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St. John’s Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of The New Year

OXNARD, CA – January 1, 2022 – Dignity Health-St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) welcomed its New Year baby, Thea Calabrese, at 3:39 am on January 1, 2022. The healthy baby girl came into the world weighing 6 pounds and 5 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. Mom and baby are healthy and doing well.

“We are happy that she came naturally on her own,” lovingly explained baby Thea’s mom, Breanna Calabrese. “She picked her birthday. She wanted to be a New Year's baby.”

Mom and dad have been enjoying their precious New Year's arrival. This is baby number two for the Calabrese family. The proud parents are looking forward to introducing Thea to her big brother. 

The Mother-Infant Unit team presented mom and dad with a gift basket filled with goodies to celebrate the first baby of the year.

“It’s always an honor to celebrate the first baby of the year.,” said Cristy Daria, Charge Nurse in the Mother-Infant Unit at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “We congratulate the Calabrese family and all of the families who are welcoming a little one in the New Year.” 


About Dignity Health - St. John's Regional Medical Center

Founded in 1912, Dignity Health - St. John's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a 365-bed, acute care, non-profit hospital located in Oxnard, Calif. Serving Ventura County for more than one hundred years, SJRMC has been named a Top 250 hospital by Healthgrades. As a leader in stroke care, SJRMC is the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County and is a recipient of the American Heart Association's, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Designated as a STEMI Receiving Center, SJRMC is highly recognized for excellence in cardiac care and has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Shield of California. Its Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. SJRMC is home to the only all-private room, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Ventura County. 


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Saturday, January 01, 2022

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