Alton Memorial Hospital leadership and Duck Pluckers committee members with the new ambulance include (from left) Bryan Hartwick, vice president of human resources; Dr. Sebastian Rueckert, vice president/chief medical officer; Marlene Lewis, manager of foundation and development; Nancy Simpson of the Duck Pluckers committee; Susan Koesterer, vice president of finance; Dave Braasch, AMH president; Jeanne Truckey of the AMH development office; Joanne Adams of the Duck Pluckers committee; Jason Bowman, EMS supervisor; Gaye Julian of the Duck Pluckers committee; Rusty Ingram, director of business development; and Mary Lou Cousley of the Duck Pluckers committee.
ALTON — Alton Memorial Hospital leaders and Duck Pluckers Ball committee members had the satisfaction of seeing an eighth Duck Pluckers ambulance make its debut.
The Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation’s annual Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball on June 4 raised a record-breaking $97,451 toward the purchase of the vehicle. Its back doors feature military camouflage, in honor of the troops and in remembrance of prisoners of war and those missing in action.
To date, more than 45,000 people in the community have benefitted from these state-of-the-art ambulances. Thanks to the many event sponsors, donors and attendees, 3,100 patients suffering from chest pain and 265 patients in cardiac arrest had the Bluetooth advantage for a good outcome. The ambulances are equipped with technology that allows the crew to perform electrocardiogram tests on the way to the hospital.
The 2017 event will be June 3 at Nilo Farms. For information, contact the AMH Development office at (618) 463-7701.