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Profiles of the Six Residents

Read on to learn more about the first six residents of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Family Residency Program at Alton Memorial Hospital.

First Bariatrics Patient 'Feels Great'

Paul Waters of Bunker Hill, Ill., was the first patient to go through the Bariatrics program at Alton Memorial Hospital, and he is very satisfied with the care he received in his journey to drop more than 60 pounds in the past year.

AMH Honors Top Leader, Employee, Team

Although Alton Memorial Hospital was unable to hold its annual Employee Awards Banquet this year because of the pandemic, the hospital was still able to honor several of its top staff members during the recent Health Care Week. Amy Schuler, manager of Performance Improvement, won the 2020 Leadership Award. Natashia Womack of Occupational Health won the 2020 Employee of the Year. The Readmission Team won the 2020 Virginia Ilch Excellence in Quality Team Award.

Valet Service Has Returned

Valet services resumed at Alton Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 7. The free service from Clayton Valet is available from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mobile Hearing Clinic Coming to AMH Monthly

The St. Louis Children’s Hospital mobile hearing clinic is available for appointments at Alton Memorial Hospital on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The mobile unit will be parked in the ambulance bay outside the Emergency Department entrance from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.  For more information or to make an appointment, please call 314-454-6171 or email [email protected].

Centenarian Recalls AMH School of Nursing

Minola (Lueking) Jackson, one of the first graduates of the Alton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (class of 1942) recently celebrated her 100th birthday at her California home. She remembers her days at the school, particularly Miss Eunice Smith.

AMH Honors Staff During National EMS Week

The AMH Emergency Medical Services team celebrated national EMS Week (May 17-21) with several events, most notably a picnic held May 21 at the hospital’s EMS location in Bethalto. Jason Bowman, EMS manager, and EMS coordinator Rachel Lair honored several of their team members with awards for outstanding service in 2020 and also this year.

Alton Memorial Stroke Team Passes Survey

The Alton Memorial Hospital stroke team received a positive review from The Joint Commission during its biennial visit on May 14.

Clinical Radiologists Now on Staff at AMH

Clinical Radiologists, based in Springfield, Ill., is now providing radiology services at Alton Memorial Hospital. The physicians and employees of Clinical Radiologists are committed to providing consistent, superior service that meets or exceeds its customers’ expectations.

Four AMH Departments Earn PRC Awards

Four Alton Memorial Hospital departments were recently recognized with top awards from national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC). The Digestive Health Center earned a Top Performer award for the second consecutive year. PRC’s highest honor recognizes health care facilities, service lines and hospital units who score at the 100th percentile for the Overall Quality of Care percent “Excellent” score in PRC’s national client database for the prior year.

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