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French Hospital Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2021

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Healthy baby girl arrives quickly on New Year's Day to proud parents

CENTRAL COAST, CA – January 1, 2021 – French Hospital Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the year, a healthy baby girl named Emmie Rafaela Hernandez. She arrived quickly at 1:11 p.m. on New Year’s Day weighing eight pounds and at 20.5 inches long. 

Baby’s mother, Christina Sanchez and father Julio Hernandez are overjoyed with their new bundle of joy. Emmie is the third daughter for the couple, who are also parents to Myla and Mia Hernandez.  

Nurses at French Hospital’s Stollmeyer Birthing Center presented mom, dad, and baby with a beautiful gift basket filled with goodies and essentials for the sweet bundle of joy.

“We are grateful to have the first baby of the year at French Hospital,” says Christina. “The great thing about babies is that they are like little bundles of hope; like the future in a basket.” 

Mom and baby are healthy and recovering tonight at the hospital.

[PHOTO: Baby Emmie Rafaela Hernandez with mother, Christina Sanchez and father Julio Hernandez.]


About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including the new Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which provides the community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to

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Friday, January 01, 2021