Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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ALMH annual report mailed to community

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[March 30, 2010]  Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital's annual report will be distributed soon, offering community members a glimpse at the excellence in patient care delivered by their local hospital. The annual report also lists all those who serve ALMH through charitable gifts to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation.

InsuranceThe 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 a copy.

In-depth stories in the report feature local veterinarian Dr. Ron Pierce's excellent rehabilitation that got him back to work at his clinic, and Seth Alsup and his amazing recovery after the quick actions of health care workers in ALMH's emergency department. New technology with a tremendous impact on patient safety is highlighted, as well as the new hospital's capabilities to make patient experiences even better in 2011.

"Our focus throughout 2010 continued to be preserving our mission and putting patient care above all else," said Dolan Dalpoas, president and chief executive officer of ALMH. "At the heart of every story in our annual report is a cohesive team of health care workers, volunteers and physicians that is dedicated to improving health."

The report highlights the $4.2 million of donations ALMH made to the community in the form of unpaid costs of public programs, traditional charity care, and various health prevention and education initiatives.

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 2009. For the first time, those who have contributed to the Preserve the Mission campaign are named in a special section.

"We are so appreciative of our donors, who understand that community support of our mission is critical," says Marty Ahrends, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation. "Thanks to their loyal support and all the additional donations during our Preserve the Mission campaign, ALHF can provide community scholarships, fund special programs and purchase technology to benefit ALMH."

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Also included in the annual report are examples of new technologies and procedures that aim to make patients' time at ALMH more efficient, convenient and safe. And there are examples of how employees continue to go above and beyond to deliver the best in patient care.

"We are proud of our affiliation with Memorial Health System and our performance in 2009," Dalpoas said. "But we continue to strive to improve so that we can achieve our vision to become a national leader for excellence in patient care. With our new hospital set to open in early 2011, we are committed to preserving our mission for generations to come."

The annual report can also be downloaded at www.almh.org, the hospital's Web site. 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 info@almh.org to request one.

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 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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