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If you are a reporter with the media and need assistance, please visit BJC.org/Media to connect with the media relations team. For afterhours or weekend media needs, call 314-454-6000 and ask the operator to page the media relations team member on call.

Red Cross Blood Drive June 20 at Alton Memorial

The next American Red Cross blood drive at Alton Memorial Hospital will be from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the AMH café meeting rooms. To register, go HERE or contact Dave Whaley in Communications at Alton Memorial, 618-433-7947.

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatrics and Weight Loss Surgery

Learn more about the most common questions we get from prospective bariatrics and weight loss surgery patients about what Alton Memorial Hospital has to offer.

MOB B Lab and Outpatient Surgery earn 5-Star PRC awards

Two Alton Memorial departments have been spotlighted for excellent patient experience.The 5-Star Award goes to inpatient units scoring in the top 10% in PRC’s database.

Time to fly for David Riedel, MD

Dr. David Riedel, who retired April 30, has seen plenty of growth on the AMH campus since he arrived in 1980. He also led the way in placing the hospital on the cutting edge for GI treatments, most notably colon cancer prevention.

‘Girls on Grapes, Boys on Brew’ coming May 18

This year’s White Cross Auxiliary event will raise funds for a portable anesthesia machine. It will be from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Loading Dock in Grafton. Go HERE for tickets or more information.

Deny Manning 'Czech'-ing out after 35 years at AMH

Zdenka Chytil moved here from Czechoslovakia amidst political upheaval in Eastern Europe. She retires as one of Alton Memorial's beloved staff members.

Deborah Bross Wins AMH Chairman’s Award

Deborah Bross, MD, is the winner of the 2023 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award. Dr. Bross won based on nominations submitted by employees and her fellow physicians.

Six Other AMH Health Professionals Honored

Dr. Deborah Bross is the 2023 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award winner, but AMH is also honoring several other physicians and health care professionals for their work this year.

Narcan 'Leave-Behind' Kits Now Available on AMH Ambulances

Alton Memorial Hospital is among the first ambulance services in the region to carry “leave-behind” Narcan for patients as well as patients’ families when responding to an overdose call.

Women's Health and Childbirth Center Adds Peer Recovery Specialist

Thanks to a successful grant request, the Women’s Health and Childbirth Center at Alton Memorial Hospital received more than $73,000 this year to help make sure that pregnant and postpartum women facing health inequities due to social and economic factors receive the help they need. Kathy Alford-Spitze is the peer recovery specialist added to the staff.

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