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Meet St. Catherine’s Valentine’s Day Baby

February 14th, 2017


February 14th, better known as Valentine’s Day, is the national day of proclaiming love, and what better way for a child to proclaim love to parents, than by entering the world to say, “hello, nice to meet you.”


For parents, Daniel and Lauren Kant, Valentine’s Day will always be remembered with even more cheer and celebration because at 9:18 AM on February 14, 2017, they became proud parents to Nora Grace.


Baby Girl Nora Grace, weighing 7 lbs., was ready to join the celebration with a Valentine’s Day message and donning a special handmade hat in support of National Heart Health Month, made by the Ladies of Good Shepherd Friendship Garden, Church of Good Shepherd in Holbrook, NY. At just eight hours old, Baby Nora Grace was ready to help raise awareness about heart health in her community.


February is National Heart Health Month—a time to remember that good health, takes heart and education. St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is committed to educating the community about heart health during the month of February and throughout the year.

“Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, and Stroke is No 5. By following simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke,” stated St. Catherine’s Stroke Coordinator Catherine Videtto.

Videtto implores all community members to be aware of stroke warning signs and symptoms by learning the BE FAST model. B= loss of balance or coordination, inability to walk, dizziness; E= eyes, loss of vision, blurry vision; FACE= Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop; ARMS= Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward; SPEECH= Is the person unable to speak or has slurred speech; TIME= Terrible headache with no known cause; TIME TO CALL 9-1-1 even if symptoms go away. Check time that patient was last known well, and report to 9-1-1 staff.

St. Catherine of Siena is proud to be the recipient of the 2016 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus & Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and awarded the “Certificate of Distinction” for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center in 2017. St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the US, for attaining and sustaining excellence for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Pneumonia, Surgical Care and Perinatal Services.