St. Anthony Community Hospital’s first baby of 2011 arrives January 1 in the hospital’s Kennedy Birthing Center

WARWICK, NY – He came into the world at 7:20 p.m. on January 1 thus earning the honor of being the first baby born at St. Anthony Community Hospital in 2011.

Oliver John Mabee, born to Warwick residents Heather De Vries, and Shawn Mabee weighed five pounds and six ounces.

Obstetrician during the delivery was Dr. Sally M. Levine of Community OB/GYN in Warwick, NY assisted by Nurse Eileen Delaney, RN.

The National award winning Kennedy Birthing Center is a state-of-the-art maternity unit, providing many innovative options and amenities. Approximately 600 babies are born each year at the facility, which combines modern technology with a comfortable, family oriented atmosphere. With beautifully decorated, single birthing suites, the Kennedy Birthing Center was built to cater to family needs, providing homelike surroundings for a more natural labor, delivery and recovery, all in one location, during a complication-free birth process. The Center also provides a C-Section Suite, a large, cheerful nursery and several gynecological rooms.

St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of Bon Secours Charity Health System, is a non-profit hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological acute care services to residents of southern Orange County, New York and Sussex County, New Jersey. The hospital provides comprehensive care with an emphasis on family education.  Maternity and newborn care classes on subjects such as Lamaze, parenting, infant and child safety, CPR and breastfeeding are taught by expert, certified instructors to help families prepare for pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby. St. Anthony’s offers a physician referral service and a Maternity Consultant is available at: 845-987-5300.

For more information, visit the hospital’s web site at 

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open-heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit 

From left, grandmother Mennie De Vries, her daughter Heather holding newborn Oliver John Mabee, the first baby born at St. Anthony Community Hospital in 2011, and his father Shawn Mabee.

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