JMH Welcomes First Baby of 2022

By Jeremy Coumbes on January 5, 2022 at 3:24pm

A new baby boy who was born a little earlier than expected still ended up being better late than never.

Zachary Yoder was born at 10:18 am Tuesday, January 4th. Zachary is the first baby born at Jacksonville Area Hospital in 2022. Zack is the son of Andrew and Lucinda Yoder of Roodhouse and is the couple’s fifth child.

Lucinda Yoder said she never dreamed Zachary’s arrival would cause such a stir. “Well we are just happy he’s here and healthy, and hoping he can grow up to be an asset to the community.”

Zachary was born three weeks early but his doctor says he is healthy as can be. He was 5 lbs, 15 oz, and 19” long at birth.

Lucinda and Andrew Yoder of Roodhouse hold their son, Zachary Andrew Yoder, who was the first baby of 2022 born at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. Zachary was born at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. He was 19 inches long and weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. He joins four other siblings: Charles, Suzanne, LuAndia and Alec. (Photos: Bre Linstromberg Copper / Memorial Health)