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.
Todd Meiser is the physical therapist for Alton Memorial Hospital’s new Human Motion Institute location at 155 E. Bethalto Drive in Bethalto, which opened Jan. 6.
The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America group at Alton High School donated 165 port pillows to the AMH Cancer and Infusion Center on Jan. 31. One of the FCCLA advisers, Regina Birch, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of the school year, inspiring the club to organize a community service project. The group has also raised more than $1,000 for the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's "You've Got a Friend" fund and the Siteman Cancer Center Foundation for Research.
Carl Draper, who logged more than 40,000 hours as a volunteer at Alton Memorial Hospital since he started in 1998, passed away Jan. 30 at the age of 82.
Morrison Food & Nutrition at Alton Memorial Hospital have begun using advanced technology to obtain patient meal orders at bedside. A software program called My Dining allows the café staff to transition away from the manual process of taking orders. The staff instead uses iPads with the My Dining software to ensure the inpatients are getting what they need – and nothing they don’t need.
Alton Memorial Hospital will have its 22nd annual Heart Fair from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 1. To register for the fair and to schedule an appointment for a free cholesterol screening, call 800-392-0936.
This is not your typical New Year’s resolution health-and-fitness column. Those often focus on big, sweeping changes, such as losing 40 pounds or training for a marathon. Here, instead, we’re heading in the opposite direction by focusing on smaller, easier-to-accomplish changes. Let’s call them New Year’s touch-ups.