Rome Memorial Hospital welcomes pair of New Year’s babies

Published Jan 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

The doctors, nurses and staff of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Maternity Department rang in the new year by delivering two new Oneida County citizens on New Year’s Day.

Greyson Loomis was born at 4:23 a.m., son of Ronald and Renee Loomis of Camden.

“Being the first baby of the new year in Rome must have been little Greyson’s goal, because he surprised his parents by arriving about six weeks early,” the hospital noted.

Babies born at Rome Memorial Hospital prior to 35 weeks gestation are automatically transferred to a neonatal care center to have access to the specialized facilities and care they may need due to their premature birth.

“Greyson was transferred to such a facility where he is doing well and his parents hope that they will be bringing him home to meet his big brother and sister, Brayden, 8, and Addison, 5, in about a week,” the hospital also noted.

Harper Grace Harrer was the second baby born at Rome Memorial Hospital this year, arriving at 9:12 p.m. Monday, the hospital announced.

Harper is the daughter of Brian and Alison Harrer of Rome and little sister to 3-year-old Emma, the hospital announcement added.

The Maternity Department at Rome Memorial Hospital is a busy place all year long, hospital officials added. In 2017, the department welcomed 560 babies into the world.