Monday, January 03, 2011 - Broward General Medical Center Welcomes First Baby Born in 2011 with Special Centennial Gift

A baby boy born on January 1st was the first newborn of 2011 at Broward Health Broward General Medical Center. Infant Kyle Gomez, who weighed six pounds six ounces, was born at 5:50 am.

Any baby’s birth is an exciting time, but the anticipation of having the first baby born in a new year only amplifies the excitement. Just ask proud parents Karen Rivera and Juan Carlos Gomez of Sunrise, Florida. “We are thrilled that Kyle has arrived and being the first baby of the year here at Broward General makes him even more special,” said Karen Rivera.  

On the day of his birth, Kyle and his family were presented with a special gift basket from Broward General Medical Center which included toys, clothes, and gift vouchers.

2011 is also a special year for the city of Fort Lauderdale, marking its 100th birthday. As a part of the city’s centennial celebration, Broward General Medical Center will present the parents of all newborns in 2011 with a Centennial Celebration onesie.

“To initiate our youngest babies with a foundation of Fort Lauderdale history will create a legacy that they will carry forever,” said James Thaw, CEO of Broward General Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world-class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit

Baby Kyle with proud parents Juan Carlos Gomez and Karen Rivera.