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For Immediate Release:
January 1, 2014

Southcoast Hospitals welcome New Year's babies at Charlton & St. Luke’s

Baby Evan Stephens - Click to view larger image.
Baby Evan Stephens is the first baby born in the South Coast region.
As of 4:30 p.m. on January 1, 2014. Photos added of babies at Charlton and St. Luke's.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - The first New Year's baby born in the South Coast region arrived at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River at 1:54 a.m. on January 1, 2014.

Cindy and Joseph Stephens, of Berkley, had a baby girl, Evan Stephens, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19.7 inches long. This is the couple's fourth child.

The Stephens family welcomes baby girl, Evan. From left to right, Joseph, Cindy, Maelin age 2, Jacob age 4 and Bryar, age 6.

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Baby Dominic Aresta - Click here to view larger image.
Baby Dominic Aresta

St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford welcomed its baby at 8:37 a.m. on January 1, 2014.

Yelitza Rivera and Ian Aresta, of New Bedford, had a baby boy, Dominic Aresta, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 20.5 inches long. This is the couple's second child.

Baby Dominic, born at St. Luke’s on Jan.1, 2014, with his big brother Andrew, mother Yelitza Rivera and father Ian Aresta.

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So far, no babies have been born today at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

All three Southcoast Hospitals’ New Year's babies will receive gift baskets filled with baby toys and clothes donated by the St. Luke's & Charlton Auxiliaries and the Tobey Hospital Guild.

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

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