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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!
About New York Methodist Hospital
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 almost 38,000 inpatients
each year. An additional 300,000 outpatient visits and services are
logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive
renovation and modernization over the years. NYM offers Institutes in
the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Asthma and
Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive
and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Vascular
Medicine and Surgery; Family Care; Neurosciences; Orthopedic 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.