CEO Dolan Dalpoas presented Albert with the honor Dec. 7 at the
annual ALMH Holiday Celebration and Awards Night at the Knights of
Albert works as a linen technician in environmental
services. Her positive attitude is what caught the attention of her
nominators and the ALMH Employee Activity Committee, who awarded the
"Cathy's heart is as big as they get, and she is such a help to
us, besides taking care of linen every day ... which is no easy
task. She is always there when you need help and will do a person's
work when they are off that day and never complain," her co-workers
said in the nomination.
Cathy was born at St. Clara's Hospital in Lincoln and has lived
in Lincoln most of her life, with the exception of some time living
in Springfield. She and her husband, Tom, have three daughters,
Tina, Desirae and Kaya, and a son, Floyd. She also has three
grandsons, Kyle, Alex and Braydon, and a great-grandson, Riley.
She enjoys scrapbooking, working in the garden, walking and
attending her family's sporting events.
Albert has been an employee of ALMH for 28 years. She likes
working at the hospital because she loves seeing patients happy when
she cleans their rooms and takes pride in lending a helping hand if
she meets someone in the hallway and helps them find their way.
"ALMH is a great place to work. I have a great boss, great
co-workers, and we do great things for the patients we serve," said
Cathy Albert was one of the 12 Employees of the Month selected in
2012 by co-workers or patients. The other Employees of the Month and
their areas of work were Nathan Buss, acute care; Sara Ayer,
radiology; Jennifer Wilham, rehabilitation; Cindy Jette, special
procedures; Sherri Carlin, laboratory; Julie Cross, rehabilitation;
Leslee Moore, environmental services; April Matherly, special
procedures; Connie Haseley, radiology; Denise Allen, accounting; and
Amy Knox, rehabilitation.
ALMH, at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, is a 25-bed
critical-access hospital affiliated with Memorial Health System.
ALMH employs 310 in a variety of roles. For more information, visit
to host blood drive Thursday
To help ensure an adequate blood supply for
the region, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 200 Stahlhut Drive, is
hosting a blood drive Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the donor bus.
For your convenience, call Alexis to sign up toll-free at
1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 5158, or schedule an appointment online at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org, using sponsor code 60177. Walk-ins
are also welcome and truly appreciated.
Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit
organization, is the provider of lifesaving blood for 14 hospitals
throughout central Illinois, including Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital and Springfield's Memorial Medical Center and St. John's
Hospital CICBC is a division of the Mississippi Valley Regional
Blood Center, which collects over 180,000 units of blood annually
and serves 85 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Grainger offer winter storm preparedness sweepstakes
Participants can enter to win vehicle preparedness kits
SPRINGFIELD -- Despite an unseasonably warm start to December, winter's
cold, snow and ice are just around the corner. To help people get ready for
winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Grainger are
teaming up to offer an online winter storm preparedness sweepstakes. Five
winners will receive vehicle preparedness kits donated by Grainger.
Grainger is North America's leading broad-line supplier of
maintenance, repair and operating products.
The sweepstakes is available on the Ready Illinois website,
Participants must read information about winter weather preparedness
and successfully complete a five-question quiz before registering
for the prize drawing. The sweepstakes runs through Dec. 31. Winners
will be announced in January.
"Now's the perfect time to get ready for winter weather,
particularly for traveling in snow, ice and bitterly cold
temperatures," said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. "This sweepstakes
is a fun way for people to learn about winter preparedness, and five
lucky people will win a preparedness kit for their car."
The vehicle preparedness kits donated by Grainger for the
sweepstakes provide water, nonperishable food, flashlight, light
stick, AM radio, batteries, rescue blanket, first-aid items and
"Cold weather can take its toll on individuals," said Jeff
Metherd, emergency preparedness brand manager for Grainger.
"Personal preparedness is important during inclement weather and
year-round, and we are excited to work with the state to help
promote its importance."
A winter storm preparedness
guide developed by IEMA and the National Weather Service is also
available on the Ready Illinois website or by calling 217-785-9925.
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation offers bricks in lieu of coal this Christmas
Just in time for the holidays, the Abraham
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has announced that it is selling its last
commemorative bricks from the old Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
The bricks cost $20 each, and proceeds benefit ALHF. Each numbered
brick has a plaque and comes with a certificate. Five hundred bricks
to be offered for sale were set aside during the demolition of the
old hospital, and only a few remain.
A limited number of bricks
are available in the administration offices at ALMH, 200 Stahlhut
Drive, as well as in the ALMH Gift Shop in the hospital lobby and at
the Pink Shutter, 114 N. McLean. The hospital hours are 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Pink Shutter is open Monday
through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based
critical-access hospital serving the people of Logan and eastern
Mason County. The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation was formed
in 1986 to support the mission of ALMH. Contributions are welcome at
any time. To learn more about foundation programs, visit
www.almh.org or contact Marty
Ahrends at 217-605-5006.
events at Mount Pulaski Christian Church
MOUNT PULASKI -- Mount
Pulaski Christian Church Christmas events:
Tuesday, Dec. 18
- All-church caroling, 6:30 p.m.
(meet at the church)
Monday, Dec. 24
- Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.,
in the sanctuary.
Action board meeting notice
The next regularly
scheduled corporate board meeting of Community Action Partnership is
scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at Community Action's corporate offices,
1800 Fifth St., Lincoln.
transportation to the meeting, contact the resource specialist at
your county office:
Anita Russell, 217-935-2455
Cyndi Campbell, 217-732-2159
Mason and Fulton County:
Anna Richardson, 309-543-6988
Wendy Dotson, 217-762-2421
Claus is coming to downtown Lincoln
Main Street Lincoln invites
the public to enjoy historic downtown Lincoln throughout the holiday season.
With the height of the holiday season fast approaching, downtown businesses
are readying themselves for shoppers.
Throughout December, historic downtown Lincoln will be alive with
the hustle and bustle of shopping and holiday cheer. Shoppers can
enjoy the convenience and pride of shopping locally.
Santa will make appearances
throughout downtown the next three Saturdays: Dec. 8, 15 and 22.
Santa's schedule is as follows:
10 a.m.-noon -- at
12:30-2:30 p.m. --
at Main Street Lincoln office
3-5 p.m. -- at Mary Todd's Hallmark
Dec. 22, Santa's final stop
Main Street Lincoln, a volunteer-driven organization, is pleased
to participate in the holiday shopping season, promoting our
eateries, antique stores, thrift stores, one-of-a-kind shops,
nightlife and entertainment, along with plenty of services and
For more information on any of the holiday events, the Main
Street Lincoln organization can be reached at 217-732-2929 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, information and
business specials are available online at
Bosom Buddies host fundraiser at Russell Stover's
Bob Hashman, captain of the
Relay for Life team Bosom Buddies, has announced that his team will host a
fundraiser at the Russell Stover candy shop on Lincoln's west side on
During that day the team will receive
a percentage of the price of all products sold at the store. The
event will run for the full day, but one day only.
The Bosom Buddies encourage everyone
to come out on Dec. 15 and pick up a box of holiday candy or other
treats to help raise money for Relay for Life.
Relay for Life is an annual event,
held nationwide. The funds raised are given to the American Cancer
Society to help meet the needs of those suffering from cancer and to
support research for cures.