Baby No. 1 is born at Swedish/Issaquah to local family
November 2, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 5 p.m. Nov. 2, 2011
It’s a girl.
Less than 25 hours after Swedish/Issaquah opened a childbirth center and 80 patient beds, the hospital greeted the inaugural baby born at the facility, Liliana Yozelin.
The 8-pound, 20-inch-long newborn is the second child born to Issaquah residents Zulma Gutierrez-Tiznado and Francisco Javier Rodriguez.
Liliana arrived at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday. Swedish/Issaquah opened the additional patient beds and childbirth center at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Dr. Maria Holmes, a board-certified obstetrician from Issaquah Women’s Clinic, helped during the delivery.
“Liliana is a beautiful child, and just the right person to help celebrate the opening of inpatient services at Swedish/Issaquah,” Holmes said in a news release.
Liliana’s parents accepted a gift from Swedish/Issaquah administrators to celebrate the birth — a gift basket donated by The Shops at Swedish, the retail offerings arranged in the hospital atrium. The basket included gifts from Bella Balls, Swaddle Designs and Belli Baby.
The state-of-the-art childbirth center is a key feature at the hospital. The unit includes eight labor-delivery-recovery suites and a 31-bed postpartum unit.
Dr. Lily JungHenson, Swedish/Issaquah chief of staff, said welcoming a child into the world is a fitting way to open the inpatient units at the hospital.
“Our goal is to combine the latest technologies with innovative ways to deliver the best health-care services available,” she said in a news release. “Yesterday’s opening showed we are ready to assist Eastside residents with a comprehensive array of top-notch medical services.”