Published on January 01, 2020

Community Hospital’s first baby of 2020 arrives ahead of schedule

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 595-0422


MONTEREY, Calif. — Henry Liam Mullis was an early new year’s present for his parents, Nathalie and Randy, arriving three weeks ahead of his due date and in time to be the first baby born in 2020 at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Henry arrived at 6:38 a.m., weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces. He met his two sisters, Melanie, 6, and Amelia, 4, via Facetime from the family’s home in Seaside. Nathalie says the girls broke into tears of excitement during the call.

Randy, a member of the Air Force, studies Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. They expect to return home to Florida and their extended family later this year.

About 1,100 babies are born each year in Community Hospital’s Family Birth Center, which has 13 private rooms for labor, delivery, and recovery, as well as a neonatal intensive care unit.



Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. Find more information at