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First Baby Born at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center

February 21, 2019Press Release
First baby born at Santa Fe Medical Center

SANTA FE, N.M. – On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center (PSFMC) staff and the Valdez-Salazar family celebrated the birth of the first baby born at the new medical center in Santa Fe.

Dr. Lori McNeal, along with a multi-disciplinary team of nurses and staff, delivered baby Mateo Salazar at 9:53 p.m. Baby Mateo weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

"Our entire team of clinicians and staff are thrilled to deliver our first baby at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center," said Dr. Bill Brown, lead obstetrician and gynecologist, PSFMC. "The opening of our family birthing unit is a momentous occasion both for our staff and the community. We look forward to caring for more moms and babies at the medical center."

Staffed by obstetrician/gynecologists, PSFMC's Family Birthing Unit, which opened on Feb. 18, 2019, includes four labor-delivery-recovery rooms, two operating rooms and six post-partum rooms for moms and babies after birth. All rooms are private with outside views.




About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with more than 12,000 employees.

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