Swedish/Issaquah greets its first baby — 8-pound, 20-inch Liliana Yozelin

November 8, 2011

By Staff

Zulma Gutierrez-Tiznado holds daughter Liliana Yozelin, the first baby born at Swedish/Issaquah, at 7:23 a.m. Nov. 2. Contributed

The latest addition at Swedish/Issaquah greeted the latest addition to a local family early last week.

Less than 25 hours after the hospital opened a childbirth center and 80 patient beds, Swedish/Issaquah 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. Nov. 2. Swedish/Issaquah opened the additional patient beds and childbirth center at 7 a.m. Nov. 1.

Dr. Maria Holmes, a board-certified obstetrician from the Issaquah Women’s Clinic, assisted 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 came as 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.”

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