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AMITA Health Bolingbrook welcomes New Year's Baby
News Release: Jan. 1, 2016

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Bolingbrook welcomes first baby of 2016

Bolingbrook – AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Bolingbrook welcomed the first baby of 2016 on New Year’s Day. A boy, NyHeir Irie Stroud, was born to Ebony Carter and Steve Stroud of Bolingbrook at 4:16 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

NyHeir weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Carter’s original due date was Dec. 31, but then it got pushed to January 10. The couple had come to the hospital three times before for false alarms. Her physician, Dr. Yong Kim, planned to induce Carter on Monday, but little NyHeir couldn’t wait any longer.

The parents, who got engaged on Christmas Day, were surprised with a beautiful gift bag full of baby items donated by the hospital. A gift certificate was also donated by Bella Baby Photography.

NyHeir will be welcomed home by his siblings, twins Nailani and Steve, 5, and sister, Nevaeh, 3.

Read more about their story in the Chicago Tribune!

About AMITA Health

AMITA Health ( is an integrated health system serving more than 3.8 million residents of suburban Chicago. AMITA Health is a Joint Operating Company formed in February 2015 by Adventist Midwest Health, based in Hinsdale, ILL., and Alexian Brothers Health System, based in Arlington Heights, ILL., encompassing nine hospitals and an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 physicians. AMITA Health is committed to delivering the most efficient, highest quality, faith-based care possible and respecting the faith traditions of all people.