Visalia’s first baby of 2022 born at Kaweah Health Medical Center

Eliette Brigitte Ramos Calix was born at 3:21 a.m. on Jan. 1

VISALIA – While most people are hoping 2022 means venturing out beyond their daily routine, one local family is hoping to spend as much time home as possible after receiving a special delivery on New Year’s Day.

Eliette Brigitte Ramos Calix was born at 3:21 a.m. becoming the first baby of 2022 to be delivered at Kaweah Health in Visalia. Born to Elsy Calix Murcia and Jose Ramos of Dinuba, Eliette weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches in length. She is the couple’s first child and was one of five babies delivered on Jan. 1 as of 12:48 p.m. at Kaweah Health Medical Center.

“We thank God that we had a healthy baby,” said Elsy, who had been in the hospital since being admitted on Dec. 30, her due date. “Our plan for 2022 is to go home and enjoy her.”

Eliette’s father Jose said he knew his daughter was coming soon, but he never expected to meet her on New Year’s Day. “It was very nice and beautiful and it was a blessing to have her on New Year’s Day,” he said.

Eliette’s parents received a New Year’s gift basket from staff members of Kaweah Health’s Mother-Baby Department.

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Eliette Brigitte Ramos Calix was the first baby of 2022 delivered at Kaweah Health Medical Center at 3:21 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1. Eliette weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.Photo courtesy of Kaweah Health

Kaweah Health’s Family Birthing Center provides maternity and infant health care. It offers the community a 21-bed labor and delivery unit, a 42-bed postpartum unit, the largest labor/delivery triage area in Tulare County with anesthesiologists, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists for high-risk deliveries and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed by physicians from Valley Children’s Medical Group. Kaweah Health’s NICU is community designated by California Children’s Services as providing care for infants as early as 26-weeks gestation and has a neonatologist and pediatric hospitalist on site 24/7.

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