Eisenhower Family Birth Center Welcomes First Leap Baby

RANCHO MIRAGE —Today, the Eisenhower Family Birth Center welcomed its first ‘leapling’ or ‘leaper’ — otherwise known as a Leap Baby.

After arriving at the Birth Center on Wednesday evening, parents Naomie and Dr. Kevin Wong welcomed son Noah at 9:12 a.m. today.

Baby Noah and mom are doing just fine, according to a news release from the hospital.

According to the Social Security Administration, the chances of being born on Feb. 29 are one in 1,461, which equates to roughly five million people worldwide.

Since its opening in 2021, the Eisenhower Family Birth Center has delivered more than 3,000 babies and is “proud” to have delivered its first Leap Baby, according to the release.

Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 437-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. Eisenhower is renowned for its Centers of Excellence in Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience and Oncology. Situated on 106 acres in Rancho Mirage, and with outpatient clinics across the valley, Eisenhower Health has provided a full range of quality medical and educational services for more than 50 years for residents and visitors to the greater Coachella Valley.

Eisenhower has twice earned ANCC Magnet Recognition® for professionalism in nursing and excellence in patient care. The first accredited teaching hospital in the valley, Eisenhower trains physician residents in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and offers several fellowships. For more information, visit EisenhowerHealth.org or follow Eisenhower Health on social media.


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  • Baby Noah: Eisenhower Health