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Novant Health UVA Health System welcomes first babies of 2019

MANASSAS, Va., January 9, 2019 – Culpeper Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Centers, both Novant Health UVA Health System facility, welcomed the new year with the announcement of the first babies of 2019.


Haymarket Medical Center welcomed baby boy Lucas Joseph Puzder as hospital system’s the first baby born in 2019.

Baby's full name: Lucas Joseph Pudzer
Time of birth: January 1, 2019 at 3:03am
Baby's weight: 8lbs 2oz
Sex of baby: Male
Mother: Lauren Pudzer
Delivering physicians: Dr. Stephanie Spytek, MD, MGH

Lucas has a big sister, two-year-old Haley. The family lives in Bristow, Virginia.

Later in the evening on January 1, baby girl Makenzie Leilani Bravo-Lopez was the first baby born in 2019 to Culpeper Medical Center. She was made her debut at the Family Birth Center at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center.

Baby's full name: Makenzie Leilani Bravo-Lopez
Time of birth: January 1, 2019 at 8:47pm
Baby's weight and length: 7lbs 1oz, 20.5 inches
Sex of baby: Female
Mother: Maritza Bravo-Lopez
Delivering physicians: Dr. Ealena Callender, OB, and Dr. Adam Johnson, Pediatrics

Makenzie has one sibling, a one-year-old brother. The family resides in Culpeper, Virginia.

Congratulations to all involved!

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019