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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.

Wound Care Center Honored For Excellence

AMH physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate the Center of Excellence Award, which was given to the AMH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center by Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The 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.

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.

Thanks From a Grateful Patient

The following letter was received at AMH from a retired nurse about the treatment she received at the hospital's Cancer Care Center.

AMH Sleep Lab Earns Accreditation

The AMH Sleep Lab has earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. For more information, call 618.463.7545.

Amy Maher Joins Alton OB/GYN as Nurse Practitioner

Alton Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Amy Maher, FNP-C, to the women’s health care team at Alton OB/GYN Associates. She will practice alongside Dr. Joseph Talsky and Deb Cunningham, WHNP, a women’s health nurse practitioner. Alton OB/GYN Associates is now located in Suite 125 of the new expansion to Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus, 4 Memorial Drive. The practice can be reached at 618-433-6410. For more information, please visit

Time is Everything When it Comes to Treating Strokes

Stroke ranks as the fifth leading killer in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and causes significant disability among adults. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Alton Memorial Hospital is at the forefront of both prevention and treatment.

Coming Together For a Common Cause

Overdosing on narcotics once carried a certain stigma that isn’t nearly so accurate these days. The opioid crisis has affected every demographic -- including race, education, and economic status. Madison County is certainly no exception. In hopes of responding to the crisis, Alton Memorial Hospital and OSF Healthcare are collaborating with the formation of the HOPE Steering Committee. 

Jennifer Popp is New Eunice Smith Home Administrator

Resident-directed care is the trend inside skilled nursing communities, and Jennifer Popp is looking to amplify that as she takes over as administrator at Eunice Smith Home.

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