December 02, 2021
Doctors and nurses at HCA Florida University Hospital worked double duty Monday night to deliver the facility’s first set of twins. Shawn and Shaquille Andrew were born at 6:52 p.m. on November 29 and weighed 6 pounds and 5 pounds, 14 ounces, respectively. The twin boys, both healthy, were delivered via cesarean section at 35.4 weeks.
“It’s an exciting milestone for us, considering we opened two weeks ago,” said labor and delivery manager Clanda Shulman. “We have nine labor and delivery suites and two c-section surgical rooms, and all of them have the capacity to handle multiples up to three, so our team was ready to welcome these beautiful boys into the world.”
Shawn and Shaquille are the hospital’s first set of twins, however the team of top-level obstetrics and gynecology physicians and nurses have delivered hundreds of sets of multiples in their careers.
“Anytime we deliver multiples, there’s team excitement, so there was extra excitement with our first set of multiples at our new hospital,” said Dr. Jay Cohen. “The boys are healthy and are recovering with mom and dad.”
Born to Fitzroy and Shana Andrew of Sunrise, the twins have two older brothers at home, Shane, 12, and Shamer, 7.
“They were early, I was scheduled for December 8, but they came on November 29,” said Shana Andrew. “The twins were a surprise and are the only set of twins in our family. We’ve been married for 15 years and our wedding anniversary, my birthday and now the twins’ birthday are all in November.”
In the first two weeks of operation, HCA Florida University Hospital has delivered more than 70 babies.
HCA Florida University Hospital is a 330,000-square-foot facility located adjacent to the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie. The multi-specialty hospital is equipped with the latest in medical technology. It offers comprehensive health care services, including 24/7 emergency care, maternity services with a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and a full range of robotic and minimally invasive surgical services. With more than 600 expert physicians on staff, HCA Florida University Hospital has 165 beds and can expand another 435 beds based on community need.
HCA Florida University Hospital is one of the largest investments in HCA Healthcare’s history and a project 10 years in the making.