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Columbia couple welcome first baby born in county in 2013

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.

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