GBMC Welcomed First Baby of 2014 Seven Minutes After Midnight

Just seven minutes after the clock struck midnight (12:07 AM) on New Year’s Day, Mr. & Mrs. David and Dolly Branton welcomed their baby girl, Brooklyn Jane, into the world at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). 

The new addition to the Branton family is believed to be the region’s first baby of 2014 possibly making it the fourth time in the past 11 years that GBMC has recorded the Baltimore region’s first baby of the new year (2010, 2007 and 2004).

Brooklyn Jane is the third child for the Branton’s, Hanover, Md. residents. She weighed in at five pounds and 13 oz. and 18 in. long."I'm so excited," Dolly said. "I never thought that Brooklyn would be born on New Year's Day. God knows what he is doing."

Dolly added that her due date was initially slated for Jan. 29th. She started going into labor following an early morning appointment on New Year’s Eve with Victor A. Khouzami, M.D., chairman of Obstetrics at GBMC. According to Dolly, Khouzami also delivered her brother and sisters, a set of triplets, more than 20 years ago at GBMC.

Dolly said that both she and Brooklyn are in good health.

Averaging approximately 4,000 baby deliveries annually, GBMC is consistently ranked among the busiest hospitals in Maryland for births.


Related Web-Sites:
Labor & Delivery at GBMChttp://www.gbmc.org/laboranddelivery

GBMC Department of Obstetrics

GBMC HealthCare includes Greater Baltimore Medical Center, a 255-inpatient bed acute care not-for-profit hospital which opened in 1965; Greater Baltimore Medical Associates, a group of more than 40 multi-specialty physician practices on the hospital’s Towson campus and in off-campus locations across the region; Greater Baltimore Health Alliance, a network of employed and community-based clinician partners working collaboratively to provide better health and better care at a lower cost, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Maryland’s largest hospice organization offering in-home care, a 34-bed inpatient center on the GBMC Towson campus and a 10-bed inpatient center in Howard County; and the GBMC Foundation, which raises funds to support the organization’s mission. For more information, visit



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