Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates New Year Babies Born Across The Network As We Ring in 2024, The Network’s First Baby Of The Year, A Girl Born at 12:11AM At Jersey Shore University Medical Center   

Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates New Year Babies Born Across The Network As We Ring in 2024, The Network’s First Baby Of The Year, A Girl Born at 12:11AM At Jersey Shore University Medical Center

January 01, 2024

While the nation was ringing in the start of 2024, several New Jersey families were getting a bit bigger, welcoming the first babies of the new year born across the Hackensack Meridian Health network, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and integrated health network.

Hackensack Meridian Health proudly welcomes Maren Dimicco, a baby girl born at 12:11am at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. Maren is the daughter of proud parents Nicole and Chris Dimicco of Forked River, New Jersey. Baby Maren weighs five pounds and 11 ounces, born with the help of Meghan Rattigan, D.O., and Jessica Gazerwitz, RN. (pictured below)

Other New Year’s babies were born across the Hackensack Meridian Health network. At 2:05am, Pascack Valley Medical Center and parents Hilari Delacruz-Evangelista and Jose Ramirez of Prospect Park, New Jersey welcomed baby girl Analiah, weighing in at 7 pounds 11 ounces.

Baby girl Alessia was born at 8:10am at Palisades Medical Center, weighing seven pounds 15 ounces.

At Hackensack University Medical Center, baby girl Charlotte was born at 11:36am to proud parents Justin and Toni-Lynn Struss, joining big brother and sister Brianna and JR.

At Raritan Bay Medical Center, baby girl Aysel Torres Amaro was born at 12:34pm to proud parents Angeli Amaro de Jesus and Stanly Torres Jerez, weighing 7 pounds 1 ounce.

Other Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals also welcomed New Year’s babies.

  • Ocean University Medical Center in Brick, NJ welcomed a baby girl at 10:34 am
  • JFK University Medical Center in Edison, NJ welcomed a baby girl at 12:51 pm

“Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to provide world-class healthcare to these mothers and babies, along with countless others,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “A special thank you to our team members for their continued commitment to caring for the people in the communities we serve, and congratulations to these families on their new additions. What a great way to start out the new year!”

Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals were once again named to U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Hackensack University Medical Center, Ocean University Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center earned a “High Performing” designation from U.S. News. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.


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