State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) recently visited Alton Memorial Hospital as part of his plan to do tours of organizations in the Riverbend region impacted by the state budget impasse. (From left) Debbie Turpin, vice president of Patient Care Services at AMH; Jessica Mossman, manager of the AMH Women’s Health and Childbirth Center; Brad Goacher, vice president of operations at AMH; Dave Braasch, AMH president; Beiser; Steve Thompson, chairman of the AMH board of directors; and Susan Koesterer, vice president of finance at AMH. “It is important that we show the governor and my fellow members of the General Assembly what is at stake if the proposed budget cuts are passed,” Beiser said. “Hospitals and other businesses that offer essential services should be a top priority in the drafting of the state budget. The proposed budget cuts will hurt the most vulnerable people in our state and jeopardize our local economy, and that is something that I cannot support.” For information, contact Beiser’s constituent service office at (618) 465-5900.