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New York Methodist Hospital Welcomes its First Baby of 2013
BROOKLYN, NY (January 1, 2013) – While confetti filled the air in Times Square, Jungmin Oh was a little too busy to notice. She was several hours into labor with her first child, and had a different countdown in mind. At 12:54 a.m., Jungmin and her husband, Benjamin Brown, welcomed their baby, Gena, in New York Methodist Hospital’s birthing center.
“We didn’t care whether she was the first baby of the year, or anything like that,” said Benjamin, tired but happy the following morning. “We just were hoping that she would be happy and healthy. We can’t think of a better way to start 2013.”
Gena weighs seven pounds, two ounces, and is 19.5 inches in length. Her parents reside in Park Slope. Her mother, Jungmin, is originally from the “Gangnam” district of Seoul – the same neighborhood parodied in Psy’s omnipresent mega-hit, “Gangnam Style.” The Hospital is yet to confirm what sort of “style” Gena has, but “adorable” seems to be a good option!
New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to about 40,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. NYM has Institutes in the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Otolaryngology, Asthma and Lung Disease, Cancer Care, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders, Digestive and Liver Disorders, Healthy Aging, Neurosciences, Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Surgery and Women’s Health. New York Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.