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Heart Fair Set For February 3

Alton Memorial Hospital’s 20th annual Heart Fair is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The fair is free to attend, but registration is requested. Please call 1-800-392-0936 to register.

Dr. Angela Holbrook Wins Chairman's Award
Dr. Angela Holbrook is the winner of the 2017 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award. Dr. Holbrook, chief of Emergency Medicine at AMH, was honored at the annual Physician’s Appreciation Dinner, held Oct. 13 in the Caramel Room of Bissinger’s in downtown St. Louis.
Cancer Treatment Gives Carlinville Woman a Leg Up

Until this past spring, Sarah Smith thought she was looking at the rest of her life without the bottom part of her left leg. Thanks to cancer treatment at Alton Memorial Hospital, Sarah can now look forward to many more years of activity with her husband and two sons.

Tina Broyles Talks the Talk, Also Walks the Walk

Tina Broyles works in the Transitional Care Unit at Alton Memorial Hospital and is the AMH representative in the 2017 BJC Health Hall of Fame class. One of the criteria to be nominated is employees who have “achieved and maintained changes in lifestyle that improved overall health and well being.” Nominated by co-worker Jackie Moore, Broyles took her first step to better health seven years ago when she stopped smoking. She also began Weight Watchers earlier this year through a BJC program. Combine that with a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables, and Tina has lost 30 pounds and kept it off.

Dr. Angie Harris Joins Family Physicians of Alton

BJC Medical Group is pleased to welcome Angie Harris, DO, to Family Physicians of Alton. Dr. Harris began Oct. 15 at Family Physicians, which is located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 618-463-7777.

New Life-Saving CPR Devices for EMS

Thanks to the generosity of others, the DefibTech Lifeline Arm automated CPR device is now available on all Alton Memorial Hospital ambulances. Made possible with financial support from the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation, the White Cross Auxiliary, and the Foundation’s annual Duck Pluckers Ball, AMH is now the only EMS service to have Lifeline Arm CPR devices in the Riverbend area, says Jason Bowman, manager of EMS.

Cancer Care Center Achieves 4-Year Accreditation

The Cancer Care Center at Alton Memorial Hospital has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx). Effective March 31, 2017, the Cancer Care Center has a four-year accreditation of its radiation oncology services, making it the first center in Illinois to achieve that designation.

AMH Gets Second 3D Mammogram Unit

Alton Memorial Hospital has acquired its second 3D mammogram machine, and it is now approved for use by both the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).  For more information, call 618-463-7414.

School Groups Help Pink Panther Through ‘Surgery’ at AMH

He’s big, fuzzy and pink, but the Pink Panther is in more than a little pain when children first see him at Alton Memorial Hospital.

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