October 02, 2015
Houston, TX – Friday, October 2, 2015 - For the first time in The Woman's Hospital of Texas (TWHT) history, 1,000 babies were delivered in one month. Parents Maher and Tonya Chehab and big brother Kareem of the Heights welcomed Zane into the world at 2:00 p.m., September 30, 2015. Zane weighs 7 pounds, 11 ounces and is 20 inches long.
"We are excited that Zane is the first 1,000th baby to be born in one month at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas,” Tonya Chehab said. "We had a wonderful experience with the birth of Kareem at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. It was important for us to find a hospital that would support our birthing choice."
Baby Zane was delivered via vaginal birth after Caesarean (V-BAC) by Dr. Margaret Markham, Houston Women’s Care Associates OB/GYN. TWHT supports the involvement of parents selecting the right birth plan for their needs. In addition, the hospital’s Baby-Friendly designation provides a way for Zane to stay in his mother's room and have his own separate nurse, making it easier for him to nurse, bond, and receive visitors.
"More Houstonians have chosen us year after year to help welcome their babies into the world," said Ashley McClellan, CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas. "This delivery milestone is a testament to the trust that parents have placed in our physicians and staff. We are honored to provide so many families with exceptional care."
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is proud to welcome more babies than any other hospital in Houston, and the second highest number of babies in Texas.
About The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
The Woman's Hospital of Texas opened in 1976, and has remained the state's premier facility dedicated to the health of women and newborns. With the recent addition of the Pediatric Center, the hospital has expanded that level of high-quality care to include their youngest patients. Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers 397 licensed beds, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 650 board-certified physicians, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy and minimally-invasive surgery. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission. It has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), as a NAFC Center of Excellence: Continence Care in Women and is a designated Baby-Friendly Facility. For more information, visit our website at www.WomansHospital.com.
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, 8 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 www.HCAGulfCoast.com.