First Baby of 2022 Arrives at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton Birthing Center
The first baby of 2022 arrived late Saturday night, January 1 at UM Shore Regional Health's Birthing Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. The baby girl was born at 11:07 pm to Sandra Mérida-Donis, 27, of Easton.
Franjeli Áymara Gómez Mérida was born weighing 7 pounds, 0.5 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins two older sisters at home.
Mérida-Donis and her newborn were gifted a congratulatory basket from UM Shore Regional Health which included baby clothing, diapering and health items, baby toys and a baby book. Shore United Bank also donated a $100 savings bond certificate to the newborn.
More than 1,000 babies were born at the Birthing Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton in 2021.
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton recently was recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This was the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including complication rates, C-sections, whether births were scheduled too early in pregnancy and how successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding. Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News for maternity care earned a 'High Performing' rating.