Amelia was the most popular name for a baby girl in Springfield in 2019, while the most popular name for a boy was a tie between Oliver and Levi, according to information from Springfield’s two hospitals.
A total of 21 baby girls were named Amelia at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center last year, while 19 baby boys each received the name of Oliver or Levi.
“We love meeting all of the families who come to St. John’s for their child’s birth,” said Jessica Gonko, nurse manager of the women and infants center at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “Our team feels blessed to have the opportunity to help welcome all these babies into the world.”
The remaining five most popular girls’ names at the two hospitals were Emma, 19; Olivia, 18; Aria, 15; and Ava, 13. Rounding out the five most popular boys’ names were Lincoln, 16; Jaxson, 14; and Benjamin, 11.
“We are honored to share these special moments with our new parents as they welcome their newborn into the world,” said Susan McCarty, one of the nurse managers of Family Maternity Suites, the maternity unit at Memorial Medical Center.
HSHS St. John’s Hospital had 2,048 births in 2019. Memorial Medical Center had 1,440.
About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Center, orthopedic services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Medical Center is an acute-care Magnet hospital for nursing excellence in Springfield that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to residents of 40 central and southern Illinois counties. Since 1970, MMC has been a teaching hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for the purpose of providing clinical training for residents.
Memorial Health System
One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System in Springfield is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, home health, hospice, behavioral health and primary care physician services. With eight affiliates based in Sangamon and the neighboring counties, we deliver high-quality, patient-centered care in support of our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.