Proud parents Keri and Chris Buttrey from Fairview welcomed a healthy baby boy at 6:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Owen Andrew Buttrey arrived weighing in at six pounds, five ounces, and 19 inches long and was the first baby of 2018 born at Williamson Medical Center. This is the second child for the couple and their second time to deliver at the medical center.

Although Keri’s due date wasn’t until January 19, both parents had a feeling their bundle of joy would arrive much sooner than expected. According to the parents, the family even had a friendly wager going.

The Buttrey family also received another unexpected surprise when they were presented with the hospital’s annual red wagon full of newborn toys and necessities to officially welcome the first baby of the year.



Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible health care possible. More than 600 physicians represent 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center offers patients a level of expertise and sophistication one expects to find at larger facilities, but with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. In 2015, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center opened on our campus, adding dedicated pediatric emergent and inpatient care to our offerings. With our fully equipped pediatric rooms, we are now able to provide focused, specific care to the children of our community as well as their parents. For more information visit