Lakeridge Health welcomes first babies born in 2023 and last babies born in 2022 in Durham Region

Posted on Sunday January 01, 2023

Durham Region – New Year’s Day has brought good news with the arrival of little Anthony Powell – the first baby of 2023 born in Durham Region.First baby of 2023 in Durham Region, Anthony Powell and proud parents Akeem Powell and Jennifer Lopez of Oshawa.

Anthony was born at the Ajax Pickering Hospital at 2:46 a.m. on January 1, 2023, weighing four pounds six ounces. Both baby and mom are doing well. This is the first child for proud parents Jennifer Lopez and Akeem Powell of Oshawa.

At Port Perry Hospital’s New Life Centre, baby boy Kerrigan was welcomed by proud parents Rachel Kerrigan and Kevin Hannah at 9:17 a.m., weighing six pounds eight ounces.

Lakeridge Health also welcomed the last babies born in 2022 on December 31:

  • At the Port Perry Hospital, baby girl Belle Tomlin arrived at 12:19 p.m. weighing nine pounds even.

  • At the Ajax Pickering Hospital, baby boy Perry arrived at 5:18 p.m. weighing 10 pounds four ounces.Last baby of 2022 in Durham Region, Thomas Rider and proud parents Derek and Stephanie Rider of Ajax.

  • At the Oshawa Hospital, proud parents Stephanie and Derek Rider welcomed baby Thomas Rider at 8:23 p.m. weighing six pounds 15 ounces – the last baby born in 2022 in Durham Region.

With birthing suites at the Ajax Pickering, Oshawa, and Port Perry Hospitals, the skilled, dedicated, and compassionate team in Lakeridge Health’s Maternal Newborn Program delivers close to 4,500 babies each year.


For more information, please contact:
Sharon Navarro
Manager, Public Relations and Digital Communications
T. 905-435-7889