Society adopt-a-thon April special: Two cats for the adoption
cost of one plus $6. Although there will be both dogs and cats for
adoption, if you adopt one of our wonderful felines during the month
of April, you can adopt another one for just the amount of the
rabies registration: $6. If two cats are a stretch for you, bring a
friend and apply at the same time and split the cost. These
wonderful animals are currently living in foster homes, have been
spayed or neutered, have received necessary inoculations, and are
socialized to be able to move right into your loving home. Visit
call 217-737-4042 for details.
The adopt-a-thon will be at Ace Hardware, 521 N. Kickapoo, between
9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Larson is ALMH April Employee of the Month. Being able to give
patients a "good stick" is just one of the traits that earned Vicki
Larson the title of Employee of the Month for April at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
A new employee who will celebrate her two-year anniversary at
ALMH in June, Larson is a medical laboratory technologist. But she's
stepped into other roles when needed, always sure to greet and treat
patients with respect and provide great patient experiences.
"She was oriented and worked briefly in the front office.
Patients liked her. She's very helpful, good around patients and a
good ‘sticker,'" says Fay Arulfo, a phlebotomist in the Laboratory.
"One very outstanding traits of Vicki's -– she just pitches in and
helps whenever the phlebotomist up front is busy."
Larson received her associate degree from Illinois Central
College and lives in Peoria with her family. She works a 10-hour
split-shift schedule, which offers her day much variety.
"I stick, order and test on a day-to-day basis," Larson says.
"Although it can be stressful, it is very fulfilling to know you are
helping sick people to get better."
She enjoys working at ALMH because it's like a family community.
"You get to know the patients, whereas in a big hospital, you get
very little contact with the public," Larson adds.
ALMH employs more than 290 in a wide variety of job functions. A
different employee is honored each month for their commitment to
creating GREAT patient experiences, getting GREAT results, and
making ALMH a GREAT place to work.