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Palm Beach County hospitals welcome first babies of 2021

Mason Ackerman born at midnight at West Boca Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center 1st baby of 2021
Posted at 2:58 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 17:09:03-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — It's a new year, and hospitals across Palm Beach County welcomed their first bundles of joy of 2021.

Hospital Public Relations manager Ryan Lieber said the first baby born in Palm Beach County was Mason Ackerman at West Boca Medical Center.

Mason came into the world at midnight, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces. The baby is the first child for Brandon and Lee Ackerman of Boynton Beach.

Mason Ackerman
Brandon and Lee Ackerman of Boynton Beach hold their new son, Mason, on Jan. 1, 2021.

The first baby of the new year born at St. Mary's Medical Center was Daphne Nicole Aguilar-Jiminez, weighing 5 pounds 15 ounces. Daphne was born at 12:24 a.m.

This is also the first child for Salvador Aguilar and Glendi Jiminez-Morales of West Palm Beach.

St. Mary's Medical Center First Baby 2021
Salvador Aguilar and Glendi Jiminez-Morales welcomed Daphne Nicole Aguilar-Jiminez into the world on Jan. 1, 2021.

Lieber said the first child of 2021 born at Good Samaritan Medical Center was Caiden Clifford Seals weighing 8 pounds 1 ounce.

Caiden was born at 8:39 a.m. to his parents Glen and Amy Seals of Royal Palm Beach. This is their second child.


The first baby of the year born at Wellington Regional Medical Center was Aviyah Scarbrough, according to the hospital's director of marketing Allen Poston.

Weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces, Aviyah was born at 1:20 a.m. to Raquel Wellington, her first child.

Wellington Regional Medical Center First Baby of 2021
Aviyah Scarbrough was the first baby born in 2021 at Wellington Regional Medical Center, in Wellington, Fla.