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Duck Pluckers Ball Raises Record $100,000

Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's ninth annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball raised a record-breaking $100,343 on June 3. The money will go toward an ambulance that will honor Mary Lou Cousley and Gay Bryant. Each of the back doors will feature the original camo pattern with an inscription in memory of the two founding Duck Plucker committee members who passed away in the last year.

AMH Honored for Helping Students Explore Health Careers

Alton Memorial Hospital received the Business Supporter of the Year award recently from the Madison County Career & Technology Education program.

Improve Reading, Improve Health

In 2013, BJC CEO Steve Lipstein was honored with the St. Louis Post Dispatch Citizen of the Year award. While accepting the award, he stated that a child's third grade reading status is an early predictor of life-long earning potential and life expectancy. 

Cancer Care Center Achieves 4-Year Accreditation

The Cancer Care Center at Alton Memorial Hospital has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx). Effective March 31, 2017, the Cancer Care Center has a four-year accreditation of its radiation oncology services, making it the first center in Illinois to achieve that designation.

GCS Credit Union Donates Toward New Ambulance

GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,080 in the month of April to benefit the Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball, a fundraiser to purchase state-of-the-art ambulances for Alton Memorial Hospital.

ED Wait Time Reduction Getting Noticed

Alton Memorial’s Emergency Department is getting noticed by other hospitals for its work in reducing wait times. Aaron Valleroy, Performance Improvement consultant for AMH, said that great progress has been made in reducing the time between when the ED physician does an admission order and when the patient is admitted to an inpatient room. This performance is what sparked other hospitals, like Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Christian Northwest, to visit and observe.

Gay Bryant Family Room Dedicated in TCU

More than 50 board members and donors gathered in the Transitional Care Unit on March 13 to pay tribute to former board member Gay Bryant, who passed away last July. The unit has been renovated and decorated with artwork.

State-of-the-Art Ambulance Proves to be Lifesaver

Elaine Lewis of Godfrey, Ill., is grateful for the skills of Alton Memorial Hospital first responders, as well as the state-of-the-art equipment in AMH ambulances, for saving her life. The new ambulances are purchased through funds raised at the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's annual Duck Pluckers Ball.

A Say in the Matter

More than 65 years ago, a donor made a gift to Alton Memorial Hospital that has given hundreds of children like Jackson Darabschek the opportunity to maximize their learning potential.

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