Amaryllis “Amy” Baugh was born on June 13, 1870, in Kentucky to Eli and Ann Baugh. After serving as a corporal in the Civil War, Eli became a farmer. In 1882, the Baugh family moved to Adams County to take one of the last Timber Culture Act claims available for the area. Amy and her siblings were educated in the Hastings Public Schools. In 1887, Amy married Liberty M. Robinson and the couple had three children, Ethel, Hazel, and Floyd. In 1889, the family moved to a homestead near Kimball, Nebraska, but returned to Adams County and settled in Juniata in 1891.
After the death of her son, Floyd, Amy taught school for two years at District 27. In 1897, Amy and Liberty attended medical school at Lincoln Medical College, a department of Cotner University. Both graduated from school, with Amy being the only female. Though Liberty completed his medical education, he did not practice. Amy continued her schooling in Jackson, Michigan, where she was one of three women to earn a doctorate in 1901. After graduation, Amy and her family moved to Lincoln, where she practiced for 7 years.
Dr. Robinson, affectionately known as Dr. Amy, and her family moved back to Hastings in 1908. She purchased a 5-story residence at 14th and Hastings, which she named Hastings City Hospital. The hospital was in operation for a year and a half but the lack of access to the sewer caused it to close.