Prmc Welcomes First Baby Of 2011



Photo courtesy of PRMC

Welcoming the first baby of 2011 at Payson Regional Medical Center are (back row, from left) Diane Christenson, R.N., Cynthia Booth, M.D. and BreAnne Huss, R.N.; (front row, from left) mom Megan Vandermeer, big brother DJ and dad Jeff Vandermeer with baby Ryker.

Since 1957, Payson Regional Medical Center has delivered babies, and the first baby delivered in the new year receives special recognition.

Sunday, Jan. 2, Megan and Jeff Vandermeer became the proud parents of the first baby born at the hospital in 2011. Ryker Laine Vandermeer was born at 6:20 p.m., weighing 7 pounds and 1 ounce. He was 19 inches in length at birth. He is the second child of the Vandermeers, joining older brother DJ.

Jeff Vandermeer was home on leave from the Army, where he is serving oversees, to witness the birth of his son.

For more information about the Family Birthing Center at Payson Regional Medical Center, call (928) 472-1226 or go to


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