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East Houston Regional Medical Center Welcomes It's First Baby of the New Year!

Houston, Texas, January 2, 2017 -  East Houston Regional Medical Center and Karen Casares, Certified Nurse Midwife, helped parents Marcelo Alvarez and Rubi Salazar welcome their daughter into the world at 3:11 a.m. on January 2, 2017.  Ximena Alvarez weighs 8 lbs. and 10 oz. and is 20.5 inches long.

“This was our first time delivering at East Houston Regional Medical Center, we had a great experience at the Hospital. The staff did a great job taking care of us” said Marcelo Alvarez.

Ximena and her parents received a gift basket filled with newborn essentials from the East Houston Regional Medical Center.

“We are honored that so many families have chosen East Houston Regional Medical Center to welcome their children into the world and be part of memories that will last a lifetime,” said, Eric Evans CEO of East Houston Regional Medical Center.

To all the families we have served and to all of the families who will choose us this year to provide healthcare for their families, we wish you a happy and healthy new year.


About East Houston Regional Medical Center
East Houston Regional Medical Center is an acute-care facility with the only Level IV Trauma Designated Emergency Center in East Harris County. East Houston Regional Medical Center offers specialized services in fields such as: Industrial Medicine; Rehabilitation Services; and Diabetes Self-Management.  In conjunction with Bayshore Medical Center, East Houston Regional Medical Center is able to provide a combination of clinical services and advanced technology for the residents and businesses in the Northeast and Southeast Harris County region.  For more information about our services or community programs, visit

About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at

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