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White Memorial Hospital Welcomes ‘Baby New Year’, Celebrates 100th Anniversary

(Photo courtesy of White Memorial)

What a way to start our Centennial Year! proclaimed the White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights, announcing the arrival of the first local baby born in 2013.

Baby boy Jadian Arian Esquivel (pictured) was born exactly at midnight, according to the hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 oz and is 19 1/2 inches long. Jadian is the fifth child for Boyle Heights couple Roxanna and Jose Esquivel.

White Memorial is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2013, and will hold a number of events to mark the milestone.

Another New Year baby was born exactly at midnight in Los Angeles County. Baby Dorian Martin-Jean Hardy was born to Candice Campudoni and Martin Robert Hardy at Kaiser’s Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center. Dorian weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces, measured 18 and three-quarters inches in length; he has two older siblings.