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Baby Grayson
courtesy of Catawba Valley Medical Center

CVMC Welcomes the First Birth of 2023

Catawba Valley Medical Center’s first baby of 2023 was delivered at 12:27 a.m. on January 1. Grayson was born to parents Erica and Zachary Shuford of Claremont. Grayson measured 7.2 pounds and 20 inches long.

courtesy of Catawba Valley Medical Center

As part of the celebration, Grayson and his family were gifted a baby basket complete with all the items a newborn would need, which was donated by CVMC Birthing Center staff and local businesses including Massage Envy, Birth Tissue Recovery, Courtney Causby Photography, Walmart, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Once Upon A Child, LongHorn Steakhouse, Burlington, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

To learn more about the services offered to women and children at Catawba Valley Medical Center, visit