Gillian and Jimmy Jimenez of Columbia

Jimmy and Gillian Jimenez of Columbia are the proud parents of the first baby born at Howard County General Hospital in 2013. (Provided by Howard County General Hospital)

Elijah Asher Jimenez became the first baby born at Howard County General Hospital in 2013, the hospital announced Wednesday in a news release.

Seven-pound, 2-ounce Elijah was welcomed into the world by Columbia residents Gillian and Jimmy Jimenez at 7:36 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

According to the release, Elijah is one of the approximately 90,500 babies born in the hospital since it opened in 1973.


Sign up to receive our free daily email newsletter: Columbia Today