Press Release - Scripps and greet new year's babies with gifts

First Babies of the Year to be Welcomed with Plentiful Gift Baskets

SAN DIEGO, CA, December 29, 2015—Just days from now, at Scripps hospitals in San Diego County, the very first babies of the year will be celebrated and honored with a special gift basket provided by and Scripps.

The first baby born after 12:00am on January 1st, 2016 will receive a specially designed gift basket, including flowers, balloons, bath time items, diapers and a special commemorative card for the baby and new parents from Scripps and

“Throughout the year, friends and family send hundreds of newborn gifts to parents at Scripps hospitals through We’re thrilled to share in this exciting New Year’s tradition with Scripps,” said Jim Thomas, President of HealthyCommerce, Inc. According to Scripps, in 2014, 4112 babies were born at Scripps Mercy’s San Diego and Chula Vista campuses hospital,—about 10% of the total projected number of babies to be born in San Diego County in 2016.

Scripps hospitals participating in the first babies’ welcome baskets include Scripps Mercy’s San Diego and Chula Vista campuses; Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla; and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, the first hospital in San Diego County to receive the designation of Baby-Friendly by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund

Scripps hired HGS in 2011 to operate and maintain their online gift shops, using HGS proprietary systems as an extension of their traditional, on-site hospital gift shop. Commerce, Inc. is a San Diego, California based company with a mission to assist in improving the patient outcomes and satisfaction by connecting them to their loved ones and the products they need for comfortable recovery. provides an easy, three-step process for sending personalized flowers, gifts and care items to patients in over 8,000 hospitals across the United States and Canada. The gifts and products in our store have been specially selected to address all hospital stays, from the birth of a baby to the treatment of an illness.

For further information, please write us at or call, toll-free 858-395-4546.

Jim Thomas, President
320 South Cedros, Suite 300
Solana Beach, California 92075
Phone: 877-887-3200
Outside U.S.: 858-395-4546
Fax: 760-454-2414