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Family Fun Run June 10 in Godfrey

Alton Memorial Hospital will hold a Family Fun Run/Walk at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10.  To register or for more information, visit the Alton Road Runners website or call 618-972-8635.

Skin Screening Scheduled May 10

If you’re concerned about skin cancer, particularly on your hands or face, Alton Memorial Hospital is having a free screening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in Medical Office Building C (the Cancer Care Center). Advance appointments are required by calling 1-800-392-0936.

GCS Credit Union Donates Toward New Ambulance

GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,080 in the month of April to benefit the Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball, a fundraiser to purchase state-of-the-art ambulances for Alton Memorial Hospital.

ED Wait Time Reduction Getting Noticed

Alton Memorial’s Emergency Department is getting noticed by other hospitals for its work in reducing wait times. Aaron Valleroy, Performance Improvement consultant for AMH, said that great progress has been made in reducing the time between when the ED physician does an admission order and when the patient is admitted to an inpatient room. This performance is what sparked other hospitals, like Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Christian Northwest, to visit and observe.

Estate Planning Seminar April 26

Edward G. Ryrie, senior vice president at Regions Private Wealth Group, will present “Estate Planning: Not Just for the Rich and Famous,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in the AMH cafeteria meeting rooms. To register for this free event, call Marlene Lewis in the AMH Development Office at 618-463-7701 or email

Gay Bryant Family Room Dedicated in TCU

More than 50 board members and donors gathered in the Transitional Care Unit on March 13 to pay tribute to former board member Gay Bryant, who passed away last July. The unit has been renovated and decorated with artwork.

Wound Care Center Honored

The Alton Memorial Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been recognized with several awards for clinical excellence. Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company, presented the awards at a March 6 ceremony at AMH.

State-of-the-Art Ambulance Proves to be Lifesaver

Elaine Lewis of Godfrey, Ill., is grateful for the skills of Alton Memorial Hospital first responders, as well as the state-of-the-art equipment in AMH ambulances, for saving her life. The new ambulances are purchased through funds raised at the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's annual Duck Pluckers Ball.

A Say in the Matter

More than 65 years ago, a donor made a gift to Alton Memorial Hospital that has given hundreds of children like Jackson Darabschek the opportunity to maximize their learning potential.

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