Deise Cruz and Luis Villa with baby Luis Villa, Jr.

HCA-affiliated The Woman’s Hospital of Texas welcomed first New Year’s baby Luis Villa, Jr. into the world at 12:17 am on Jan. 1, 2019.

Luis Villa, Jr., the son of Deise Cruz and Luis Villa, was the first delivery of mothers in labor at the time.

Obstetrician Dr. Max Maccato delivered the healthy baby boy. Luis Villa, Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. .  

 “All deliveries are exciting, but there’s something extraordinary about New Year’s Eve,” said Ashley McClellan, CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. ”There’s a special energy in the hospital, and we all look forward to seeing who is going to be the first to ring in the New Year!”