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Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Welcome First Babies of 2022

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Two healthy baby boys bring joy and an excitement to local parents 

CENTRAL COAST, CA – January 1, 2022 – French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) are excited to announce that each facility has welcomed its first baby of the year.

French Hospital welcomed a healthy baby boy, Carson Plescia. He arrived at 4:04am New Year’s Day weighing seven pounds, seven ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long.

Carson’s mother and father, Michela and Scott Plescia, are delighted with their new bundle of joy - the first baby for the proud parents.  

“The staff at French Hospital did such a wonderful job helping us ring in the New Year with our first child,” says Michela. “The doctors and nurses went above and beyond and our family is forever thankful for the help they provided in delivering our son.” 

Marian welcomed a baby boy named Mateo Bolanos to mother Maria Cortes Vargas, and father Martin Bolanos. Mateo was born just after midnight at 12:39am weighing five pounds, three ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long. Mateo is the second child for the couple, who also have an eight-year-old boy. 

"We are very happy and grateful that everything turned out well and that the baby is healthy, says Maria."

Nurses at FHMC’s Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center and MRMC’s Family Birthing Center presented each family with beautiful gift baskets filled with goodies and essentials for the sweet bundles of joy.

Both mothers and babies are healthy and recovering in each of the hospitals.

[PHOTOS: Top of Page - French Hospital baby Carson Plescia with gifts; Middle: Marian Hospital baby, Mateo Bolanos and parents, Maria Cortes Vargas and father, Martin Bolanos; Bottom: French Hospital baby Carson Plescia and Marian Hospital baby Mateo Bolanos.]


About Dignity Health Central Coast 

Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five award-winning hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services, and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit


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Saturday, January 01, 2022