Just after midnight on New Year’s Day Jake Zosayas Lopez, the first baby born at Madera Community Hospital put in his appearance at 12:02 a.m. The son of Luis and Benita Lopez of Madera weights 8 lb. 9 oz. and is 21.5 inches long.
Married for seven years, the parents welcome Baby Jake to the family. He joins two brothers, Roman, 6; Christian, 2, and sister, Jazlee. 5. The children attend James Monroe Elementary School. Luis is a farm worker and Benita a stay-at-home mother.
Dr. Charles Ugwu-Oju, obstetrician-gynecologist, delivered the baby and pediatrician Dr. Gamdur Brar is attending to the child.
Gifts for the baby included a large assortment of newborn items donated by the staff of the MCH Maternity, Labor and Delivery departments, a “First Year” picture frame, plush frog and an assortment of baby items from the MCH League of Volunteers – Gift Shop, a case of newborn diapers from the MCH Foundation, a $100 gift card from Walmart, and an animated plush monkey and piggy bank from Bella Home Décor & Gifts. Bank Manager Leslee Minas at Central Valley Community Bank is opening a saving account with $25 for the baby and The Madera Tribune donated a one-year subscription for the family...