Alton Memorial Hospital is expanding its partnership with Books for Newborns, a nonprofit organization that provides book bags to low-income new mothers and children at no cost. AMH is now using other books for older children undergoing therapy in its Human Motion Institute. In late October, Books for Newborns delivered its 10,000th book bag, and it went to a therapy patient at AMH.
Dr. Juletta Avagyan, a hospitalist nocturnist, is the winner of the 2020 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman's Award. Dr. Avagyan won based on nominations submitted by employees and her fellow physicians. She received the honor recently from Gary Ayres, chairman of the AMH board of directors.
Dr. Juletta Avagyan is the 2020 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award winner, but AMH is also honoring several other physicians and health care professionals for their work this year. They are Dr. Aaron Omotola, Community Service/Humanitarian Award; Dr. Susan Rayne, Clinical Physician Award; Dr. Ethan Reynolds, Patient Service Excellence Award; Dr. John Richards, Emerging Leader Award; and Amy Schollenberger, Non-Physician Provider Clinical Excellence Award.
If you’re one of the many people struggling with excess weight or obesity, a new bariatrics program at Alton Memorial Hospital offers renewed hope so you can achieve your long-term health goals and live a healthy, active life. Dr. Matt Musielak, a general surgeon on staff at AMH, is offering sleeve gastrectomies for patients who meet certain guidelines, such as a Body Mass Index of more than 40. But the surgical procedure is just part of a lengthy process that also include visits with a dietitian as well as a mental health professoinal to make sure all the patient’s needs are met.
Only in the past year was Cheryl Bartosiak able to do something as simple as roast a marshmallow without having to deal with horrible pain. Bartosiak, 64, a former Alton Memorial Hospital nurse, underwent surgery by Dr. John Felder at AMH lin September 2019 to relieve the effects of migraine headaches that had bothered her for 40 years.
Daniel Berg, MD, is an experienced, board-certified Family Medicine physician who has started practice at Family Physicians of Bethalto, 163 E. Bethalto Drive. Dr. Berg is accepting new patients, so schedule an appointment today by calling 618-433-6490.
Four Alton Memorial Hospital departments were recognized with top 2020 awards from national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC).The Digestive Health Center, which earned a 5-Star Award last year, earned a Top Performer award for 2020. The Human Motion Institute, Women's Health and Childbirth Center, and the Emergency Department were also honored.
Sisay Michael Abraham, MD, is a board-eligible Family Medicine physician who started recently at Family Physicians of Alton, located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus. Dr. Abraham is accepting new patients now. Call 618-463-7777 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Dr. David Sumoza is returning to Alton Memorial Hospital as the full-time medical oncologist, starting July 6. He will oversee the Outpatient Cancer and Infusion Center, located in Suite 132 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus. Dr. Sumoza is now a member of the Department of Medical Oncology at Washington University.
Alton Memorial Convenient Care, now with two locations, is a health care center that takes walk-in patients with a variety of minor illnesses and injuries. Avoid long wait times and high costs with a visit.