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.
Many people notice gradual forgetfulness or delays in thinking of specific words or names as they age. These are part of normal aging. Of concern is when these problems are more frequent, represent a change compared to the prior level, and are increasing in severity.
The AMH 2019 United Way campaign met and surpassed its goal, collecting $82,733. The hospital also surpassed its participation goal, with 42 percent of all employees contributing. Funds go to help people in our community.
Dr. Laura Hill is the 2019 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award winner, but AMH also honored several other physicians and health care professionals at the annual Physicians Appreciation Reception on Oct. 11.
Tele ICU debuted at Alton Memorial in late 2019. The Tele ICU physician and nursing team is partnering with ICU bedside staff to improve patient outcomes and identify ways to standardize critical care delivery.
Janice Case of Alton was skeptical that a visit to Alton Memorial Hospital's Center for Senior Renewal would help her. Now, Janice would recommend Senior Renewal to anyone.
Mary Kronable, a nurse in Alton Memorial Hospital's Surgical Services department, was the top overall female in the Belleville Main Street Marathon last fall and qualified to run in the prestigious 2020 Boston Marathon.
Daniel Vogel is out to improve the image of millennials, at least to those of more “seasoned” generations. Vogel, 26, is the new administrator of Alton Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation & Therapy (the new name for Eunice Smith Home).
Thanks to the $110,000 raised at last summer's Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's Duck Pluckers Ball, another new ambulance took to the road last fall, complete with state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology that helps save lives.
“Easier Beats and Breaths” is a monthly cardiopulmonary support group meeting the first Monday of each month at Alton Memorial Hospital. Call 800-392-0936 to reserve your spot in the group. The meetings -- for patients, friends, family and caregivers -- are from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room G-252 on the ground floor of the AMH Olin Wing.