Southcoast Health Welcomes the First Babies of 2023 at St. Luke’s and Charlton Memorial

Southcoast Health is delighted to announce the first babies of the New Year born at Charlton Memorial and St. Luke’s Hospitals in 2023.

At almost exactly midnight, 12:00.35 am, on Sunday, January 1, parents Olineliz and Jordan Thompson of Fall River welcomed a daughter at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Possibly the first baby born in 2023 across the Commonwealth, Zahraliz Thompson was born weighing six pounds, 14.4 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. She joins three older siblings in the family.

“We are very happy and excited! We couldn’t have done it without the amazing team at Charlton Memorial and Dr. Lee,” said Olineliz. The couple’s three older daughters, Joneliz Quinones, Arianna, and Aminaliz Thompson, and Zahraliz’s paternal grandmother Margaret Thompson were there to visit on New Year’s Day. 

At St. Luke’s Hospital, parents Amanda Dean and Alan Cuthill of Acushnet, Massachusetts, welcomed a son at 2:31 pm on Sunday, January 1.

Grayson was born weighing 6 pounds, 5.9 ounces, and measuring 21.5 inches long. Grayson is the couple’s first child. 

“The whole team at St. Luke’s has been amazing since the morning we walked in,” said Amanda Dean. “It was a wonderful experience and we truly couldn’t have asked for a better team to care for us and Grayson.”

Southcoast Health offers maternity services at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Both locations recently earned recognition as high-performing in maternity care by the U.S. News and World Report.

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