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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Celebrates Arrival of First Newborn Delivered in 2013

Chicago (Jan. 2, 2013) — Entering the world at 6:53 a.m. on Jan. 1, Angeline Olivares was the first baby to be born in 2013 at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC).

Her parents are Faviola and Leodardo Olivares of Chicago's Humboldt Park area. Angeline is their fourth child.

Thana Tarsha, M.D., delivered the baby, along with help from the staff at The Family Birthplace. To celebrate the New Year's Day arrival, the nurses presented the new mom, dad and baby with a gift basket filled with such goodies as blankets, clothing, bibs, booties and more.

About 2,050 babies are born annually at The Family Birthplace, which provides comprehensive care around the clock by board-certified obstetricians, certified nurse-midwives, family practitioners and pediatricians. In addition, the hospital has board-certified anesthesiologists available around the clock and in-house neonatologists who have special training in caring for high-risk newborns. PSMEMC offers advanced care nurseries (Level II+) with state-of-the-art monitoring and neonatal intensive care.

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center's first newborn in 2013 Angeline Olivares poses with parents Leodardo and Faviola Olivares and siblings Leodardo, Jr., age 4; Alexandro, age 11, who displays the gift basket; and Jasmine, age 9; and staff nurse Marisol Espino, R.N.



PSMEMC is a premier medical center on Chicago's near northwest side and includes the Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics, primary care, behavioral health and wound healing. PSMEMC ranks No. 19 in the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" in the Chicago metro area. PSMEMC offers comprehensive diabetes care and education for inpatients and outpatients. Click here for information about the medical center's diabetes services. Visit our website at

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health

PSMEMC is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive behavioral health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit to learn more.


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