Born weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces, Maxine Yang Wang, was the first Chinese Lunar New Year Baby born at Beverly Hospital in Montebello, California. Born to Yan Liu and Si Yuan Wang, Maxine is the second baby of this family born at Beverly Hospital, with her older brother being born here two years ago. The Wang family is among the first to occupy one of the brand new 18- bed Hensel Maternity suites. Prior to renovation, the maternity wing had 40 beds in semiprivate rooms which have now been transformed to18 spacious, private suites for a more comfortable and family-centered experience. Each of the suites has its own private bathroom, shower, and includes a comfortable, fully reclining chair.
Baby Maxine is healthy and will soon go home, but if she had required any special attention, Beverly Hospital would have been ready with a higher level of care. Among the various high-quality improvements, the hospital also recently opened a 10-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). More than $1 million in advanced equipment and technology has been installed, including high-tech monitors designed for the unique needs of tiny babies, ventilators, incubators and other specialized devices. This is in addition to being one of the few hospitals in the area which offers a private suite to every single mom delivering in its maternity wing.