5 approaches parents can take to help guide their children to a healthier New Year

In our first article on New Year’s health resolutions, Kelly Snyder, M.D., and Scott Arthur, M.D., discussed steps adults can take to get on the path to better health. Today, pediatrician Allison Couden, M.D., shares five approaches parents can adopt to help children kick off the New Year with a healthier lifestyle. 1: Do it […]

Local family makes, donates ‘care packages’ for parents of young patients

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—​When a child is in the hospital, not only is it a trying time for the little one but it’s rough on the parent, too. A Brentwood family is continuing their tradition of making sure the parents who bring their children to WMC are taking care of themselves while worrying about the kids. For […]

Local artist donates paintings to Williamson Medical Center’s OB/NICU

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—​The walls at WMC’s OB/NICU Department is getting a little brighter​ these days, thanks to the generosity of local artist Elaine Allen. Elaine recently brought in some colorful pieces to hang. Artist Elaine Allen (right) holds one of the paintings she has donated to Williamson Medical Center. Labor and Delivery Clinical Educator, Julie Benavides, […]

Family makes 1,800 mile trip from Idaho to donate toys to Williamson Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The holiday season makes people do some amazing things to brighten the lives of others. For the Holt family, it involved an 1,800 mile journey to Williamson Medical Center! The Holt family (L-R): Tyson, Jennifer, Jay, Isabella, Shane. They Holts are from Burley, Idaho. That’s a small city just east of Twin Falls. So […]

5 Expert Tips to Set Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions up for Success

We’ve all been there. It’s a new year and you’re ready for a new, healthier you! You’ve signed up for a full-year gym membership and have your workout playlist ready to rock. Before long, a month goes by and those well-planned healthy New Year’s resolutions dwindle into an afterthought. It doesn’t have to be that […]

Local businesses, families come together for Donation Day 2017

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The holiday season is a time for giving and, on December 19, several of our neighbors gave back to us! It was the annual Donation Day for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. That’s where we devote an entire day for groups, companies, and individuals to drop by and […]

WMC nurses make ‘blessing bags’ for those in need

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The nurses of Williamson Medical Center’s Day Surgery Department are making sure those who may not have a home are supplied with necessary items this winter. Together, they have started an effort to collect and fill “blessing bags” to hand out throughout our area.   With temperatures expected to fall as December continues, the […]

Healthier Holidays: Leaner Meal Substitutions, a Healthy Cookie Recipe and More!

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. One thing that can cause us this stress is food. It seems we start eating and don’t stop until January! If this sounds familiar, Williamson Medical Center dietician Lisa Mathews, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E, has some ideas for you. She and her colleagues have put […]