St. Anthony Community Hospital’s First Baby of 2017 Arrives January 1 in the Hospital’s Kennedy Birthing Center

WARWICK – (Jan. 1) He came into the world at 3:20 a.m. on New Year’s Day thus earning the honor of being the first baby born this year at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and perhaps all of Orange County.

Martin King Charles Paul Jr., born to India and Martin Paul of Chester, weighed seven pounds three ounces and measured 22 inches long.

Martin also has two sisters, Angel, 7, and Asia, 3.

Obstetrician James K. Brockunier, M.D., was the attending physician assisted by nurses Raphaella Zappula, RN, Denise Kleinman, RN and Jo Ellen Leeper, RN.  

“I love the doctors and the nurses here,” said India Paul. “And this facility is beautiful.”

The National award winning Kennedy Birthing Center is a state-of-the-art maternity unit, providing many innovative options and amenities.

With its beautifully decorated, single birthing suites, the Kennedy Birthing Center was built to cater to family needs, providing homelike surroundings for a more natural labor, delivery and recovery, all in one location, during a complication-free birth process. The Center also provides a C-Section Suite, a large, cheerful nursery and several gynecological rooms.

About St. Anthony Community Hospital, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network

For over 75 years, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York, has been serving the residents of Orange County, New York and New Jersey’s Sussex and Passaic Counties with outstanding and compassionate care.  The 60-bed hospital has been a primary resource for emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute care services.  Also on campus is the Mount Alverno Center, a state-approved adult home with an assisted living program serving 85 residents, and Schervier Pavilion a 120-bed, skilled nursing facility dedicated to the highest standard of healthcare excellence. For more information about St. Anthony Community Hospital, Mount Alverno Center and Schervier Pavilion, visit or follow the facilities at or

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,500-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, NY, spanning seven hospitals and several campuses and locations in the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 10,000 people, with nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals and numerous health-related centers, programs and services, today WMCHealth is the leading and pre-eminent provider of integrated health in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit



1.    Martin and India Paul with their newborn son Martin King Charles Paul Jr.

2.    Martin and India Paul with their daughters Angel, 7, and Asia, 3, and their newborn son Martin King Charles Paul Jr.

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