DCMH Welcomes Delaware County’s First Baby of 2012; Crozer Welcomes Its First Baby of the New Year
Muhammad Umar was the first baby born in
2012 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Muhammad is pictured with his parents Atif
Gulzar, left, and Uma Umara (right). Photo
courtesy of Our365.
Drexel Hill, Pa. – Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill welcomed the first baby of 2012 in Delaware County. At 2:48 a.m. on Jan. 1, Marcus John Ponnie entered the world weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches in length. He is the first-born child of Shanel Johnson, 24, of Darby, and Marcus Ponnie, 26, of Sharon Hill. Baby Marcus came a little early—19 days to be exact—and spent a few days in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but is doing well.
At 3:53 a.m. the same day at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Uma Umara of Morton also gave birth to a baby boy, Muhammad, who weighed 6
pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He is the second child born to Umara and her husband, Atif Gulzar. The couple also has a 6-year-old son. Umara’s sister, who is married to Gulzar’s brother, also gave birth to a baby boy at Crozer just 6 hours earlier.
DCMH and Crozer are members of the Crozer-Keystone Health System. Crozer-Keystone is Delaware County’s leading provider of maternity care, delivering nearly 3,700 babies each year. Both Crozer and DCMH offer special services such as a well-baby nursery, an Intensive Care Nursery, Maternal/Fetal Medicine services, and fertility services. Each hospital also offers special amenities, including stork parking, wireless in-room Internet access, baby photography services and hotel-like toiletries for bathing.
For more information about maternity care at Crozer and DCMH, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visit http://4ubaby.crozerkeystone.org.