NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Welcomes New Year’s Baby

Out of Town Couple Ringing In the New Year with Family Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Jan 3, 2019


parents holding their new born baby

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital welcomed the hospital’s first baby delivered in 2019.

Miabella Rose Rodriguez was born to Darline Pinto at 10:51 a.m. on January 1, 2019.  The baby girl was 4 pounds, 13 ounces and 18-inches-long.  She was delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Paskowski, an obstetrician/gynecologist who practices at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.

Ms. Pinto who lives in Worcester, Massachusetts; was 36 weeks pregnant and visiting family in the Bronx when she began having labor pains on New Year’s Eve. The next thing she knew she was in the hospital preparing to deliver her first child.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s Maternity Center offers 23 private, hotel-like post-partum rooms complete with bathrooms and showers, flat-screen televisions and free Internet.  The rooms are designed for maximum comfort with relaxing colors, soft lighting, carpeted floors and special reclining chair/beds for partners. The Maternity Center also features a state-of-the-art nursery for newborns and a new Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery for babies with special needs or those who are born prematurely. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital provides support for breastfeeding mothers with an on-site lactation specialist and follow-up support after discharge. The hospital delivers an average of 1,300 babies annually.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Founded in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital has a long and well-established history of providing superior healthcare to the residents of southern Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The 288-bed hospital joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network in 2014 and offers a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a renovated Maternity Department and an Emergency Department providing emergency care to approximately 42,000 people annually. A new, state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Commendation, offers infusion, radiation therapy and support services. NYP Lawrence Hospital provides additional support and care to area residents through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a multispecialty physician practice, as well as ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center. For more information, visit or call 914-787-1000.


NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell.

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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