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Diabetes Patient Appreciates Support from AMH

Matt Contarino of Alton is very happy with the support he has received from the Alton Memorial Hospital Diabetes Management Center since he was diagnosed in 2020.

Cathy Wagner Earns AMH Leadership Award

Cathy Wagner, manager of Surgical Services and the Cardiac Cath Lab at Alton Memorial, won the 2021 AMH Leadership Award, as voted on by senior leaders recently and announced May 12 during Health Care Week.

Greg Lorsbach is AMH Employee of the Year

Greg Lorsbach, a physical therapist with the AMH Human Motion Institute, has won the hospital's 2021 Employee of the Year in a selection by hospital leadership from among the 12 Employees of the Month.

Team Promoting Vaginal Births Earns Virginia Ilch Award

Among the awards handed out during Health Care Week recently was the Virginia Ilch Team Quality Award. The ”Promoting Vaginal Births” team was the winner for its part in a 2021 quality initiative as a part of the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Their 2021 cesarean section rate dropped to 18.5 percent --well below the target rate.

Scholarship Winners Have Moms to Thank

The two winners of Alton Memorial Hospital’s first two Health Equity Scholarships had to consider those honors a very special Mother’s Day gift this year. Taryn Wallace, a senior at Alton High School, and Samara Helton, a senior at Edwardsville High School, were both raised by single mothers who have been steady influences in their lives -- and they were awarded the scholarships four days before Mother’s Day.

Alton Memorial Wins Three National PRC Awards

Three Alton Memorial Hospital departments were recognized recently with top awards from national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC). The Digestive Health Center earned a Top Performer award for the third consecutive year. The AMH Human Motion Institute and Cardiac Cath received 5-Star Awards.

Red Cross Blood Drive May 26 at Alton Memorial

The next American Red Cross blood drive at Alton Memorial Hospital will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the AMH café meeting rooms. To register, go HERE or contact Dave Whaley in AMH Public Relations at 618-433-7947 or [email protected].

Community Goes ‘Extra Mile’ for Cancer Patients

Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's 2022 Ribbon of Strength fundraiser netted more than $15,000 toward the Foundation's 'Extra Mile' campaign, which provides cancer patients with funds for things like gas cards and utility bills.

Cancer Patient ‘Paints’ New Life for Herself, Others

Elizabeth Denis hasn't let her 2010 breast cancer diagnosis get her down. In fact, it has led to a joyous new life painting pictures, which she happily donates to her caregivers at Alton Memorial Hospital's Cancer and Infusion Center and also her fellow patients.

Monthly Skin Cancer Screenings Continue

Alton Memorial Hospital, a member of the Siteman Cancer Network, has free monthly skin cancer screenings in partnership with Siteman Cancer Center from 4-6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. The screenings are in Suite 101 of Medical Office Building A on the AMH campus. Call 618-463-7220 or visit, then go to Classes & Events to register.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 618.463.7220 or 800.392.0936
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Alton, Illinois 62002

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