Alton Memorial Hospital is beginning a monthly support group for bariatric patients in 2022. The group will meet from 5-6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, beginning Jan. 26. Due to the recent COVID-19 surge, the group will meet online via Zoom. To register for the meeting, contact dietitian Naomi Ward, RDN, LDN, at 618-463-7742 or [email protected]
Narine Sargsyan, M.D., Ph.D., BJC Medical Group Hospitalist medical director and hospital department chief of Medicine, is the winner of the 2021 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman's Award. Dr. Sargsyan 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. Narine Sargysan is the 2021 Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award winner, but AMH is also honoring several other physicians and health care professionals for their work this year.
The White Cross Auxiliary (WCA) of Alton Memorial Hospital is very grateful to the community for again generously supporting a mail-in fundraiser this summer. A total of $12,850 was raised, and after expenses the Auxiliary had $10,420 that will be used for grants to purchase important medical equipment for the hospital.
William McAnulty thought he might just be having an anxiety attack when he came to the Alton Memorial Hospital Emergency Department on Sept. 3. Had he known then what it actually was, his anxiety would have gone even higher.
As a woman of faith, Amanda Gavaza is grateful to God and the Intensive Care Unit at Alton Memorial Hospital for her husband recovering from COVID-19. Walt Gavaza spent 38 days in AMH battling COVID, but is home now and doing well.
Pamela Voyles can rest easy now that she has gotten a little “shut-eye” – at Alton Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Diagnostics Center. Voyles, a Wood River, Ill., resident, was extremely anxious about coming to AMH for a sleep study. But she credits Rachael Beane, a tech in the sleep lab, for putting her mind at ease.
The Mobile Integrated Health Care (MIH) program started earlier this year by the Alton Memorial Hospital EMS team is already paying dividends, according to David and Mary Gammaitoni of Godfrey.
Sleep tech Rachael Beane immediately put Pam Voyles at ease as she participated in sleep studies in Alton Memorial Hospital's Sleep Diagnostics Center.
Alton Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Plus Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks.