Western Missouri Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of New Year!


PICTURED (left to right): Toby Reberry, father; Aspyn, big sister; Keelan, big brother; baby Kysen with Katlynn Hounchell, mother delivered the 2022 New Years Baby at WMMC. Dr. Birchmier delivered all three children at WMMC.


Warrensburg, MO (Jan. 3, 2022) — IT’S A BOY! The first baby of the New Year at Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) was baby Kysen, born to Katlynn Hounchell and Toby Reberry (son of Darinda Dick, WMMC President/CEO) from Blue Springs, MO.

Lynn Birchmier, D.O., delivered Kysen at 15:07 on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. He weighed 7 lbs and was 20.5 inches long.

“What a special moment to ring in the New Year with my grandchild being the first baby born at WMMC in 2022,” said Darinda Dick. “I’m beyond proud of my children and our OB team. I could not ask for a better hospital for them to deliver their baby.”

PICTURED: Darinda Dick, WMMC President/CEO, with her new grandbaby Kysen.

In honor of WMMC’s first baby of 2022, the WMMC Auxiliary presented the parents with a Wishing Well Gift Shop gift basket valued at over $130 and a floral arrangement from Hy-Vee Floral.

“It gives me joy to give their family this basket,” said Sharon Franklin, WMMC Auxiliary President. “I am grateful to have been presenting these baskets to the first baby of the year for over 20 years. Congratulations to the parents!”

Baby Kysen, big sister Aspyn, big brother Keelan, Katlynn and Toby are doing well. Congratulations and Happy New Year!


Other Recent Posts by WMMC:

WMMC Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

WMMC Makes All Birthing Classes Free Starting 2019

WMMC’s Auxiliary Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Donates $88,000 to Women’s Health Center


About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com



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