WIFR: Baby Adeline is First Born at New Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — Mercyhealth announces the first baby born at its new Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic-Riverside.

Baby Adeline was born just after 7 p.m. Jan.5 — the day the new hospital opened its doors.

Adeline’s mother, Janet, says her due date wasn’t until Jan. 10.

Baby Adeline was delivered by Crusader Community Health’s Care Team.

“As you can imagine we have a lot of firsts happening at the new hospital right now,” said Javon R. Bea, President and CEO at Mercyhealth.

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