Bassett Healthcare Network Welcomes the First Baby of 2022
Bassett Healthcare Network’s Birthing Center in Cooperstown welcomed the first baby of 2022 at 4:14am on New Year's Day. Lilliana Rose was born a week early to parents Eliana Matos and Israel Matos of Utica.
Their little girl was born weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and is 19 inches long. Lilliana has two older siblings: Israel Jr., who turns 15 this week, and Isabella, who is 13.
“Lilliana was a surprise baby,” says mom Eliana.
“I had a feeling from the beginning she would be a New Year’s baby. She’s full of surprises and we could not be more blessed.”
Congratulations to Eliana and Israel on the arrival of their baby girl on New Year's Day.
In 2021,1,036 babies were born at the Bassett Birthing Center. Four babies were born on New Year’s Day.