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BILL HAWORTH HELPS SAVE LIFE IN SHANGHAI AIRPORT

Bill Haworth is a man of many talents. He is a local business owner, a Kirby Auxiliary member, and flight attendant for Delta Airlines.
 
Bill is a kind man with a generous spirit. He has had numerous fundraisers benefiting the Kirby Auxiliary and each year designs special bracelets for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 
His most recent act of generosity was saving a life of a passenger who suffered a stroke on a flight. Bill earned a "Save the Day" award from Delta Air Lines for helping the victim. The crew was honored this week at Delta's Atlanta headquarters.
 
Great job, Bill and Delta Airline staff!
 
Click Here to read the full story. 
 
 

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.

 

SHARE KIRBY'S HISTORY WITH US

In 2016 Kirby will celebrate its 75th anniversary of providing the community with compassionate care.

We are looking for photos and various memorable stories involving Kirby over the last 75 years to share with the community.

If you would like to share some of Kirby’s history with us, please email Heidi Apperson at happerson@kirbyhealth.org.

 

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

 

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.

 

WANT TO RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER?

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 for 2016:

June 28th, 2016  12 - 5:30pm

August 23rd, 2016  12 - 5:30pm

October 25th, 2016  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 MEDICAL CENTER HOLIDAY HOURS

Click Here for a list of Kirby Medical Center's Summer Holiday Hours

 

 

FREE CROSSFIT KMC CLASS

This is a chance for you to try CrossFit before joining, free of charge!

Click Here to sign up!

 

FREE CROSSFIT KMC CLASS

This is a chance for you to try CrossFit before joining, free of charge!

Click Here to sign up.

 

CROSSFIT KMC CLASSES BEGIN

CrossFit KMC classes begin June 20th. To learn more or register, click here.

 

CROSSFIT KMC GET FIT CLASSES BEGIN

CrossFit KMC Get Fit classes begin on June 21st. To learn more or sign up, Click Here.

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT- MASSAGES & MAMMOGRAMS

Join us for a Girls’ Night Out Event on Wednesday, June 22nd 5-7:30 p.m.

You’ll enjoy a FREE relaxing mini massage, delicious dessert, and a 3D mammogram. 

One of the most important cancer screening exams a woman can have.

Call 217-762-1826 to schedule your appointment.

Future event dates:

September 21, 2016

December 14, 2016

 

KIRBY'S KITCHEN - GLUTEN

What is gluten and am I supposed to eat it? Come to this event to better understand Celiac disease and gluten intolerance and to taste gluten-free recipes. The event takes place Thursday July 7th, 2016 from 5 to 6:30pm.  The event will be held at the Apple a Day Cafe within the Kirby Medical Center on 1000 Medical Drive--Monticello, IL. Register online at go.illinois.edu/dmp by June 30th, 2016. For questions or to register, contact the Piatt Extension Office at 217-762-2191 or chuth2@illinois.edu. The cost is $5 per person.

 

SPORT PHYSICAL CLINIC- JULY 28, 3-6PM

Sport Physical Clinic

Thursday, July 28th
3pm-6pm

Only $25- A Great Savings!!!
$20 from each clinic sports physical will be donated to the school or Athletic Club of athlete

 

SAGE CITY SPRINT TRIATHLON

Registration is now open for the August 13th Sage City Sprint Triathlon. Please visit www.triharderpromotions.com for details.

The Kirby Medical Center/KMC Sage City Triathlon will include a 300 meter swim, 13.5 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. This USAT certified course will start in the new Monticello city pool using a serpentine swim route. The bike route will highlight one of Monticello's prime attractions; Allerton Park. Riders will enter the park along the recently completed South entrance. The route circles the famous Sunsinger statue at the West edge of the park, and offers beautiful views of many park features. The run is a flat, fast course along a closed jogging path that is heavily shaded. The path travels over Monticello's new wooden bridge spanning the Sangamon River. The path is paved for about two miles, and hard packed gravel for one mile. The surface variation offers terrific relief for tired feet. Expect PR run times.


Come join us for the inaugural event being hosted by the team at Tri Harder Promotions.

 

KIRBY'S KITCHEN - SIMPLY SALT

What does it mean to watch your sodium intake? Come to this event to learn to keep your heart healthy and discover ways to reduce sodium intake without losing flavor. The event will take place on September 1st, 2016 from 5 to 6:30pm.  The event will be held at the Apple a Day Cafe within the Kirby Medical Center on 1000 Medical Drive--Monticello, IL. Register online at go.illinois.edu/dmp by August 25th, 2016. For questions or to register, contact the Piatt Extension Office at 217-762-2191 or chuth2@illinois.edu. The cost is $5 per person.

 

KIRBY'S 75th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

SAVE THE DATE

Kirby's 75th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Take a step back in time on Kirby’s Wellness Trail and join us for a fun-filled day of entertainment, sharing historical stories, and celebrating 75 years of Kirby caring for the community!

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT- MASSAGES & MAMMOGRAMS

Join us for a Girls’ Night Out Event on September 21st,  5-7:30 p.m.

You’ll enjoy a FREE relaxing mini massage, delicious dessert, and a 3D mammogram. One of the most important cancer screening exams a woman can have.
Call 217-762-1826 to schedule your appointment.

Future event dates: December 14, 2016

 

KIRBY'S KITCHEN - SMALL STEPS

Simple strategies to achieve a healthy weight. Come to this event to learn how to take charge and reach the best weight for you. You will also learn that small changes can improve your weight, reduce your risk of chronic health conditions like diabetes, and improve your quality of life. This event will take place Thursday November 3rd, 2016 from 5 to 6:30pm.  The event will be held at the Apple a Day Cafe within the Kirby Medical Center on 1000 Medical Drive--Monticello, IL. Register online at go.illinois.edu/dmp by October 27th, 2016. For questions or to register, contact the Piatt Extension Office at 217-762-2191 or chuth2@illinois.edu. The cost is $5 per person.

 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT- MASSAGES & MAMMOGRAMS

Join us for a Girls’ Night Out Event on December 14,  5-7:30 p.m.

You’ll enjoy a FREE relaxing mini massage, delicious dessert, and a 3D mammogram. One of the most important cancer screening exams a woman can have. Call 217-762-1826 to schedule your appointment.

Future event dates: December 14, 2016