January 12, 2022 – ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2023.
At 12:05 a.m., Waylon Coomer was delivered by Dr. Slone, ARH board certified OB-GYN, at Whitesburg ARH. He weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Parents are Crystal and Austin Coomer. The family resides in Isom, Ky.
As the first baby born at Whitesburg ARH in 2023, the hospital gave Waylon and his family a large, baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.
Whitesburg 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.
“Location, comfort and hospitality supported by a team of highly experienced physicians and nurses are important when selecting an environment to give birth,” said Whitney Helton, OB Nurse at Whitesburg ARH. “You can trust the Whitesburg ARH OB team to provide compassionate and individualized patient care.”
Photo Cutline: In celebration of the first newborn of 2023, Whitesburg ARH Hospital gave baby Waylon and his parents Crystal and Austin a large baby bathtub filled with baby gifts, including a baby monitor.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), is a not-for-profit health system operating 14 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, West Liberty, Whitesburg, and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs more than 6,500 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third-largest private employer in southern West Virginia.