First baby born at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital arrives at 12:05 a.m.

From left, proud dad Brian Rivera, left, baby Kyrie , center, along with happy mom Tonya Rivera, all of New Haven, pose New Year’s Day at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital with the first baby born at YNHCH in 2014. Photo by Kelly Jensen, YNHH.

New Haven — The first baby born at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) arrived at 12:05 a.m. New Year’s Day. The baby boy, named Kyrie, is the son of Brian and Tonya Rivera of New Haven. Little Kyrie arrived weighing in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.

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