Lakeridge Health Welcomes First 2019 Babies Born in Durham Region

Posted on Wednesday January 02, 2019

Durham Region – Lakeridge Health welcomed the first babies of 2019 at Ajax Pickering, Oshawa and Port Perry Hospitals.

Baby Girl Venkatesh arrived at 12:08 a.m. at Lakeridge Health’s Ajax Pickering Hospital weighing 8 pounds. Congratulations to proud parents, Rathna and Mahendran.

At Oshawa Hospital, beaming parents Nguyet Tran and Vu Le welcomed Baby Sophia at 3:00 a.m., weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces.

Finally, at Port Perry Hospital, parents Kathleen and James Cochrane welcomed their new bundle of joy, Charlotte, at 7:59 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces.

With birthing suites at Ajax Pickering, Port Perry and Oshawa Hospitals, Lakeridge Health is the eighth largest birthing centres in the province, delivering close to 4,500 babies each year.

About Lakeridge Health

Lakeridge Health is Durham Region’s acute health care provider. With five hospitals, four emergency departments, a residential treatment centre and more than a dozen community health care locations, the new Lakeridge Health is working to provide the best experience for patients and their families. Home to the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre and Pinewood Centre, Lakeridge Health also provides regional mental health, eye care and nephrology services.

With a committed and dedicated team of more than 5,400 employees, more than 760 physicians and more than 1,600 volunteers, Lakeridge Health provides care to the more than 650,000 people living and working in Durham Region.


For more information, please contact:
Andrea Piunno
Lakeridge Health Strategic Communications
T. 905-242-5091

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