Rio Grande Regional Hospital
January 01, 2014

Regional Hospital Welcomes Its First Baby Of The New Year!

Rio Grande Regional Hospital Welcomes Its First Baby Of The New Year!Rio Grande Regional Hospital and Dr. Jennifer Almonte-Gonzalez helped Rosa and Josh welcome their son, Josiah Kevin Leal into the world at 1:08am on Wednesday, January 01, 2014.  Josiah weighs 7lbs and 12oz and is 19 ¾ inches long.  Rosa and Josh are from Weslaco and this is their first son. 

“We are so excited to have delivered our first born on News Years Day,” said Rosa.  “Every year we will celebrate his birthday with a big party and fireworks.”

 “We are honored that so many families have chosen Rio Grande Regional Hospital to welcome their children into the world and be part of memories that will last a lifetime,” said Cris Rivera, CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital. “For more than 30 years, Rio Grande Regional Hospital has been bringing families a New Year’s Day baby.”

As a special token, Josiah and his family received a gift basket filled with baby essentials and other goodies from Rio Grande Regional Hospital.  

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Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a 320-bed, full service medical facility serving the Rio Grande Valley.  With over 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, Rio Grande Regional Hospital along with the Children’s Medical Center at Rio Grande Regional Hospital offer an array of comprehensive services including: full surgical and diagnostic capabilities, Cardiac Care; Surgical Services; Radiology;  Women’s Services; Diabetes Management; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatric; Neonatal Care; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services, and an Off-Site Emergency Department.  For more information visit our website at