100th baby born at UCHealth Greeley Hospital

September 24th, 2019
Father and mother smile as mother holds newborn baby
Mayra Villalobos and Adrian Recendiz of Mead are the proud parents of Gael, the 100th baby born at UCHealth Greeley Hospital. He was born on Sept. 21, 2019. Photo by UCHealth.

GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 24, 2019) – Less than three months after opening, UCHealth Greeley Hospital proudly announces the arrival of the 100th baby.

Mayra Villalobos and Adrian Recendiz of Mead are the parents of baby boy Gael Recendiz, who was born at 4:08 p.m. Saturday, weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce and measuring 20 inches.

Dr. Amy Johnson, a UCHealth obstetrician, delivered the baby at the newly opened hospital at 6767 W. 29th St.

Gael is the first boy for the couple. He has three older sisters.

On Monday morning, as he was cradled in his mother’s arms, the birth center team surprised the family with a special gift package from the hospital gift shop – a teddy bear, baby blanket and special frame.

“It is an honor for the entire team at Greeley Hospital Birth Center to help bring new life into the world and support the families of our community,” said Tammy Piccone, director of nursing at the birth center.

The hospital’s birth center with C-section operating room includes comfortable, home-like private suites with plenty of natural light and a private bathroom and shower. The center offers a number of comfort options for women, including nitrous oxide, hydrotherapy, epidural analgesia and other labor tools. It also features a Level II special care nursery for any babies who need a little extra care.

The four-story hospital, which opened July 3, also features an intensive care unit, operating rooms, a level III trauma center and emergency department, cardiac services and 24/7 pharmacy, imaging and laboratory services.

About the author

Kelly Tracer is a media relations specialist at UCHealth, based in northern Colorado. For nearly 20 years, she worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and designer before diving into the world of health care communications.

She believes there is an amazing story inside everyone and considers it an honor to get to meet and work with so many extraordinary people – patients, families, providers, volunteers and staff – every day. She is also fascinated by health care innovation and programs that empower and inspire people and families to live healthier lives.

A native of Nebraska, Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She and her husband have two children and enjoy paddle boarding all summer and skiing all winter.