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BJC Expands Offerings in Bethalto

Alton Memorial Hospital and BJC Medical Group are expanding their presence in Madison County with a new medical office building in Bethalto that opened for business Aug. 26.

Dr. Bindu Patel, OB/GYN, Joins Medical Staff

Alton Memorial Hospital added Dr. Bindu Patel, MD, to the medical staff on Aug. 12. Dr. Patel is with Alton OB/GYN Associates, located in Suite 125 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus. To make an appointment, call 618-433-6410.

Alton Memorial Welcomes New Surgeon

Alton Memorial Hospital has added Dr. Matthew Musielak, MD, to its medical staff with Alton Surgery. He is also a member of BJC Medical Group. Alton Surgery is located at 4 Memorial Drive (Medical Office Building B), Suite 230B, on the AMH campus. For an appointment, call 618-462-3191.

Dr. David Harmon Joins AMH in Palliative Care

Dr. David Harmon, MD, a board-certified physician specializing in palliative medicine, has joined the staff at Alton Memorial Hospital. As a part of the palliative care team, he will provide comprehensive services to help relieve the pain, symptoms and burden of serious illness for patients and their families. He is a member of BJC Medical Group.

Digestive Health Center Earns PRC Award

The Digestive Health Center at Alton Memorial Hospital has earned a five-star award from national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC). Service lines that score in the top 10 percent of the national client database for the prior calendar year earn 5-Star Awards.

Duck Pluckers Raises $115,000 for New Ambulance

Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, Alton Memorial Hospital’s 11th annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball raised a record-setting $115,000 on June 1.

Wound Care Center Honored For Excellence

Alton Memorial Hospital's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has received the Center of Excellence Award from Healogics, the company which manages the center. The AMH Wound Care Center achieved outstanding patient outcomes for 24 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction of 95 percent, a 95 percent wound healing rate within 21 median days to heal.

AMH Honors Top Employees at Awards Banquet

Jamie Goss of Respiratory Therapy was named Employee of the Year, Mick Alexander of Patient Access received the Leadership Award and the Clinical Documentation Team won the Virginia Ilch Excellence in Quality Team Award at the annual banquet held May 11 at Aerie's Terrace in Grafton.

BJC Book Brigade Comes to Area Schools

AMH President Dave Braasch read books to second graders at North Elementary School in Godfrey on May 9 as part of the BJC Book Brigade, which donated more than 26,000 books to graduating second grade students in the BJC HealthCare area this spring.

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