HVHC Baby Gets Veteran's Day Gift from Girl Scouts

Nov 12, 2013

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Girl scouts visiting a patient

Baby Josephine Eure of Cortlandt Manor got an unexpected gift from the West Lakeland Girl Scout Troop 2478 on Veteran’s Day.

For the past five years, the troop has given a special gift to the first baby girl born on Oct. 31, the birthday of celebrated Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low, who was born in 1860. This year, however, HVHC’s Halloween baby was late so the troop decided to present the basket on Veteran’s Day instead.

"It is just as fitting since as Girl Scouts we support those in uniform who serve our country," said Troop Leader Donna Reilly.

The change was just fine with 6 lbs. 10 oz. Josephine and her parents, Jodi Ann and Marcus Eure of Cortlandt Manor, who received a huge basket of baby supplies and other surprises from the troop. Josephine, born on November 10, is the couple’s first child. Since the nursery color scheme is orange, the bright orange blanket and black cat pillow make a perfect gift, said Jodi Ann.

Troop leader Reilly said that the girls – students at Copper Beech Middle School – always get a kick out of choosing the items for the basket and presenting it. And it’s a great way of recruiting new Girl Scouts.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit hvhc.npgdev.com.