The report is to arrive in the mail this week. Residences and
businesses in Logan County as well as those in nearby Greenview,
Mason City, Easton, Armington and Waynesville, can expect to receive
The report describes the treatment protocols in place at
the hospital to ensure that patients diagnosed with pneumonia and
certain types of heart attacks receive the lifesaving care they
need, fast. New technology is featured in articles about the
hospital's new 40-slice CT scanner and the VeinViewer, which
projects a real-time visual map of a patient's blood vessels onto
their skin so blood can be drawn from a vein on the first try.
"Our mission is to help maintain, restore and improve the health
of the people and communities we serve," said Dolan Dalpoas,
president and CEO of ALMH. "Our employees, volunteers and physicians
are committed to keeping patient safety, clinical effectiveness and
quality of care at the forefront of all we do."
The report also details how the hospital provided more than $3.2
million in community benefits to the citizens of Logan and eastern
Mason counties. That total includes almost $2.4 million in unpaid
costs of public programs, $697,000 in traditional charity care and
$154,000 to fund diverse health activities.
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"We recognize our responsibility for providing quality
health care, regardless of one's ability to pay," Dalpoas said.
"That's why we provide important and meaningful resources to help
ensure that those who are without health insurance receive the care
they need when confronted with illness or injury."
Included is a donor stewardship report from the Abraham Lincoln
Healthcare Foundation, including a special recognition of major
benefactors and a listing of all donors making gifts in 2007. The
foundation awarded more than $266,000 in grants last year, which are
also itemized in the report.
Anyone who does not receive a copy of the annual report in their
mail can call 217-732-5068 or send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org to request one. The
annual report can also be downloaded from
ALMH is a critical-access hospital that provides health care
services for the residents of Logan and eastern Mason County. The
hospital is one of six affiliates of Memorial Health System and is
fully accredited by The Joint Commission.
[Text from file received from Marty
Ahrends, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]