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New York Hospital Queens Welcomes Its First "Year of the Tiger" Baby


Cynthia Bacon (718) 670-2515

Flushing, New York, February 14, 2010-- New York Hospital Queens celebrated the start of the Year of the Tiger early this morning with the birth of a healthy baby boy born to the Wang Family of Elmhurst, Queens. This is their third child. The Wang baby entered the world at 4:38 a.m., delivered by Weimin Qu, M.D., attending obstetrician. The family is still deciding on a name for the baby. One thing for sure, he's a tiger!

The Lunar New Year celebration is one of the most important holidays celebrated by a variety of Asian cultures. The actual date of the Lunar New Year is determined by the moon's cycle. It starts at midnight on the night of the second new moon after the winter solstice. The animal designation of the year is based on the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Each animal sign holds special symbolism. The tiger, much like the living creature, is a symbol of power and strength.

Just several hours old, the first Lunar New Years baby of New York Hospital Queens, and his mother had a busy day!

Among the first gifts the family received today were both a $1,000 savings bond and a floral arrangement from the hospital.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.




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