The first baby delivered in 2009 at the Women’s Hospital at Renaissance was at 12:15 a.m.

The baby girl, Araceli Hernandez, daughter of Javier Alonzo and Myra Jean Hernandez from McAllen, weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches long. Mother and daughter are doing well according to Obstetrician; Dr. Fernando Otero Gifts presented on behalf of the hospital included an assortment of baby gifts from the Gift Shop, a gift basket full of supplies and a $10,000.00 savings bond.

“This modern state-of-the-art facility is the Valley’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to women’s healthcare needs is so proud to be the place for the first New Year’s baby in Hidalgo County,” says Marissa Castañeda, DHR Chief Operations Officer.

In recognition of being the first baby born in 2009 at The Women’s Hospital at Renaissance, Baby Araceli Hernandez received a $10,000 savings bond from Lone Star National Bank and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.

The Women’s Hospital at Renaissance has delivered over 8,000 babies in its first year of operation and has revolutionized women’s healthcare in our region. For more information please call the Women’s Hospital at Renaissance at (956) 688-4000.

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance continues to be the premier healthcare provider in South Texas. For more information, please call Doctors Hospital at Renaissance at (956) 661-7555 or visit our website at