First baby of 2018 arrives at UM SMC at Easton


A Salisbury couple welcomed the first baby born at the University of Maryland Medical Center at Easton in 2018. Zachary Thomas Trice entered the world just seven hours and forty-seven minutes into the New Year on January 1, four days before he was scheduled to be delivered by cesarean section.  Zachary is the son of Andy and Marta Trice of Salisbury and weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long when born.

Zachary is the fourth baby for the Trices. Three of their four children have been born at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Anxiously awaiting their baby brother’s homecoming are older siblings Olivia, 7, Max, 4, and Natalie, 2.

Part of the homecoming fun will be digging into the gift basket UM Shore Regional Health awards to the first baby every January. The basket contains savings bonds from Shore United Bank and 1880 Bank, diapers, assorted baby clothing and blankets, books, a stuffed toy and personal care items.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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