RRSTAR: Baby Born on Opening Day is a First for New Rockford Hospital

ROCKFORD — Adeline Andrade was born just after 7 p.m. Saturday at Meryhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic-Riverside, the same day of the grand opening of the hospital and physician clinic.

Janet Mandujano and Randy Andrade of Rockford are her parents. This is the couple’s first child and the first baby born at the new hospital.

Adeline weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long. She is healthy.

“We were surprised,” Mandujano said in a news release from the hospital. “My due date wasn’t until Jan. 10, so I didn’t think she’d be the first baby born at the new hospital.”

“We cannot be more excited to have been a part of little Adeline’s beginning, as she is now part of ours, too,” said Javon Bea, president and CEO of Mercyhealth.

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