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KEEP YOUR VIAL OF LIFE INFORMATION UP-TO-DATE

A Vial of Life Kit contains important medical information about you that may be needed by those responding to an emergency.  It's necessary to keep your information current.  If you have a Vial of Life and need to update your information you may obtain a blank Vial of Life Form by clicking here.

If you do not have a Vial of Life Kit and are interested in obtaining one, please contact Kirby Medical Center at (217) 762-2115.

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

For information on emergency preparedness, check out this link www.Ready.Illinois.gov

More information about this website which was developed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), as well as a link to the mobile version of the emergency preparedness website, can be found under Community Services on our website http://kirbyhealth.org/our_services/community_services.php

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For a Calendar of Events sponsored by Kirby Medical Center and/or Kirby Auxiliary or for more information on any of our events, please call our Marketing Director, Heidi Apperson, at (217) 762-1513.

 

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If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive our Kirby Connection newsletter, please send an email to contact@kirbyhealth.org with your name & address.

You may also submit an address change to contact@kirbyhealth.org

 

PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEYS- NOW ONLINE

For over five years now, Kirby Medical Center has been sending patient satisfaction surveys to randomly selected patients. Those surveys have been administered on paper through the mail and filled out by hand.

However, in addition to the paper surveys, Kirby Medical Center began administering patient satisfaction surveys electronically via email in August. Randomly selected patients will receive a survey in either paper format or email format, but not both. Kirby Medical Center hopes that the availability of the survey in email form will add an additional convenience to patients as part of the hospital’s continued efforts to make it easier for them to submit feedback about patient experiences.

Both surveys contain the exact questions - regardless of the survey delivery method. And, as with the paper ones, the e-surveys are completely confidential.

 

Events

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

The Kirby Auxiliary hosts a FREE Blood Pressure screening every Tuesday in the Promenade at Kirby Medical Center from 9am until 11am.  

It's fast, easy and the best part...it is FREE.  While you are here, why not stop by the Gift Shop where you'll always find new and exciting things in store. 

If you are in need of transportation to Kirby Medical Center for blood pressure screenings (or to donate blood), you may want to consider calling Piatt County Public Transportation (Piattran) at 762-7821.  Registered Seniors may be able to ride for free.  You may call Piattran Monday - Friday from 6AM to 6PM for more details.

 

 

CONSIDER GIVING BLOOD - A GIFT FOR SOMEONE IN NEED AND SO EASY TO DO!

Mark your calendar with the dates for blood drives held at Kirby Medical Center and co-sponsored by the Kirby Auxiliary and Kirby Medical Center.

The Kirby Auxiliary has been hosting American Red Cross blood drives every eight weeks since 1981. The blood drives at KMC will be held in the classrooms, which are adjacent to the Apple a Day Café.  Anyone needing directions or assistance can ask a helpful guest services member located right inside the front entrance.

Blood Drive Dates:

January 3rd, 2017           12 - 5:30pm

April 25th, 2017               12 - 5:30pm

August 22nd, 2017          12 - 5:30pm

December 19th, 2017     12 - 5:30pm

Walk-ins are always welcome!

If you need transportation to Kirby Medical Center to donate blood (or for blood pressure screenings), consider calling Piattran (Piatt County Public Transportation) at (217) 762-7821.  Registered Seniors may be able to ride for free.  You may call Piattran Monday - Friday from 6AM to 6PM for more details.

 

 

KIRBY'S 2016 HOLIDAY CARD DESIGN CONTEST WINNER, KELLY ROONEY

Congratulations to Kelly Rooney from Washington School in Monticello for winning Kirby's 2016 Holiday Card Design Contest!

Click here to view Kelly's Holiday Card Design >>


Kelly Rooney- 2016 Holiday Card Design Winner

 

 

ALL IS BRIGHT FEATURING THE KIRBY WINTER WELLNESS WALK

Ready to go walking in a winter wonderland? With the generous support of Kirby Medical Center, we will be illuminating a Winter Wellness Walk! Enjoy a stroll of twinkling lights from the Mansion through the Avenue of the Formal Gardens and Brick Wall Garden to the Visitor Center. The Kirby Winter Wellness Walk will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 5-8pm until January 15 to help you stay moving (and add some holiday cheer!) this winter!

Come out for the kick off event on December 1 and enjoy festive performances by the Monticello High School Madrigals and the Angelus Bell Choir from Grace Methodist Church in Urbana, along with complimentary snacks and drinks. Artists from the Monticello Area Arts Council will lead an ornament making workshop (pre-registration required) using natural materials from Allerton’s woodlands.

The Walk and kick off event are FREE, but donations are appreciated.

Please let us know if you’re coming to the December 1 kick off event here.

Register for the ornament making workshop here.

 

ALLERTON SHOWCASE

The Allerton Showcase will take place on Dec. 10, 11 &12.  Visit the Kirby Auxiliary booth and go to www.allerton.illinois.edu/upcoming events for details describing the event.

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT- MASSAGES & MAMMOGRAMS-FULL! STAY TUNED FOR DATES IN 2017.

Girls Night Out is full and no longer reservations will be accepted for December 14th.

We will be opening up more Girls Night Out- Massages & Mammograms in 2017. Stay tuned for more information and dates!Join us December 14,  4-7 p.m for your annual 3D mammogram and receive a complimentary massage and delicious dessert!  Call the Imaging department to reserve your spot today, 762-1826

 

 

KMG- CERRO GORDO OPEN HOUSE

Join us on Friday, December 16, 2016, 4-6pm for an Open House
All are invited to come tour our new facility. We will have medical directors, providers, and staff members on hand to answer questions and provide tours.

 

COLLETTE TRAVEL - TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY

The Kirby Auxiliary will host Collette Travel on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:00PM in the Kirby Medical Center Classrooms.  Collette Travel will be giving a presentation on a trip to New York City being planned for August, 2017.  To hear more about signing up for this trip, please attend the presentation on January 10th.  If you have questions, you may contact Norma Wesley, Kirby Auxiliary Ways & Means Chairperson, at 217-762-8041. 

Spotlight on New York City

 

PRINCESS TEA PARTY

You are Invited to a Royal Fundraiser benefiting Paint Piatt Pink

Princess Tea Party

Come dressed as your favorite princess or in your favorite party dress. Enjoy a special afternoon filled with fun & magic just for you and your friends. For princesses 4-10 years old.

SEATING IS LIMITED. 
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

$30 per Child 
Pretty in Pink Boutique $20
Includes hair, nails, tiara, and sash.

*Studio 114 is providing Pretty in Pink pampering prior to the tea party at the Allerton Mansion. Cost is $20 and includes hair, nails, tiara, and sash. Appointment for the Pretty in Pink Boutique is required and can be scheduled by calling 217-762-1513 or email happerson@kirbyhealth.org. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/princess-tea-party-tickets-29988545547 

 

KIRBY AUXILIARY TO HOLD YOGA CLASSES

Beginning on February 21, 2017, the Kirby Auxiliary will again hold Yoga Classes on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Kirby Medical Center classrooms.  Cost for each class is $10.  Please contact Norma Wesley via email allikatwine@gmail.com or phone 217-762-8041, if you plan to attend.  Thank you!

Dates for this session of Yoga classes are listed below:

February 21 & 28, 2017

March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2017

April 4, 11, & 18, 2017