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Riverside Health System welcomes first baby of 2021

Jiraiya Harris is the first baby of 2021 for Riverside Health System. (Photo courtesy Riverside Health System0

New Year’s Day wasn’t just a happy new year for Jiraiya Harris, it was also happy birthday.

Jiraiya – 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long – became the first baby born at a Riverside Health System hospital in 2021. She was welcomed into the world at 5:26 a.m. by parents Janisha Bartlett and Derrick Harris, Jr. at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

Riverside’s labor and delivery units are located at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News and Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital on the Eastern Shore. For more information about Riverside, visit

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