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Joliet hospital starts 2013 with Daisy

Maria and Salvador Alvarez cuddle their baby girl, Daisy Alvarez, who was born at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She was the first baby born in 2013 at the hospital.
Maria and Salvador Alvarez cuddle their baby girl, Daisy Alvarez, who was born at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She was the first baby born in 2013 at the hospital.

JOLIET, Ill. — The first baby of 2013 born at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, was a beautiful baby girl.

Daisy Alvarez was born at 1:29 a.m on Tuesday, Jan. 1, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long.  

Parents Maria and Salvador Alvarez are from Joliet and are very pleased to start the New Year with their bundle of joy.

“We are so happy and lucky to welcome Daisy into our family. We feel very blessed,” said the proud new dad.

The family was delighted when presented a fluffy pink Teddy Bear from the staff at St. Joes.

“There’s no better way to start a new year,” was the sentiment expressed by the always professional and cheerful Labor & Deliver nurses. And nurse Christina who took care of mom was happy to talk about what a “sweet family” the Alvarez’s are.

Obstetrician Jose Battistini, M.D., delivered little Daisy, and as always, is thrilled to help bring a new life into the world.

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center has 33 Family Birthing Suites, a Level II Special Care Nursery with extended capabilities, and a dedicated Pediatric Unit, staffed with Pediatric subspecialists all providing important health care services to women and children throughout the community. There is also a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department, the only one in Will County, which was designed to be child- and family-friendly and provide the best care in a comforting environment.

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center is a regional referral center recognized for overall Clinical Excellence. Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center serves Will and surrounding counties, including the southwest Chicago suburbs.

PSJMC offers private patient rooms and world-class health care. Designated as a Primary Stroke Center, PSJMC’s Neuroscience Institute also provides the area’s only 24/7 neurosurgeons, neurologists and neurointerventionalists.

PSJMC has also been recognized nationally for advanced cardiac care including a world-class open heart program, family-centered obstetrics, and a Level II Trauma Center.   

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center is part of the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, recently established through a merger of Mokena-based Provena Health and Chicago-based Resurrection Healthcare.

For more information, visit the website www.provena.org/stjoes.

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