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First Baby of the New Year on Long Island Born at Good Samaritan Hospital

January 2nd, 2014

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center delivered the first baby on Long Island in 2014. Jacqueline Rodriquez delivered her first daughter, Pamela, two weeks early at 12:22 am, weighing in at 8 lbs., 4.5 oz. She will join her three brothers; Steven, Angel and Brian at home in Massapequa. In honor of the baby girl’s arrival, the medical center presented the family with gift baskets donated by Babies R Us and Good Samaritan. The delivering physician was Aaron David, MD. 

Each year, approximately 3,000 babies are delivered at Good Samaritan.  In addition to maternity services, the medical center’s Pediatric Department offers a comprehensive continuum of care, ensuring that newborns through adolescents receive expert care close to home.  The hospital also offers pediatric emergency services, a Child Life program and advanced neonatal services.  Additionally, the offsite Center for Pediatric Specialty Care and Center for Medically Complex Children address complicated health issues.  For more information on the services provided at Good Samaritan, call (631) 376-4444.

Pictured: Jacqueline Rodriquez with baby Pamela.


Colleen Valdini
Manager, Public and External Affairs
(631) 376-4483