January 1, 2023 – A warm Memorial Healthcare System welcome to babies Talia and Liam, the first children born at its hospitals in 2023.

Talia was born at Memorial Regional Hospital at 12:34 a.m. to Sharon Cohen and Adam Noah. She weighed 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces and measured 20.67 inches.

Liam, born at 3:05 a.m. at Memorial Hospital West, is the son of Shiraz Sanker and Alexander Poliakov. He weighed 7 pounds, 3.5 ounces and was 18.9 inches long.

Our heartiest congratulations to the families of both kids. We are honored to have rung in the new year with you and to have helped bring your babies into the world.

Memorial Healthcare System annually delivers more than 50% of all babies born in Broward County at its family birthplaces.


Memorial Healthcare System (www.mhs.net), a South Florida-based academic medical center, is a national leader in quality care and patient, physician, and employee satisfaction. It is highly regarded for a patient and family-centered approach that prioritizes multi-disciplinary collaboration, research, innovation, and transparency.

 Memorial is committed to healing the body, mind, and spirit of those it cares for at six hospitals (including Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital), numerous primary, urgent, and 24/7 care facilities, a health specialty center, and nursing home.