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New Year baby born at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital

A baby girl made her debut at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital at 1:02 a.m. on January 2, 2024, becoming this year’s New Year Baby.  She was born in the Women’s Center of Volunteer Hospital to proud parents Kimberly Tedrick and Austin Couey of Newbern, TN.

Per tradition, the family was presented a basket from West Tennessee Healthcare including baby items for delivering the first baby of the New Year at WTH.

The Women’s Center is state-of-the-art in the birthing experience. From pre-natal to post-natal, we will meet your needs:

  • We offer a variety of prenatal and family classes
  • Uniquely qualified to offer assistance with breastfeeding by the international board-
    certified lactation consultants and CLC’s
  • Received state and federal grants to improve mother/bonding support, overall
    emotional well-being for new moms.
  • Conduct neonatal research initiatives to improve the quality of care for our most vulnerable and tiniest patients
  • The first in the region to be designated as a Baby-Friendly USA hospital.
  • The first in the region to be certified as a National Safe Sleep Hospital by Cribs For Kids.
  • The state’s only comprehensive certified perinatal bereavement program

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides highly specialized care for babies born prematurely or those who require extra medical attention after birth. Our neonatal team includes board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, a highly skilled nursing staff, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and certified lactation consultants, all of whom provide these special babies with the highest level of care.

For more information on our services as well as the OB/GYNs at WTH, check out our website at or call us 731-541-6448.


West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19 counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit