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McLaren Bay Region’s First Baby of the Year Born on New Year’s Day

Published on Tuesday, January 05, 2016

McLaren Bay Region’s First Baby of 2016 arrived on New Year’s Day at 2:42 p.m. The baby girl’s name is Nevaeh (“Heaven” spelled backwards) Espinoza, born to parents Vanessa Espinoza and Brian Prall, both of Bay City. Nevaeh was 6 lbs., 11 oz. and 17 ¾” long.

The family received the following gift package from the hospital and community supporters:

  • Bradford Studio Photo Package
  • Stockpot restaurant limo ride home from the hospital and a catered meal
  • Blanket and bib from the Marketing and Public Relations Dept. at McLaren Bay Region

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at