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Kristen Ryrie is New AMH Development Manager

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Kristen Ryrie, the new manager of Development and the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation. Ryrie grew up in Alton and is a 1999 Alton High School graduate. After 15 years of experience in media, public relations, event planning and fund development, she is excited to be the successor to Marlene Lewis, who retired in July. Ryrie can be reached at 618-463-7701 or [email protected].

Dr. John Pargulski Added to Cardiology Staff

Alton Memorial Hospital is excited to welcome Dr. John Pargulski to the AMH medical staff and St. Louis Cardiology Consultants. He is now accepting new patients in the St. Louis Cardiology Consultants office in Medical Office Building A (Suite 102) on the AMH campus. Please call 618-462-6612 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Mary Schinkel Joins AMH Staff as ENT

Mary Schinkel, DO, joined the physician staff at Alton Memorial Hospital on July 1. Board certified in Otorhinolaryngology/facial plastic surgery, she joins Daren Kest, DO, Gerald Moritz, MD, and family nurse practitioner Amy Cooley, who all practice in the ENT specialty. To schedule an appointment, call 618-463-7247. Dr. Schinkel is located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus.

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.

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.

Cath Lab Adds Impella Technology

The Alton Memorial Hospital cardiac cath lab has undergone a remodeling that includes state-of-the-art equipment to assure patients they are receiving the best heart care possible.

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.

AMH Opens 41,000-Square-Foot Building Expansion

Alton Memorial Hospital has taken another giant leap forward as the area’s health care leader with the opening of its Medical Office Building B expansion. AMH has added 41,000 square feet to the building that originally opened in 2012. The building now has an expanded main covered entrance and drop-off area,  with plenty of convenient parking for patients.

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One Memorial Drive
Alton, Illinois 62002

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