The third class of Alton Memorial Hospital’s SIU School of Medicine Family Medicine residents have begun making their rounds. Members of the Class of 2026 are Dr. Muhammed Owais Khan, Dr. Michael Iskander, Dr. Muhammad Abbas, Dr. Catherine Greene, Dr. Kyla Swain and Dr. Anne Ugabi. AMH now has a full roster of 18 residents on campus.
Alton Memorial is helping eight area high school graduates with Health Equity Scholarships in 2023. This year’s winners are Anbrielle Blake, Eden Finger, Mowaysha Johnson and Katelyn Czarnecki of Alton High School; Kylee Golden and Dakota McDonnell of Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto; Thomas Haire of Collinsville High School; and Shelby Rainey of Granite City High School.
Thanks to a successful grant request in May, the hospital is receiving more than $73,000 this year to help pregnant and postpartum women who may be facing health inequities due to social and economic factors.
The Riverbend Yarn Bombers set a goal to make 500 baby hats for donation to Alton Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health and Childbirth Center. On April 17, it was bombs away. The actual total was 527 hats brought to AMH, a donation warmly appreciated by WHCC manager Jessica Mossman and her staff.
When talking about any issue, people would rather speak with someone who has “walked a mile in their shoes.” For clients in Alton Memorial Hospital’s Warm Hand Off substance abuse program, Louis Hollingsworth has walked a few marathons.
Urology of St. Louis (USL) has opened its newest location at Alton Memorial Hospital. The office is located at 2 Memorial Drive, Medical Building A, Suite 102. Those interested can call 618-288-0900 or go to stlurology.com for more information.
The AMH White Cross Auxiliary is continuing in its mission to replace all of the hospital's old wheelchairs with newer Staxi wheelchairs in its “Wheels of Love” campaign. The Auxiliary has added four new chairs recently in addition to the 10 that were purchased early last fall. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a chair, please contact Meg Dorris at 618-530-7006 or Irene McLaughlin at 618-530-8589.
A quick response from Alton Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Servives – particularly Matt Jolly and Ashley Streubel – saved the day for 8-year-old Easton Crane of Brighton last summer.
Tonya Bertram has been going through a breakup – from food. As a result, she’s the latest success story in Alton Memorial Hospital’s bariatrics weight loss program.
Andrew Chu MD, medical director of the Alton Memorial Hospital lab, is the winner of the 2022 AMH Chairman’s Award. Dr. Chu won based on nominations submitted by employees and his fellow physicians.