Maria Soledad Mejia Pacheco holds her newborn son, Jose Antonio Pena Mejia. The infant was the first baby of the year born at Rowan Regional Medical Center. photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
Martha Baker, Board Chairperson of Smart Start Rowan, picks up on of the new toys to show to Jose Antonio Pena Mejia.
Jamie Brown, center, holding baby Aubrey, with proud father Ryan Price at left, are surrounded by family. Aubrey was the first baby of the new year born at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast at 5:04 a.m.
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The first baby of the new year born at Rowan Regional Medical Center is Jose Antonio Pena Mejia. Maria Soledad Mejia-Pacheco sits on her bed at the hospital holding the newborn.