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‘Babysitting 101’ Class  on September 8

A "Babysitting 101" class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Location is the cafeteria meeting rooms. The cost is $30 per child. 

Pre-registration is required. Call 314-454-5437 or 800-678-5437, press 3 and tell the operator “September 8 Alton Memorial Hospital.” Or you can register online.

Monthly Skin Cancer Screening Aug. 28

If you’re concerned about skin cancer, particularly on your hands or face, Alton Memorial Hospital is having a free screening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Medical Office Building C (the Cancer Care Center). Advance appointments are required by calling 1-800-392-0936.

‘Girls on Grapes, Boys on Brew’ on Tap for Sept. 8

The Alton Memorial Hospital White Cross Auxiliary will hold its annual “Girls on Grapes, Boys on Brew” fund-raiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Loading Dock, 400 Front St. in Grafton, Ill. Tickets for the event are $30 in advance and are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, then type in “GOG BOB” (with a space in the middle) or “The Loading Dock” in the “Find an Event” window.“

For more information, call 618-463-7872.

Kristen Ryrie is New AMH Development Manager

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Kristen Ryrie, the new manager of Development and the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation. Ryrie grew up in Alton and is a 1999 Alton High School graduate. After 15 years of experience in media, public relations, event planning and fund development, she is excited to be the successor to Marlene Lewis, who retired in July. Ryrie can be reached at 618-463-7701 or

Dr. John Pargulski Added to Cardiology Staff

Alton Memorial Hospital is excited to welcome Dr. John Pargulski to the AMH medical staff and St. Louis Cardiology Consultants. He is now accepting new patients in the St. Louis Cardiology Consultants office in Medical Office Building A (Suite 102) on the AMH campus. Please call 618-462-6612 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Mary Schinkel Joins AMH Staff as ENT

Mary Schinkel, DO, joined the physician staff at Alton Memorial Hospital on July 1. Board certified in Otorhinolaryngology/facial plastic surgery, she joins Daren Kest, DO, Gerald Moritz, MD, and family nurse practitioner Amy Cooley, who all practice in the ENT specialty. To schedule an appointment, call 618-463-7247. Dr. Schinkel is located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus.

Duck Pluckers Ball Raises $100,000 for Ambulance

Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, Alton Memorial Hospital’s annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball raised $100,000 on June 2. The money will purchase a new AMH ambulance that will honor Barry and Gaye Julian, longtime champions of the event.

C.A.R.E. Channel Now Available in Patient Rooms

Alton Memorial Hospital has added The C.A.R.E. Channel for patient room televisions. The 24-hour broadcast, offered on Channel 17 of all AMH televisions, is uniquely designed to reinforce the day/night cycle, which is a significant factor for the body’s ability to heal. All televisions are programmed to have the C.A.R.E. Channel showing when the set is turned on.

Cath Lab Adds Impella Technology

The Alton Memorial Hospital cardiac cath lab has undergone a remodeling that includes state-of-the-art equipment to assure patients they are receiving the best heart care possible.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 800.392.0936
General Information: 618.463.7311
Alton Memorial Hospital
One Memorial Drive
Alton, Illinois 62002

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