USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed their annual New Year’s baby, who is the first child born in their maternity department each year. Rachel Rose Marino was born to parents Christina and Nicholas on New Year’s Day at 11:13 a.m. In addition to celebrating their new child in the new year, the parents also received a gift basket from the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.
As part of the hospital’s yearly tradition, they also held a contest for people to guess the weight and birth time of the first baby of the year. The winners are Lilly Miller, who guessed the closest birth time, and Stephanie Lynn, who guessed the closest birth weight.