Welcome, baby Zayden! Brooklyn hospital welcomes baby born at midnight

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Mother Stephanie Diaz holding her newborn Zayden Noel at Coney Island Hospital. (NYC Health + Hospitals)

Mother Stephanie Diaz holding her newborn Zayden Noel at Coney Island Hospital. (NYC Health + Hospitals)

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn – Welcome to the world, baby Zayden.

New York City’s Public Health System welcomed its first baby of 2016 at exactly midnight at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn.

Mother Stephanie Diaz gave birth to Zayden Noel – the second child she’s had at the hospital. Weighing 7 pounds 1 ounce, the baby and his mother are doing well, the hospital said in a news release.

It seems Zayden tied with a baby born at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Katz Women’s Hospital for the title of first baby of 2016.

“Coney Island Hospital is thrilled to have the first NYC Health + Hospitals baby born in 2016,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Hospital Executive Director Robert Hughes. “We are elated to be part of such a special moment for this family.”

The hospital had the first baby in the public health system last year when baby Maxim was born to Olena and Vasyl Olenyukh of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx welcomed another baby shortly after midnight. Mother Rosana Alvarez gave birth to a baby girl at 12:22 a.m.