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‘No Two Days the Same’ For EMS Coordinator

The mission of Alton Memorial Hospital extends well beyond the campus at 1 Memorial Drive. Alex Campbell, EMS coordinator for AMH, serves as the liaison between first responders to the hospital and the Illinois Department of Public Health. He is also the hospital resource to more than 35 agencies.

Dr. Massood Molavi Joins AMH Staff as Pulmonologist

Alton Memorial Hospital welcomed pulmonologist Massood Molavi, MD, FCCP, FRCPC, to the staff this year. Board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease, Dr. Molavi is also part of the BJC Medical Group of Illinois.

Dr. Molavi is located in Suite 220 (Alton Internal Medicine) in Medical Office Building A on the AMH campus. To make an appointment, call 618-463-7755.

7 Other Doctors Honored at Physicians Dinner

Dr. Juri McDowell is the 2018 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award winner, but AMH also honored several other physicians at the annual Physician’s Appreciation Dinner on Sept. 28.

Dr. Juri McDowell Honored with AMH Chairman’s Award

Dr. Juri McDowell is the winner of the 2018 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award. Dr. McDowell, chief of Anesthesiology at AMH, was honored at the annual Physician’s Appreciation Dinner, held recently at the Post Commons in Alton.

Senior Renewal Benefits from 'Volley For Music' Night

The Marquette Catholic High School girls volleyball team got satisfaction beyond just a victory over Brussels High School on Sept. 27. The Explorers also hosted “Volley for Music” to benefit the Music and Memory program at Alton Memorial Hospital’s Center for Senior Renewal. The evening brought in more than $1,000 cash, $280 worth of iTunes gift cards and 32 CDs.

Amy Kasarda is AMH’s BJC Health Hall of Famer

Amy Kasarda, a nurse in Alton Memorial Hospital's Women's Health and Childbirth Center, is this year's AMH nominee to the BJC Health Hall of Fame. Amy has used Weight Watchers to help her lose more than 100 pounds since the summer of 2017.

AMH Constructing New Medical Building in Bethalto

Alton Memorial Hospital and BJC Medical Group are expanding their presence in Madison County with a new medical office building that will soon be under construction in Bethalto. The building will replace the Family Physicians of Bethalto office and will be located on the south side of Route 140, just east of its current location. At nearly 9,000 square feet, the new structure will be four times the size of the current office. It will be able to accommodate five providers; the current space has room for only two.

A Brighter Look for Alton Memorial Convenient Care

A few days of renovation work with no disruption to patient care have resulted in a spruced-up Alton Memorial Convenient Care.

Penny Krause Takes Flight as AMH Leader

Penny Krause has had quite a year at Alton Memorial Hospital. The manager of Respiratory Therapy, the Sleep Lab and Neurodiagnostics worked hard to get the Sleep Lab accredited and was also a key figure as AMH transitioned to the EPIC electronic medical record system. She also learned how to fly an airplane and became a pilot.

Wound Care Center Goes Out On a ‘Limb’

Sept. 12, 2017, was a life-changing day that Bill Burton of East Alton will never forget. A limb-saving day, to be precise.The date marked his initial visit to the Alton Memorial Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, beginning the process to save his right leg from amputation.

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