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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.

Diabetes Fair Scheduled for Nov. 4

Learn about how you can manage and treat diabetes at Alton Memorial Hospital’s 17th annual Diabetes Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4. This educational and fun event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the hospital’s Beeby Wing lobby and cafeteria. To register for the free event, call 800-392-0936.

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.

High on the Hawg

Steve Kasten, owner of the popular Hawg Pit Barbecue in Grafton, is grateful for the help he got at Alton Memorial Hospital in managing his diabetes.

AMH Earns Four PRC National Awards

Alton Memorial Hospital won four prestigious honors at the 2017 PRC (Professional Research Consultants) National Excellence in Healthcare Conference.

The Digestive Health Center earned the Top Performer Award, which recognizes service lines that score at or above the 100th percentile for Overall Quality of Care in PRC’s national client database for the prior calendar year.

PRC’s 5-Star Awards went to the Human Motion Institute for its Outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services;and the Women’s Health and Childbirth Center for inpatient OB/GYN services.

A four-star award went to the Emergency Department.

Diabetes Program Honored by ADA

Alton Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Management office has earned the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate. The ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. For more information about diabetes management at AMH, call Lisa James at 618-463-7526.

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