USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed its first Trojan baby, Nolan Louis Willenborg, on July 16 at 8:17 a.m.
Born to Altadena residents Doris Trujillo, 35, and Jeremy Willenborg, 36, baby Nolan weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and measured 21 inches long. The baby is the couple’s second son, joining older brother Henrich Francisco Willenborg, 5.
Trujillo and Willenborg said they had a wonderful experience at USC Verdugo Hills, and were excited to learn that their baby boy was the first baby born at the newly named hospital, which on July 16 announced its partnership with the University of Southern California (USC).
“It was an amazing experience; the nurses and staff really made us feel welcomed right away,” said Trujillo. “Even though I was very nervous they made me feel secure.”
Trujillo was also very pleased with her obstetrician Janet Schori, MD.
“Dr. Schori is awesome,” she said. “I had a difficult pregnancy with my first child and she made me feel comfortable and was very informative. Now, to [reach] 39 weeks with this baby was amazing.”
Schori, who has been on staff at the hospital since 1990, says USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is a special place.
“It is a community hospital that is friendlier than some of our larger neighbors,” she said. “The nursing staff is like family here and the camaraderie is special. You just don’t get that at other hospitals.”