Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is proud to announce the first baby delivered in 2017. Mary and Ryan Metzbower, of Severn, Md.,
welcomed their baby boy, Jack Irving, at 1:34 am, weighing in at 8lbs. 5oz..
“We are so grateful to the staff here [at Anne Arundel Medical Center],” Mary said. “They were just so beyond wonderful. Everyone here over the holidays … they were just amazing.”
New Year Baby Facts:
-Anne Arundel Medical Center is the second busiest hospital in the state for number of births annually, with about 5,500 babies born each year.
-On average, 15 babies are delivered daily at AAMC.
-AAMC provides a celebratory gift basket to the first baby of the year.
-The hospital is designated with a Level III standing for obstetric and neonatal care. This designation by the Maryland Department of Health is reserved for hospitals that offer the highest degree of quality care for high-risk moms and high-risk newborns.
-The NICU is part of the hospital’s Rebecca M. Clatanoff Pavilion at the Medical Park campus, a comprehensive program providing top-level maternity and neonatal care. The 86-bed pavilion is home to all of AAMC’s birth services, including a state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit, mother/baby unit, and lactation services.
-AAMC offers birth and baby classes such as prenatal yoga, breastfeeding and a new postpartum depression support group.