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For Vertigo, Give Physical Therapy a Whirl

Vertigo is a common problem that can be treated by seeking a referral to physical therapy for vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Mary Schinkel, DO, is with BJC Medical Group ENT Specialists on the Alton Memorial Campus (Medical Office Building B, Suite 230) and often makes referrals to HMI for vertigo. To make an appointment with Dr. Schinkel, call her office at 618-463-7247.

AMH Auxiliary Seeking Wheelchair Sponsorships

The AMH White Cross Auxiliary has a mission to replace all of the hospital's old wheelchairs with newer Staxi wheelchairs. A mail-in fundraiser this summer led to four sponsors donating $1,200 each for a chair, which feature the sponsor’s name on the back.Until the end of the year, the cost is $1,200. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Meg Dorris at 618-530-7006 or Irene McLaughlin at 618-530-8589. 

BJC Outpatient Center Coming to Godfrey

BJC HealthCare will make it easier for families to access BJC’s world-class care in the Godfrey area in 2023. BJC will develop a 14,000-square-foot outpatient care facility with additional shell space for future expansion at the corner of Godfrey Road and Celesta Street.

AMH Provides New Technology to Area Athletes

The Alton Memorial Hospital  Human Motion Institute has begun using a new tool called the Athletic Movement Index (AMI) test. AMI uses wearable technology to screen athletes and patients for risk of injury. It was particularly designed with ACL injuries in mind and is used for pre-season screening for many professional and collegiate teams. If interested in more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact Juliann Marth at [email protected] or call 618-433-6496.

AMH Adds Family/Sports Medicine Physician

Amy McClintock, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in family medicine and sports medicine. She began recently at BJC Medical Group Primary Care and Sports Medicine, inside the BJC Outpatient Center located at 2120 Troy Road in Edwardsville. For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-463-7800 for sports medicine or 618-800-4500 for primary care.

Duck Pluckers Sparks ‘Flood’ of Donations

The deluge of rain that arrived during the 13th annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball on Sept. 10 was nothing compared to the flood of generosity by the community. The Alton Memorial Hospital Services Foundation easily set a record with $203,000 raised – at least 50 percent more than any other year. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

Who’s Treating Whom?

Lovie Ward has been a patient at the Alton Memorial Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center for the past several months, and during that time a lot of treatment has happened. It just so happens that a large portion of that treatment had been administered by Lovie to other people.

Patients Can Breathe Easy with EBUS Procedure

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy is a procedure used to diagnose different types of lung disorders including inflammation, infections or cancer. The procedure is now available at Alton Memorial Hospital.

AMH Recognized by U.S. News for Three Procedures/Conditions

Alton Memorial Hospital has been recognized for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report for High Performing Procedures & Conditions in COPD, Heart Failure and Hip Fracture.

BJC Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine have been named one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish ranked No. 11 in the nation, moving up six spots from its previous position on the publication’s elite honor roll of the country’s top 20 hospitals. The report also ranked Barnes-Jewish as No. 1 in Missouri and No. 1 in the metro St. Louis area.

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