|By PR Newswire||
|December 28, 2012 12:21 PM EST||
HOUSTON, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in The Woman's Hospital of Texas history, the hospital delivered 10,000 babies in one year. Becky and Chris Kiser welcomed their daughter Moriah into the world at 1:08 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. Moriah weighs seven pounds, six ounces and is 20.25 inches long.
The Kisers are from Houston. Little Moriah's big sister, Karis, was also born at The Woman's Hospital of Texas.
"We have been tracking the birth of the 10,000th baby for a couple of months and can't believe it's our baby," Becky Kiser said. "We love The Woman's Hospital of Texas."
Baby Moriah was delivered by Dr. Mark Cone, a physician with Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates (OGA). Cone has a long-standing history with the Woman's Hospital of Texas.
The hospital delivers more babies than any other hospital in Houston, and delivers the second highest number of babies in Texas.
"We are honored that more Houstonians have chosen us—year after year—to help welcome their children into the world and be part of memories that will last a lifetime," said Linda Russell, CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas. "Our Baby-Number-10,000 milestone is a testament to the enduring trust the physicians and employees of Woman's have earned from families for more than 35 years."
The Kiser family will be presented with a bassinette from Doodles Baby Gifts and More filled with a full supply of haute baby items as well as special gifts just for Mom. There will also be adorable mommy/baby contributions from The Woman's Hospital of Texas' shops including Walgreens at 7400 & Walgreens at 7900 Fannin, Nine Maternity, The Stork Club, and Lori's Gift Shops. In addition, OGA Aesthetic & Laser Center, Bella Mademoiselle Pedi Spa, Toys "R" Us and Rodan + Fields also contributed gifts. Bellababies Portrait Boutique will provide the baby's first custom portraits.
Plus, as a way to help celebrate the babies born at The Woman's Hospital of Texas, Facebook fans continue to enter the Babies Are Beautiful contest. Just go to The Woman's Hospital Facebook Page and click on the Babies Are Beautiful baby board for your chance to win.
As the hospital neared its 10,000th baby milestone, visitors, patients and guests were able to get real-time delivery information on digital screens posted at the West and East Tower Entrances, the Cafe, and in the Labor and Delivery Units. The hospital's Facebook Page and Twitter also kept real time tickers along with The Woman's Hospital Website www.womanshospital.com .
To all the families we have served for more than 35 years, The Woman's Hospital of Texas thanks you, and to Moriah and her whole family, "We are so glad to welcome you here."
For the media: We invite you to join us to celebrate our milestone, and interview and photograph our Baby-Number 10,000 and family, as well as our delivering physician and Woman's CEO, Linda Russell. Please join us at:
The Woman's Hospital of Texas (West Tower Entrance)
7600 Fannin Street
Houston, TX, 77054
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28
Media will be provided valet parking with easy access to vehicles allowing for a quick departure after the event.
For more information please contact
• Jemimah Noonoo at (office) 713-791-7168 • (mobile) 713-203-9686 • Jemimah.Noonoo@HCAhealthcare.com
• Kim Mathes at (office) 713-852-1528 • (mobile) 832-294-1064 • Kimberly.Mathes@HCAhealthcare.com
About the Woman's Hospital of Texas
The Woman's Hospital of Texas is an acute care hospital located near the Texas Medical Center. The hospital was established in 1976 by a group of physicians who recognized the need for a facility focused solely on the care of women and infants. In keeping with this vision, Woman's offers a full range of women's services, including breakthrough developments in minimally invasive surgery such as Robotic Surgery, and urogynecology. The hospital has an antepartum unit, 36 labor and delivery rooms, a medical surgical unit and 124-bed Levels II and III Neonatal Intensive Care nurseries. Since its inception, Woman's has welcomed over 200,000 babies into the world and delivers more babies in Houston than any other hospital. Our experienced physicians specialize in high-risk deliveries, from handling preemies weighing less than 1,500 grams to offering a comprehensive Multiples Clinic for women having twins, triplets, or more. In addition, the Woman's Hospital of Texas was twice named a top performer in quality measures by the Joint Commission, and has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Visit our website at www.womanshospital.com.
About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include 10 Hospitals, 8 ambulatory surgery centers, 6 diagnostic imaging facilities, 7 off-campus emergency centers, a hospital-based express care center, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150 mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.
SOURCE The Woman's Hospital of Texas