A celebratory Mass was held for staff and visitors in the Hospital’s chapel.
Bishop Trudeau toured the health care facility and one fortunate family received two blessings on August 14, 2018. First the gift of life in welcoming their healthy newborn son, Christopher Adrian Bautista, followed by a blessing from Bishop Trudeau. “May he grow in Your sight to be a man who shares Your love with others,” prayed Bishop Trudeau.
Grateful parents, Vanessa Corona and Chris Bautista, of Paramount, were honored to have Bishop Trudeau at St. Mary the morning of their son’s birth.
About Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center
Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity, and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP Center of Excellence by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. St. Mary is recognized by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.