Visitors to ChooseMemorial.org can access a PDF file of the 2015
annual report for the seven-affiliate health system, which includes
patient testimonials and significant achievements realized on behalf
of the patients and communities served by the health system. The
annual report is for fiscal year 2015, which ended Sept. 30, 2015.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is one of seven affiliates
of Memorial Health System.
“The patient stories highlighted in our annual report are a true
testament to the exceptional employees, physician partners and
volunteers throughout our health system,” said Edgar J. Curtis,
president and chief executive officer for Memorial Health System.
“They dedicate each day to enriching the lives of others, and we
would not be the successful organization we are today without their
Highlights of the annual report include:
- A series of patient profiles featuring community members
throughout central Illinois, including Ruthetta Getchel of
Lincoln, whose husband, Jack, rushed her to the Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital Emergency Department after she
experienced severe back pain and profuse sweating. They
determined she was having a heart attack and stabilized her. She
was rushed to Memorial Medical Center, where she received four
- A by-the-numbers section, quantifying some of the
accomplishments throughout the health system, including the
number of bowls of chicken noodle soup given to patients
returning home after their procedures in ALMH’s Special
Procedures department (2,652), the number of years served by
ALMH’s longest-serving volunteer (60), and the total raised for
Memorial’s annual Festival of Trees ($333,889).
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- Details about the nonprofit health system’s Community
In 2015, Memorial provided more than $190.9 million in
Community benefits totaled nearly $117.4 million, including
$6.7 million in charity care.
The unpaid costs for patients insured by Medicaid totaled
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital gave back nearly $6.9
million in community benefits to the citizens of Logan and
eastern Mason counties; that total included $4.6 million in
unpaid Medicaid costs, $731,000 in traditional charity care
and $481,000 to fund other community services.
The health system’s six other affiliates are Memorial
Medical Center of Springfield, Passavant Area Hospital of
Jacksonville, Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Memorial Home
Services, Memorial Physician Services and Mental Health
Centers of Central Illinois.
[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health