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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Behind the Scenes: Ruby Ganga, Birth Certificate Registrar, West Boca Medical Center

A birth certificate is one of the most important documents in a person’s life, but have you ever wondered who makes sure every baby receives theirs? Ruby Ganga is West Boca Medical Center’s birth certificate registrar and is responsible for collecting newborns’ information in a timely manner in order to get their birth certificates and social security cards.
 
Originally from Trinidad, Ganga came to West Boca Medical Center in 2006 and trained with the former birth certificate registrar before taking over beginning in 2007. On an average day, Ganga typically sees between 3-6 newborns and their parents. It is Ganga’s role to assist parents to fill out their baby’s information to the best of their ability. However, this is easier said than done.
 
When it comes to baby names, Ganga has seen them all, from the conventional to the bizarre. However, through getting to know the parents, Ganga has been able to come across numerous cultures that she would normally not know about.
 
Along with sending out the completed information for birth certificates, Ganga is also responsible for newborns’ social security cards. Birth certificates and social security cards normally arrive in the mail soon after Ganga sends the forms to the state health department.
 
In her five years as birth certificate registrar, Ganga is extremely pleased to help new parents with such an important document in their baby’s lives. She especially loves when past patients see her outside the hospital and remember Ganga as an integral part of their birth experience at West Boca Medical Center.
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