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

Say hello to the first babies of the New Year born at Southcoast Health in 2022.

Southcoast Health is delighted to announce the first babies of the New Year born at St. Luke’s Hospital and Charlton Memorial Hospital in 2022.

Parents Valerie and Tyler Wolstenholme of Swansea, Massachusetts, welcomed son Hendrix at 12:46 am on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Hendrix was born weighing seven pounds and seven and a half ounces and measuring 18 and a half inches long. Hendrix is the couple’s first child.

“St. Luke’s Hospital Labor and Delivery, Maternity and Southcoast Health Obstetrics & Gynecology is bottom line, exceptional. They could not have been more receptive and willing to accommodate our every wish,” said the Wolstenholmes. “Feeling safe, listened to, and supported is so essential while enduring these challenging, but beautiful first few days of parenthood. Southcoast Health was there every step of the way cheering us on. Now as we reminisce, sitting at home and staring at our son with misty eyes, we relive the most incredibly life altering days with such thankfulness and fullness in our hearts.”

Parents Jennifer and Daniel Cote also of Swansea, Massachusetts, welcomed son Oliver at 5:04 am on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Oliver was born weighing eight pounds and three ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Oliver is the couple’s first child. “We are so thankful to the staff at Charlton Memorial for taking care of us,” added the Cotes.

To celebrate this special milestone, each family received a $100 gift certificate to the hospital gift shop, a plush stuffed animal and a baby blanket donated by the Southcoast Health Ambassadors. 

Southcoast Health offers maternity services at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Southcoast Health also recently earned recognition as a high performing hospital in maternity care by the U.S. News and World report. For more information, please visit