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If you are a reporter with the media and need assistance, please visit BJC.org/Media to connect with the media relations team. For afterhours or weekend media needs, call 314-454-6000 and ask the operator to page the media relations team member on call.

Domestic Violence Victims Remembered

The annual Domestic Violence Memorial Service was held at Alton Memorial Hospital on Nov. 8, attended by approximately 60 people from the community. 

Open Heart Surgery No 'Hocus Pocus' for Alton Memorial Nurse

Susie Young of Alton Memorial Hospital Case Management is back at work after a heart attack suffered in her home last Halloween season. She is grateful to medical professionals as well as her co-workers for all the help she has received.

Alton Memorial’s College Avenue Entrance Closing

Alton Memorial Hospital’s College Avenue entrance will be closed starting Tuesday, Oct. 3, and is expected to remain closed approximately a month for renovation work. Entrances to the Alton Memorial campus from Rock Springs Drive and Brown Street will remain open at all times.

New Location for BJC Medical Group Convenient Care at Godfrey

BJC Medical Group Convenient Care at Godfrey, formerly Alton Memorial Convenient Care, moved to a new, larger location at 5213 Godfrey Road on Sept. 25.

Duck Pluckers Ball Raises Almost $175,000

Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's 14th annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners and Fish Hookers Ball raised almost $175,000 toward another ambulance for the Alton Memorial Hospital fleet. Many thanks to the event committee, volunteers, sponsors and the community for another great turnout.

SHIP Office at AMH Open for Medicare Questions

The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) office at Alton Memorial Hospital is again taking appointments for Medicare open enrollment this year. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the BJC Central Scheduling Department at 800-392-0936. Medicare Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Golden Anniversary a Golden Ticket for AMHSF

When Fred and Rose Lammers’ children tried to plan a “surprise” 50th wedding anniversary party for their parents this summer, they made one mistake – asking their mother for her address book. But that “mistake” turned into a great blessing – to the tune of more than $16,000 for Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation.

Third Class of SIU Family Medicine Residents On Board

The third class of Alton Memorial Hospital’s SIU School of Medicine Family Medicine residents have begun making their rounds. Members of the Class of 2026 are Dr. Muhammed Owais Khan, Dr. Michael Iskander, Dr. Muhammad Abbas, Dr. Catherine Greene, Dr. Kyla Swain and Dr. Anne Ugabi. AMH now has a full roster of 18 residents on campus.

AMH Announces 8 Health Equity Scholarship Winners

Alton Memorial is helping eight area high school graduates with Health Equity Scholarships in 2023. This year’s winners are Anbrielle Blake, Eden Finger, Mowaysha Johnson and Katelyn Czarnecki of Alton High School; Kylee Golden and Dakota McDonnell of Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto; Thomas Haire of Collinsville High School; and Shelby Rainey of Granite City High School.

Opioids Settlement Helps Care for New Mothers, Families

Thanks to a successful grant request in May, the hospital is receiving more than $73,000 this year to help pregnant and postpartum women who may be facing health inequities due to social and economic factors.

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