First Baby Born in Madison County 2022

Kevin ProsserNews, Press Release

Congrats Catherine, Jesse, and baby Josephine!

Congratulations to Catherine and Jesse, from Canastota, on their beautiful baby girl, Josephine Michelle Polisse – the first baby of the New Year born in Madison County. She made her debut on the 1st of January at 3:00 am at Oneida Health’s Lullaby Center. Baby Josephine weighed a healthy 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. As part of an annual tradition, the parents of the first baby of the New Year at Oneida Health Hospital receive a small gift from the Oneida Health Auxiliary to help with newborn essentials. The Oneida Health Medical Staff and employees wish Catherine, Jesse, and baby Josephine a happy and healthy 2022!

About Oneida Health

Oneida Health serves an area comprised of approximately 29 communities in Madison and western Oneida counties with a population of approximately 100,000. Operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc, a New York State not-for-profit corporation, the organization includes a 101-bed acute care hospital, emergency department, state of the art surgery center, 160-bed extended-care and short-term rehab facility, primary care offices, internal medicine, comprehensive lab services, home medical equipment, comprehensive imaging services, outpatient therapy, and care specialties in: oncology, cardiology, neurology, podiatry, vascular, sleep, OB/GYN, orthopedics, wound care, GI, pulmonary, and ENT. To learn more about Oneida Health, visit

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