Credit Valley Hospital

Media Release


First baby born at Credit Valley's new patient care wing

May 3, 2011


(MISSISSAUGA)—Tiny Austin Alexander Mesquita was oblivious to the excitement around him as he made his grand entrance at 2:59 p.m. today. Weighing in at  7 lb. 11 oz. (3490 grams), Austin is the first baby to be born at The Credit Valley Hospital’s beautiful new birthing suite, part of the Erin Mills Regional Women’s and Children’s Health Centre. Patients have been moving onto the unit over the course of the day.

Proud first-time parents Betsy and Nelson Mesquita were thrilled that their son’s birth made history at Credit Valley. “We feel honoured to be part of this special day for Credit Valley,” said Betsy.

More than 5,000 babies are born at Credit Valley each year. With the new Erin Mills Regional Women’s and Children’s Health Centre, the physical capacity of the birthing suite has increased from seven to 15 rooms. The Centre also includes a Regional Advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Mother and Baby Patient Care Unit, a Paediatric Patient Care Unit and Paediatric Oncology and Paediatric Medicine Clinics.

The Credit Valley Hospital provides community-based patient and family-centred care to approximately one million people in Mississauga and the surrounding region. Our community hospital also has a teaching affiliation with The Academy of Medicine at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The Credit Valley Hospital has consistently achieved the highest awards from Accreditation Canada meeting national safety and patient care standards. The Credit Valley Hospital values excellence, leadership, diversity and partnership so that Together We Create Better Health Care.


Media Contacts:

Liz Leake
Manager, Communication and Public Affairs
The Credit Valley Hospital
Tel: 905-813-1100 Ext.4887

It was a day to celebrate at The Credit Valley Hospital as the first baby was born at the new Erin Mills Regional Women’s and Children’s Health Centre. From left: Father Nelson Mesquita, Birthing Suite nurse Melanie Provost RN, Betsy Mesquita, Austin Mesquita, Credit Valley CEO Michelle DiEmanuele, Patient Care Manager Vanna Boghossian RN.

Photo by: Sandra Tavares, The Credit Valley Hospital

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