Kern County’s first baby of 2019 born at Mercy Hospital Southwest


Mercy Hospital Southwest welcomed the first baby of the new year.

Josias Hernandez was born at 12:02 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2019 to parents Fabiola and Oscar Hernandez.

Baby Josias weighed in at just 3 pounds and 14 ounces. The baby is currently in the intensive care unit because of his size, but is said to be healthy and doing great.

The Hernandez family is from Bakersfield and Josias is their second child.

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