Rio Grande Regional Hospital
January 01, 2015

Rio Grande Regional Hospital Welcomes Its First Baby Of 2015!

Victoria Cruz delivered Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s first baby of 2015 at 5:10am. Pictured is baby girl Nereida Espitia and dad, Antonio Espitia.

McAllen, Texas – Rio Grande Regional Hospital and Dr. Alberto Duran helped Victoria and Antonio welcome their daughter, Nereida Espitia into the world at 5:10 a.m. on Thursday, January 01, 2015.  Nereida weighs 6lbs and 11oz and is inches long.  Victoria and Antonio are from Donna and this is their third daughter.  Baby Nereida has two older sisters who are very excited about her grand arrival. 

“I could not believe I went into labor on New Year’s Eve,” said Victoria.  “I was told I would maybe deliver in another week or so. We are excited she is finally here and now we will always have a big party to celebrate her birthday.”

 “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 32 years, Rio Grande Regional Hospital has been bringing families a New Year’s Day baby.”

As a special token, Nereida and her 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, Helicopter Landing Area, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and an Off-Site Emergency Department.  For more information visit our website at