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It’s a Girl! ALMH Welcomes First Baby of 2018


Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital proudly welcomed its first baby of 2018 on Wednesday, January 3 at 10:56pm.  Scarlett Gracelynn weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long at birth. Ashley Martinez and Eddie Skelton, Jr. of Lincoln are the proud parents. She has 2 sisters and 1 brother.

If Scarlett’s name reminds you of a famous 1939 movie, you have identified her parent’s inspiration. And hopefully she enjoys Gone with the Wind someday as much as her grandmothers and a great-grandmother. They were all huge fans of the famous movie that was nominated for 13 Academy Awards in 1940. Her middle name, Gracelynn, reflects her father’s deep appreciation of Elvis Presley. Presley owned the famous 13.8 acre Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Ashley’s physician is Kristen Green, MD, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology with Springfield Clinic Lincoln.

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.  Each mom and baby receives individualized care.

As the first baby born at ALMH in 2018, Scarlett received a special basket of baby items from the ALMH Auxiliary. In addition, every baby born at ALMH receives a quilt made by Friendship Manor residents, a handmade crocheted hat from ALMH volunteers, a silver spoon from the ALMH Auxiliary, a book from Zion Lutheran Church and a gift from Park Meadows Church. 

To learn more about the Family Maternity Suites or the other healthcare services offered at ALMH, visit

In 2017, there were 186 babies born at ALMH including 96 males and 90 females. ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System