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HSHS Holy Family Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2019

(GREENVILLE, IL) – HSHS Holy Family Hospital has welcomed the first baby born in 2019 – E'zra Ezeqiel Makii Monroe was the hospital’s “New Year’s Baby.” Proud parents, Tyresha Pope and Kenny Monroe of Greenville, welcomed their son into the world at 9:42 a.m. on January 7, making him the first baby delivered at Holy Family Hospital in 2019. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Baby E’zra was also welcomed by his siblings, E'zamih and E'mika.
Many local businesses joined the fun of watching and waiting for the first Greenville baby of 2019. Greenville shops, media outlets and individuals banded together to donate special gifts to the baby including gift certificates, personalized presents, necessities and more. All gifts were made possible by the generosity of local businesses.
A sincere “thank you” to all the generous local businesses that contributed donations and services to Baby E’zra, including:
  • Bond County Health Dept/Healthy Families America: Gift Bag
  • Bradford National Bank: Piggy Bank and Gift Card
  • Buchheit of Greenville: Gift Certificate
  • Capri IGA:  Gift Certificate
  • Dairy Queen: Complimentary Ice Cream Cake
    First Christian Church: Children’s Bible
  • First National Bank: Piggy Bank
  • Kahuna’s Burgers-N-More: Gift Certificate
  • Poppy's Inc. dba Widmer Floral & Greenhouse: Teddy Bear and Flameless Candle
  • Sew Unique: Photo Frame
  • True Value: Complimentary Gallon of Paint
  • Watson’s Drug Store: Boy Gift Bag
  • The Zone: 3 month gym membership
The nurses in the Women and Infants Center at Holy Family also donated a gift bag of baby items to the family.
Photo: HSHS Holy Family Hospital welcomed the New Year’s Baby of 2019. Proud father, Kenny Monroe, sits next to proud mother, Tyresha Pope, who is holding Baby E’zra Ezeqiel Makii Monroe. Pictured standing left to right is Holy Family Hospital colleagues Samantha Osborne, RN, Becky Harris, RN, Shannon Tesio, director of finance, and Carol Dodson, chief nursing officer.

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