WTVO: New Mercyhealth Hospital Welcomes First Baby

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Mercyhealth’s new Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic-Riverside announced the arrival of the first baby born at the new facility.

A baby girl, Adeline, was born shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday to parents Janet and Randy.

The new hospital, located at 8201 E. Riverside Boulevard, also celebrated it’s Grand Opening Saturday, after moving all patients and staff from its former Rockton Avenue location.

“We were surprised,” said Janet. “My due date wasn’t until January 10, so I didn’t think she’d be the first baby born at the new hospital.”

“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. “We cannot be more excited to have been a part of little Adeline’s beginning—as she is now part of ours, too.”

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