Baby Girl, Amara, First Born in 2020 at Saratoga Hospital

January 3, 2020

Baby Girl, Amara, First Born in 2020 at Saratoga Hospital 

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 3, 2020 - Cassy Guilder and Randy DeCook of Johnsburg, NY, welcomed their first child, Amara Rose DeCook, on the first day of the new year, the first baby born in 2020 at Saratoga Hospital. 

Amara – 5 pounds, 5.8 ounces and 18 inches long – arrived at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1. She was delivered by Dr. Amy Knoeller, who also delivered Amara’s uncles 11 years ago, the Grant twins, who are Guilder’s brothers. 
Congratulations to the new parents, grandmothers Debbie Grant and Nikki Mondat, and to the entire family. 


About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. Through its affiliation with Columbia Memorial Health and Albany Med, Saratoga Hospital is part of the largest locally governed health system in the region. For more information: or

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Peter Hopper     
Director, Marketing and Communications     

03 Jan 2020