(L-R) Christopher Bautista, father, Christopher Adrian Bautista, newborn baby, BishopMarc Trudeau, Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, San Pedro Pastoral Region.

St. Mary Medical Center welcomed Bishop Marc Trudeau, the newly ordained Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, San Pedro Pastoral Region, appointed by Pope Francis. A celebratory Mass was held for staff and visitors in the Hospital’s chapel.

Bishop Trudeau toured the health care facility and one fortunate family received two blessings on August 14, 2018. First the gift of life in welcoming their healthy newborn son, Christopher Adrian Bautista, followed by a blessing from Bishop Trudeau.

“May he grow in Your sight to be a man who shares Your love with others,” prayed Bishop Trudeau. Grateful parents, Vanessa Corona and Chris Bautista, of Paramount, were honored to have Bishop Trudeau at St. Mary the morning of their son’s birth.

St. Mary Medical Center was founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Congregation. It is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California. 

The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity, and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP Center of Excellence by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. St. Mary is recognized by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. The hospital shares a legacy of human kindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.

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