For Immediate Release January 01, 2024

Photo of baby Jobst

Baby Adley, the first baby born of the New Year at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
Photo credit: Amanda and Robert Jobst.
Additional photos are available here.

Brooklyn Family Welcomes Baby Girl at 1:59 a.m.

GLEN BURNIE, Md. – The Pascal Women's Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) welcomed its first-born baby in 2024 at 1:59am: Adley Michelle Jobst. UM BWMC is a member organization hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).

Adley weighs exactly 7 pounds, and is 20 inches long. She joins proud parents, Amanda and Robert Jobst, and her four older brothers, Anthony (17), Daniel (10), and twins Gregory and Robert, III (6), who reside in Brooklyn, Md.

"We are very excited to have a girl!" said mother, Amanda Jobst. Robert Jobst, Adley's father and Amanda's husband, added, "We are all very excited – nervous and excited. The boys have already Face-timed mommy and can't wait to come up and meet Adley."

According to the happy parents, Adley arrived earlier than expected. She wasn't due to arrive until January 13, 2024. Mom hopes her daughter will become a baseball fan, as she's named her daughter after her favorite Baltimore Orioles player, Adley Rutschman.

To celebrate the important milestone, members from UM BWMC's Mother/Baby and Labor and Delivery units presented baby Adley with her first birthday present – a baby bathtub filled with newborn essentials and toys, and some pampering supplies for mom.

"It's always a fun day, getting to meet our first baby," said Kendra Coles, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NEA-BC, Director of Women's and Children's Services at UM BWMC. "Families trust us with their most precious and important moments, as well as with their lives. We are honored to be there for them and our community, and to provide excellent care to mom, baby and the full family."

Approximately 1,900 babies are born at the Pascal Women's Center at UM BWMC each year. The center features private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, as well as a level II nursery and dedicated operating rooms for cesarean births. Expecting parents can visit UM BWMC's website to learn more about the center's services, including view photos of the facility and schedule a tour.

Other "first of 2024" babies born at UMMS hospitals include a baby girl born at the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo (Prince George's County) at 1:14 a.m.; a baby girl born at 4:23 a.m. at the University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown Campus in Baltimore; a baby girl born at 9:20 a.m. at the University of Maryland St. Joseph's Medical Center in Towson (Baltimore County) and a baby boy born at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air (Harford County).

About the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is a 307-bed medical center committed to improving the health outcomes of the communities it serves. A member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), UM BWMC is located in Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County) and has more than 3,100 team members and 1,000 medical providers on staff. The medical group provides primary and specialty care services to individuals throughout the region. Together with community providers and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, UM BWMC offers a wide range of clinical programs including cancer, critical care, emergency, heart, lung, neurosciences, orthopedics, pediatric, primary care, vascular, and women' health. For more information, visit

About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit