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Alton Memorial’s First Newborn Returns

Billy Welch almost came full circle recently during a short-term stay at Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy. The former Eunice Smith Home is less than a mile from Alton Memorial Hospital, where on Nov. 15, 1937, Billy was the very first baby born at the hospital, delivered by Dr. D.M. Roberts and weighing in at 9 pounds, 8 ounces. That was the same day the hospital opened to welcome its first patients.

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Remembering Randy

Alton Memorial Hospital was saddened to hear the news of the passing in late February of Randy Staton, a beloved member of the Housekeeping team for 42 years. AMH employees and retirees donated $863 to Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation recently in memory of Randy. The Foundation purchased a plaque that now hangs next to the directory sign near the café entrance.

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Duck Pluckers Online Auction Begins at 7 a.m. Saturday

If your loved one is in an emergency, you want the ambulance to have the latest life-saving technology on board. You can make that happen by participating in the new Duck Pluckers Online Auction that runs from 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, through 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. You can preview the items HERE. For questions about the auction or how to make a donation to the fund, call the AMH Development office at 618-463-7701 or email [email protected].

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EMS Duo Receives ‘Heart Heroes’ Honor

Paramedic Madison Roam and EMT Zach Botterbush of Alton Memorial Hospital’s EMS team made a call this spring that earned them a Heart Heroes Award for the second quarter. The Heart Watch/STEMI Team at AMH and Christian Hospital, which includes AMH stroke coordinator Jeremy Brown, have monthly nominations for the Heart Heroes, and select a quarterly winner from those three months.

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SIU Family Residency Program Kicks Off at AMH

The first residents of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Alton Family Medicine Residency Program began their three-year training at Alton Memorial Hospital on July 1.  A ribbon cutting was held July 2 in the program’s new offices on the first floor of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus. Representatives from AMH, BJC, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) and SIU School of Medicine attended.

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