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AMITA Health GlenOaks Welcomes First Baby of the Year
News Release: Jan. 1, 2016

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

Glendale Heights – AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, GlenOaks welcomed the first baby of 2016 on New Year’s Day. A girl, Nayeli Lynette, was born to Lisa and Eric Meza of Wood Dale at 1:53 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

Nayeli weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 inches long, and was delivered by Dr. Chong-Hsiang Liang. She will be welcomed home by three older siblings – Darius Reyes, 16, Elijah Meza, 13 and Alexia Meza, 11.

Meza’s due date was January 10, and was scheduled for a C-section on Monday. But when she started having pain and contractions on New Year’s Day, the doctor advised her to head to the hospital for an earlier delivery.

“We never expected to have a New Year’s baby,” Meza said.

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.