NorthShore University HealthSystem is thrilled to announce the birth of the first baby of the New Year at Evanston Hospital. Born at 2:10 A.M. on January 1, 2009 was Rita Sheba. Rita weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces. She was born to the proud parents Mazin and Lojana Sheba of Skokie. Rita is welcomed by her 5 year-old brother.

            The staff of Evanston Hospital’s Labor and Delivery department presented Rita’s family with a gift basket that included a baby memory booklet, a big white teddy bear, and a pink shirt saying, “I was born at Evanston Hospital.”