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ALMH employees say 'hats on' in support of cancer survivors, patients     Send a link to a friend

[NOV. 1, 2004]  Employees at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital declared Oct. 29 "Hat Day" in support of cancer patients and survivors. 

The focus of Hat Day was cancer awareness and showing support for all those who have suffered hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment. Hats were judged and prizes awarded in three categories: most wild and crazy hat, most fitting to personality, and best hat and matching outfit combination. At 3 p.m., employees gathered on the ALMH helicopter pad to pose for group photos.

Debbie Ramlow of respiratory therapy won in the category of the best hat and matching outfit. Eleanor Sharp of the medical-surgical unit won for the most wild and crazy hat, and Bob Hashman of dietary won for the hat most fitting to personality.

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Hat Day was part of the hospital's observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  All women are encouraged to take the steps of early detection, including annual mammograms for all women over age 40.  For more information about mammograms, call the ALMH Radiology Department at (217) 732-2161, ext. 160, or send e-mail to

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based general hospital. ALMH focuses on the mission to be the "Best Rural Hospital in America" by providing state-of-the-art facilities for the vast majority of health care needs. ALMH is a 10-year affiliate of the Memorial Health System of Springfield. For more information on the services provided, visit or call (217) 732-2161.

[Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital news release]

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