Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital proudly welcomed its first baby of 2016 on Saturday, January 2. Erin Mason and her fiancé Chuck Ray, both of Bloomington, welcomed their baby boy Finn at 1:47 pm. Finn weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 ¼ inches long at birth.
Mason’s physician is Kristen Green, MD, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology with Springfield Clinic Lincoln. Finn is being welcomed home by his parents and a very proud big brother, Parker (8).
Finn wasn’t due until mid-January but made an early appearance and now shares his birthday with his big brother, Parker, who was born at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital on January 2, 2008. While the two now share a birthday, only one will has bragging rights as the first baby of the New Year. Parker was the second baby of 2008.
As the first baby born at ALMH in 2016, Finn was the recipient of several gifts. The ALMH Auxiliary presented Finn and his family with a basket of baby items. ALMH also gifted the family a supply of diapers and Chamber bucks. Like every baby born at ALMH, Finn also received a handmade quilt from Friendship Manor residents and a crocheted hat from ALMH volunteer Ruby Glickerman.
While Mason has lived in Bloomington for around two years, she was born and raised in Lincoln and knew that she wanted to have her second baby at ALMH. “I knew I wanted to stay with Dr. Green. Everyone here is so great. They were wonderful for the entire experience. It’s such a personal experience here,” said Mason.
ALMH’s Family Maternity Suites is a state-of-the-art obstetrical center that features spacious private labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum rooms with private restrooms and showers. In 2015, there were 227 babies born at ALMH including 112 males and 115 females. To learn more about the Family Maternity Suites or the other healthcare services offered at ALMH, visit www.ALMH.org.ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System.