LANCASTER – At 9:57 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, Antelope Valley Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2023, with the arrival of baby Reyna.
Weighing in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring a little over 19 inches long, Reyna was born to Veronica and John Glasgow. She is their fifth child and first girl.
As the community’s first baby of 2023, Reyna and her mother were gifted a large basket of baby items, such as an infant car seat, blankets, clothes, socks, baby supplies, and stuffed animals. The gift was provided by the AVMC Auxiliary, a group of volunteers dedicated to raising funds through the hospital gift shops, thrift shop, and other seasonal events.
“Congratulations to the family and welcome baby Reyna!” stated Antelope Valley Medical Center CEO, Edward Mirzabegian. “We thank you for trusting AVMC with your family’s care, and for allowing us the pleasure of delivering your newest family member. We’re proud to have delivered tens of thousands of AV community members since opening our doors in 1955.”
Over 4,500 babies are born annually at Antelope Valley Medical Center, which is a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care and a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. AVMC’s Women and Infants Pavilion features 48 private Couplet Care rooms that are furnished with special beds and bassinets, so that mother and baby can stay in the same room until they go home. AVMC also provides the area’s only neonatal intensive care unit covered by board certified neonatologists, who provide specialized in-house medical care, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Medical Center.]