Piatt County Community Programs
Kirby Medical Center is a major part of the Monticello and Piatt County
community. We organize numerous programs for community outreach, scholarship
opportunities, and medical education. Learn more about our services below
and feel free to call in with any questions or comments.
Neighborhood Medic Program
Our Ambulance Service has developed a Neighborhood Medic Program designed
to serve and enhance the general safety, health and well-being of the
residents in our service area. Those with special needs will be considered
for the program. The purpose of this program is to check on the well-being
of individuals in both health and safety related issues. For more information
on this service and eligibility requirements, please contact the Kirby
Ambulance Service at (217) 762-1803.
This program, provided by Kirby Ambulance Service, was developed for second
grade classes in the Monticello, Bement, and Deland schools. For the entire
school year, each second grade class "adopts" an Emergency Medical
Technician (EMT) or paramedic (EMT-P) who spends 30 minutes a month talking
to the students about various healthcare topics, such as placing an emergency
phone call to 911, cold weather safety, and wearing seat belts.
By familiarizing students with emergency equipment, the ambulance and its
personnel, the program is aimed at lessening the potential fear and emotional
trauma that children may suffer during an emergency event.
Kirby Ambulance Service offers CPR classes to the public throughout the
year. On a regular basis, they provide CPR instruction to Health class
students at Monticello High School and Bement High School. They also handle
the CPR instruction classes for the Daycare Association. If you would
like the Ambulance Service to hold a CPR class for your group or organization,
please contact Crystal at (217) 762-1801 to make arrangements.
Emergency Preparedness Information at Your Fingertips
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has developed the following
www.ready.Illinois.gov - as a one-stop-shop for emergency preparedness information. Find out
how to plan, prepare and recover from all types of emergencies or disasters,
including caring for children, animals and pets, preparing an emergency
kit, developing a family plan, and much, much more.
Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships are available to students in the Kirby Medical Center service
area who are pursuing careers in health-related fields. A student who
is in good standing may reapply annually and may receive the Thomas Dixon
Memorial Scholarship for up to, but not to exceed, three years or six
(6) semesters at an approved institution. Each scholarship will be at
least $1,000. The program first began in 1974 and has afforded hundreds
of young people an opportunity to follow their dreams.
Application deadline for this year's scholarships was
March 13, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Karen Ewald at
TDmemorialscholarship@gmail.com or at (217) 840-7923 for more information.
The 2021 scholarship application will be available online beginning January 13, 2021.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Kirby Medical Center is committed to progressive hospital, outpatient,
and specialty services.
Download Community Health Needs Assessment to view our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.