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.
For information about HSHS Holy Family Hospital, visit Holy Family’s web site at www.hshsholyfamily.org. HSHS Holy Family Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.