January 02, 2018

Left to right; Claire Crawford, RN, Aaron Nowak, Danielle Nowak holding Joyce Nowak, and Sam Ballew, RN.

Jan. 2, 2018 Houston, Texas – Conroe Regional Medical Center welcomed first New Year’s baby Joyce Louise Nowak into the world at 1:00 pm on Jan. 1, 2018. Joyce, the daughter of Danielle and Aaron Nowak, was the first delivery of two babies whose mothers were in labor at the time.

Obstetrician Dr. Farley Sejour delivered the healthy baby girl. Joyce was 19 and 1/ inches and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.  Conroe Regional Medical Center nurses Samantha Ballew and Claire Crawford presented Danielle and Aaron and baby Joyce with a gift basket.

“We are so excited to welcome Joyce into our family,” said Danielle Nowak. “She resembles her paternal grandmother who shared the same birthday.”

 “All deliveries are exciting, but there’s something extraordinary about New Year’s Eve,” said Matt Davis, chief executive officer. ”There’s a special energy in the hospital, and we all look forward to seeing who is going to be the first to ring in the New Year!”

About Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour designated Level II Trauma Center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s center, daVinci robotic surgery, neurosciences, pediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, sleep center, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services, wound care facility and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Quality Measures Award 2011-2014, Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Award, Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award, full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, Texas Ten Step Designation, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go to

About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas.  Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include:  17 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150- mile radius.  For more information, visit