First newborn of 2014 arrives at Williamson ARH Hospital


Williamson ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year born on January 6, 2014.

At 5:40pm, Merse Turnquest, MD delivered Chelsea Drew Dollar. She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Parents are Andrew Dollar and Doreen Hope Kulik and they reside in Williamson, WV.

As the first baby born at Williamson ARH in 2014, the hospital gave Chelsea Drew Dollar and her family a car seat and a large, baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.

Williamson ARH Hospital offers private labor-delivery-recovery rooms with private baths in a home-like atmosphere where the focus is on a family-centered birthing experience. Once the baby is born, the hospital offers rooming in for parents and baby to enhance newborn teaching with a newborn nursery nurse available and dedicated to this service 24 hours a day.

ARH OB-GYN physicians Merse Turnquest, MD and Richard Enchill, MD and OB nursing staff provide individualized care for moms and babies. Williamson ARH also offers a beautifully designed Labor and Delivery area with a state-of-the-art security system.

“Location, comfort and hospitality supported by a team of highly experienced physicians and nurses are important when selecting an environment to give birth,” said Treana Pack, OB Nurse Manager at Williamson ARH. “Here at Williamson ARH Hospital, we are proud to have highly trained professional OB staff.”


ARH is a not-for-profit health system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating 10 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia.

The ARH system employs nearly 5,000 people and has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties. Firmly committed to its mission of improving the health and promoting the well-being of all people in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia, in the past 12 months alone, ARH provided nearly $142.8 million in uncompensated care for the uninsured and underinsured.

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