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Red Cross Blood Drive Feb. 21 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. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the AMH café meeting rooms. To register, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=AltonMemorial or contact Dave Whaley in AMH Marketing & Communications at 618-433-7947 or [email protected]

AMH Auxiliary Seeking Wheelchair Sponsorships

The AMH White Cross Auxiliary is continuing in its mission to replace all of the hospital's old wheelchairs with newer Staxi wheelchairs in its “Wheels of Love” campaign. The Auxiliary has added four new chairs recently in addition to the 10 that were purchased early last fall. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a chair, please contact Meg Dorris at 618-530-7006 or Irene McLaughlin at 618-530-8589. 

Dr. Andrew Chu Wins AMH Chairman’s Award

Andrew Chu MD, medical director of the Alton Memorial Hospital lab, is the winner of the 2022 AMH Chairman’s Award. Dr. Chu won based on nominations submitted by employees and his fellow physicians.

In His Own Write

Michael Ringering’s full-time job is the administrator of several specialty physicians’ offices on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus, but he keeps himself quite busy away from the office, too. Writing is his other game, and Ringering recently released his third novel, Where Butterflies Go to Die, as well as his fifth short story, The Boy Who Ate Dirt. Both are available now in both eBook and paperback on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords.

For Vertigo, Give Physical Therapy a Whirl

Vertigo is a common problem that can be treated by seeking a referral to physical therapy for vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Mary Schinkel, DO, is with BJC Medical Group ENT Specialists on the Alton Memorial Campus (Medical Office Building B, Suite 230) and often makes referrals to HMI for vertigo. To make an appointment with Dr. Schinkel, call her office at 618-463-7247.

BJC Outpatient Center Coming to Godfrey

BJC HealthCare will make it easier for families to access BJC’s world-class care in the Godfrey area in 2023. BJC will develop a 14,000-square-foot outpatient care facility with additional shell space for future expansion at the corner of Godfrey Road and Celesta Street.

AMH Provides New Technology to Area Athletes

The Alton Memorial Hospital  Human Motion Institute has begun using a new tool called the Athletic Movement Index (AMI) test. AMI uses wearable technology to screen athletes and patients for risk of injury. It was particularly designed with ACL injuries in mind and is used for pre-season screening for many professional and collegiate teams. If interested in more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact Juliann Marth at [email protected] or call 618-433-6496.

AMH Adds Family/Sports Medicine Physician

Amy McClintock, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in family medicine and sports medicine. She began recently at BJC Medical Group Primary Care and Sports Medicine, inside the BJC Outpatient Center located at 2120 Troy Road in Edwardsville. For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-463-7800 for sports medicine or 618-800-4500 for primary care.

Duck Pluckers Sparks ‘Flood’ of Donations

The deluge of rain that arrived during the 13th annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball on Sept. 10 was nothing compared to the flood of generosity by the community. The Alton Memorial Hospital Services Foundation easily set a record with $203,000 raised – at least 50 percent more than any other year. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

Who’s Treating Whom?

Lovie Ward has been a patient at the Alton Memorial Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center for the past several months, and during that time a lot of treatment has happened. It just so happens that a large portion of that treatment had been administered by Lovie to other people.

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