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Red Cross Blood Drive Feb. 22 at Alton Memorial

The next American Red Cross blood drive at Alton Memorial Hospital will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the AMH café meeting rooms. To register, go HERE or contact Dave Whaley in Public Relations at 618-433-7947 or [email protected].

Ambulance Gets ‘Second Life’ With Salvation Army

Alton Memorial Hospital has donated one of its out-of-service ambulances to The Salvation Army's Alton Corps for use as a mobile case management unit, an important need since The Salvation Army has transitioned to a 'scattered site housing model' in the community.

Dr. Narine Sargsyan Wins AMH Chairman’s Award

Narine Sargsyan, M.D., Ph.D., BJC Medical Group Hospitalist medical director and hospital department chief of Medicine, is the winner of the 2021 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman's Award. Dr. Sargsyan won based on nominations submitted by employees and her fellow physicians. She received the honor recently from Gary Ayres, chairman of the AMH board of directors.

Six Other AMH Health Professionals Honored

Dr. Narine Sargysan is the 2021 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award winner, but AMH is also honoring several other physicians and health care professionals for their work this year.

Auxiliary Fund Raiser Nets More than $10,000

The White Cross Auxiliary (WCA) of Alton Memorial Hospital is very grateful to the community for again generously supporting a mail-in fundraiser this summer. A total of $12,850 was raised, and after expenses the Auxiliary had $10,420 that will be used for grants to purchase important medical equipment for the hospital.

Quick ER Diagnosis Saves a Life

William McAnulty thought he might just be having an anxiety attack when he came to the Alton Memorial Hospital Emergency Department on Sept. 3. Had he known then what it actually was, his anxiety would have gone even higher.

Prayer, ICU Team Lead Family Through COVID

As a woman of faith, Amanda Gavaza is grateful to God and the Intensive Care Unit at Alton Memorial Hospital for her husband recovering from COVID-19. Walt Gavaza spent 38 days in AMH battling COVID, but is home now and doing well.

AMH Sleep Lab Provides Comfort for Patient

Pamela Voyles can rest easy now that she has gotten a little “shut-eye” – at Alton Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Diagnostics Center. Voyles, a Wood River, Ill., resident, was extremely anxious about coming to AMH for a sleep study. But she credits Rachael Beane, a tech in the sleep lab, for putting her mind at ease.

MIH Program Appreciated for ‘House Calls’

The Mobile Integrated Health Care (MIH) program started earlier this year by the Alton Memorial Hospital EMS team is already paying dividends, according to David and Mary Gammaitoni of Godfrey.

AMH Earns Recognition for STEMI Treatment

Alton Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Plus Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks. 

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