First Baby of the Year Contest at VMH

In honor of VMH’s First Baby of the Year Contest, several OB Nurses are pictured with a group of their own children. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital physicians and staff will be awaiting the arrival of the first baby born at the hospital in the New Year. This fortunate child and his or her family will receive a large number of beautiful gifts compliments of area merchants.

The first baby of the year will receive the following in cash and prizes:
• $100.00 Cash from Dr. Bruce Carlson, Lansing Dental Clinic
• A Free Night’s Stay in a Whirlpool Suite from the Stoney Creek Inn
• Gift Basket from Mayo Clinic Health System-Waukon
• Free Pedicure from the Hair, Body and Mind Salon and Day Spa
• Free Year of Baby Photos (five sessions) from Cote’Color Photography, Katie Hennessy
• $10 Gift Certificate from the Village Farm and Home, Waukon
• Free Breakfast for Mom and Dad from Jet’s Meats and Cafe
• Tastefully Simple Gift Basket from consultant Jan Baumler
• Gift Basket from Sycamore Floral
• Sterling Silver Mother/Child Pendant on 18” chain from Elliott Jewelers
• $10 Gift Certificate from Milty’s Restaurant, Lansing
• $25 Gift Certificate from the Waukon Greenhouse
• $15 Gift Certificate from the Waukon City Club
• Mug and Gift Bag from Waukon Dental
• 10 Free Color Copies from JaDecc’s
• 10 Punch Pass from the Waukon Wellness Center
• One Large Specialty Pizza from Casey’s, Postville
• Handmade Baby Afghan from the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital
• Mary Kay Hand Cream from Debbie McGeough, Mary Kay Consultant
• One-Year Subscription to the Standard from The Standard/News Publishing
• A Chop and Prep from Tupperware Consultant Linda Manning
• A Ceramic Kids Mug from Allamakee Wood Fired Pottery
• Diapers, Wipes and Laundry Basket from Veterans Memorial Hospital.

The family who has the first baby of the New Year, 2017, at Veterans Memorial Hospital will receive these generous gifts donated by the area merchants listed above. There are no other stipulations or guidelines other than the baby must be born at VMH after 12:00 a.m. January 1, 2017. The first baby and family will be awarded these gifts and certificates for these gifts prior to leaving the hospital following delivery.

All other babies born at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the year 2017 will also receive a Baby Coupon Book coordinated by the hospital through coupon donations from over 50 area businesses in Harpers Ferry, Lansing, New Albin, McGregor, Monona, Postville, and Waukon. The hospital coordinates this in an effort to assure all babies born at the hospital are treated extra special. For more information, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.