Effingham, IL – According to William Shakespeare (from “Othello”), “Good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their souls.” Some names are family names, while others are uniquely named to stand out.  Regardless, a name says something about us.

Below are the top baby boy and baby girl names for deliveries at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in 2022. They are:

  • Boys: Oliver
  • Girls: Harper

These names were part of the 674 babies that were delivered by HSHS St. Anthony’s Women and Infants Center in 2022.

HSHS St. Anthony’s Women and Infants Center provides quality care to pregnant women and their families throughout the birthing process.  It is a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

For those expecting, St. Anthony’s offers a wide range of services for mothers and infants, and the prenatal class schedule is available on their website at stanthonyshospital.org under Classes and Events. For more information about the Women and Infants Center at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, visit stanthonyshospital.org/baby.

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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 physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – 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.