologists, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists for high-risk deliveries and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed by physicians from Valley Children’s Medical Group. Kaweah Health’s NICU is community designated by California Children’s Services as providing care for infants as early as 26-weeks gestation and has a neonatologist and pediatric hospitalist on site 24/7.

Kaweah Health is a publicly-owned community healthcare organization that provides comprehensive health services to the greater Visalia region and Tulare County. With over 5,000 dedicated medical professionals and employees, Kaweah Health offers state-of-the-art medicine, high-quality preventive services and specialized health centers and clinics. For more information, visit #