Baby born at Meadowbrook Hospital, named Meadows Brook

Meadowbrook Hospital in 1939
Meadowbrook Hospital

On July 15, 1935, Meadowbrook Hospital opened in the hamlet of East Meadow on Long Island, in New York.

Three days later, “in the modern air conditioned, sound-proof delivery room,” the first baby was born at Meadowbrook.

It was a boy — the son of Gerard and Lena Verhayden of Lynbrook.

His name? Louis Meadows Brook Verhayden.

[Here’s another baby named for the hospital she was born in.]


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2 thoughts on “Baby born at Meadowbrook Hospital, named Meadows Brook

  1. This is my grandfather. I always wondered where his middle name came from. He passed away on March 25th 2010.

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