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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.

AMH Provides New Technology to Area Athletes

The Alton Memorial Hospital  Human Motion Institute has begun using a new tool called the Athletic Movement Index (AMI) test. AMI uses wearable technology to screen athletes and patients for risk of injury. It was particularly designed with ACL injuries in mind and is used for pre-season screening for many professional and collegiate teams. If interested in more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact Juliann Marth at [email protected] or call 618-433-6496.

AMH Adds Family/Sports Medicine Physician

Amy McClintock, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in family medicine and sports medicine. She began recently at BJC Medical Group Primary Care and Sports Medicine, inside the BJC Outpatient Center located at 2120 Troy Road in Edwardsville. For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-463-7800 for sports medicine or 618-800-4500 for primary care.

Duck Pluckers Sparks ‘Flood’ of Donations

The deluge of rain that arrived during the 13th annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball on Sept. 10 was nothing compared to the flood of generosity by the community. The Alton Memorial Hospital Services Foundation easily set a record with $203,000 raised – at least 50 percent more than any other year. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

Who’s Treating Whom?

Lovie Ward has been a patient at the Alton Memorial Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center for the past several months, and during that time a lot of treatment has happened. It just so happens that a large portion of that treatment had been administered by Lovie to other people.

Patients Can Breathe Easy with EBUS Procedure

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy is a procedure used to diagnose different types of lung disorders including inflammation, infections or cancer. The procedure is now available at Alton Memorial Hospital.

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.

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.”

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