Texas Health Plano Welcomes First Baby of 2013

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano welcomed Emma Kalka as its first baby born in 2013. Veronica Kalka gave birth to Emma at 10:55 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Veronica and Emma Kalka 

Veronica and Emma Kalka

“I kept saying I wanted to avoid New Year’s Day as much as I could, but it’s not up to us when the baby is born,” said the Coppell mom of three. “The nurses really made it fun by making it a race with another mom in labor.”

When it comes to having babies in Collin County, Texas Health Plano offers everything from assisted reproductive technologies to help women get pregnant to high-risk pregnancies and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and everything in between.

The hospital also offers a wide array of classes to help prepare parents for the birth and support groups to help new moms once the baby is here.

For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/PlanoWomen.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.