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Photo finish for hospital’s Baby New Year title

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webmaster | 01/03/13

The labor and delivery section at Madera Community Hospital kept busy Tuesday as four families gathered to greet a newborn on New Year’s Day.

Giovanni David Perez Vargas of Madera is the first baby born in 2013 at MCH. Dr. Theodore Nassar delivered the baby at 10:32 a.m.

Baby Giovanni weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces. His mother Rubi Vargas and father Gerardo Perez Antonio have three sons and two daughters. Antonio is a farm laborer and Vargas a homemaker.

The family is very proud to have little Giovanni as the New Year’s baby, Vargas said through registered nurse Betty Ortega, who translated. Pediatrician Dr. Shaheen Khan is taking care of the baby...


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