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AMH Recognized by U.S. News for Three Procedures/Conditions

Alton Memorial Hospital has been recognized for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report for High Performing Procedures & Conditions in COPD, Heart Failure and Hip Fracture.

BJC Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine have been named one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish ranked No. 11 in the nation, moving up six spots from its previous position on the publication’s elite honor roll of the country’s top 20 hospitals. The report also ranked Barnes-Jewish as No. 1 in Missouri and No. 1 in the metro St. Louis area.

Diane Mize Celebrates 50 Years at AMH

"The Godfather"; Watergate; tragedy at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. 1972 seems like such a long time ago. But it was when Diane Mize began working at Alton Memorial Hospital -- and she's still here! Diane celebrated her 50th anniversary at AMH on June 12 and was honored by leadership, her co-workers and retired co-workers.

Auxiliary’s Annual Fund Raiser Targets Wheelchairs

The White Cross Auxiliary (WCA) of Alton Memorial Hospital is again having a mail-in fund raiser in 2022. The deadline to donate has been extended to Aug. 31. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Irene McLaughlin at 618-530-8589 or Meg Dorris at 618-530-7006. The goal this year is to purchase more wheelchairs both for the hospital and also the medical office buildings on campus.

The Heat Is On

With hot temperatures here, area health care professionals are offering advice to stay safe. Andrew Miller, MD, Chief of Emergency Services and Medical Director at Alton Memorial Hospital, warns that the hot temperatures may result in an increased risk of heat-related illnesses ranging from mild illness, to heat exhaustion, or heat stroke (most severe).

AMH Strikes Gold for Safe Sleep

Alton Memorial Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as “Gold Level” for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

Alton Memorial Remains ‘Baby-Friendly’

The Women’s Health and Childbirth Center at Alton Memorial Hospital is always a friendly place for new parents and their babies. And now the department has officially been redesignated as “Baby Friendly.”

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.

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