New Year’s Babies
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:27am admin
Ozarks Healthcare welcomed its first baby of 2021 on New Year’s Day at 6:45 p.m. Barrett Waggoner was delivered by Dr. Brian Israel of Ozarks Healthcare Women’s Health. Barrett’s parents are Brandon and Ashlyn Waggoner.
“Being able to welcome a newborn on New Year’s Day is always a special moment,” Israel said. “Barrett’s entrance to the world was symbolic of the new beginnings we anticipate in 2021.”
Baby Barrett received a wagon, car seat, car shade, book, diaper bag, and more courtesy of Ozarks Healthcare.
Texas County Memorial Hospital
Elizabeth Grace Watkins took the honors as the first baby born at Texas County Memorial Hospital in 2021, arriving at 12:40 p.m. on January 1.
Baby Elizabeth is the daughter of Reina Watkins of Houston, and she joins her big sister, two-year old Allison, in the Watkins home. Dr. Tricia Benoist, physician at the TCMH Medical Complex in Houston, delivered baby Elizabeth, she was eight pounds, one ounce and 21 ½ inches long.
Representatives of the TCMH Auxiliary presented gifts and gift certificates for Elizabeth and her family after her birth. Businesses throughout the county donated the gifts to celebrate the arrival of the first child born at TCMH in 2021.