Recently opened Holy Cross Germantown Hospital has announced the birth of the first baby to be born on the hospital.
The baby boy, Maxim Gabriel Velencia, was born at 4:30 am on Sunday, Oct. 5 weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces. The baby was born to Gaithersburg residents Cemile and Byron Velencia and had two older siblings, a brother Aiden, 7, and a sister Mila, 5.
The baby was delivered by Dr. Leslie Masiky, MD of Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The hospital, which opened Oct. 1, also performed its first surgical procedure. The first surgical patient was James Sweet, who was a patient of Dr. Douglas Murphy.
Caption: The first birth at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. Left to right are: Drs. Eric Ashkin and Leslie Masiky of Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology. (Dr. Masiky delivered the baby.) Dr. Ryan Barton, anesthesiologist, seated are mom, Cemile Velencia with baby Maxim, and the dad Byron Velencia, andDoug Ryder, President of Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.