Health First Nurse Laura Suazo Gives Birth at Holmes Regional Medical Center During Hurricane Dorian

By  //  September 5, 2019

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Baby Penelope was among eight babies born at the medical center during the course of the storm

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center nurse Laura Suazo gave birth to baby Penelope at the hospital during Hurricane Dorian. Baby Penelope weighed in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce, measured 19 inches long and mom, husband and baby are all doing well.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center nurse Laura Suazo gave birth to baby Penelope at the hospital during Hurricane Dorian.

Suazo volunteered to work in the hospital during the storm—and went into labor Monday night.

Penelope Suazo was born at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, and was among eight babies born at the medical center during the course of the storm.

Baby Penelope weighed in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce, measured 19 inches long and mom, husband and baby are all doing well.

“I was in the perfect place to have my baby and was so glad to be here in the hospital,” said Laura.

“I was definitely surprised I went into labor three weeks early, but have had an absolutely wonderful experience.”

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center is a 514-bed not-for-profit hospital operated by Health First and is the only level II trauma center in east central Florida.

Penelope Suazo was born at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, and was among eight babies born at the medical center during the storm. Baby Penelope weighed in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches long.

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