Kirby Medical Center and Kirby Derby Partner with Chris Striegel

Monticello, IL – Kirby Medical Center is excited to announce a new partnership with Chris Striegel, a previous Kirby Derby participant and fitness enthusiast.                 

In 2013 Chris Striegel, a Local 601 inside wireman, began working towards a healthier lifestyle – he lost 100 pounds in a year’s time  by maintaining a healthy diet and participating in local obstacle races and 5K runs.  On May 10th, 2014 Chris finished 12th overall in the Kirby Derby 5K with a time of 21:26.64. He also received a trophy from Kirby Medical Center for placing third in his age group.  Kirby Derby race organizers were happy to have Chris as a participant and appreciate his strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

On August 30, 2014 Chris’ life would change in a matter of seconds.  Chris was in a diving accident on Mattoon Lake that would leave him paralyzed from the armpits down.  Chris is currently undergoing rehab at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is hoping to be back home by February’s end. Chris is optimistic by nature and is excited about finding new ways to stay happy, healthy and well.

Developing and providing services that make Piatt County and surrounding areas healthier places to live is Kirby Medical Center’s overarching goal.  The Kirby Derby is one of many wellness services Kirby Medical Center offers to the community and is becoming increasingly popular as the years go by.  As a previous participant and fan of the Kirby Derby, Chris was excited to partner with Kirby Medical Center for the 2015 Kirby Derby: “We would be humbled to even be considered for such a successful and charitable organization like Kirby Hospital and Kirby Derby” said Chris.

 Chris will be invited to start the race at 8:00am on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Forest Preserve Park in Monticello.   In addition, Kirby Medical Center will donate $1 to the Chris Striegel fund for every person that registers for the Kirby Derby (5K Recreational Walk, 5K Run and 10K Run). These funds will contribute to Chris’ medical expenses on his journey to recovery.

Earlybird Registration is now open! Accounts are set up at First State Bank and Busey Bank for donations for Chris Striegel.  There is also a GoFundMe account that was created to help with Chris’ medical expenses:   If you have any questions regarding the Kirby Derby please contact Heidi Apperson at



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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



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.



The Winter 2014 Edition of our Kirby Connection newsletter and a Special Heart Health Edition are now available by clicking on the corresponding links below.  Past editions of the Kirby Connection newsletter are also available by clicking on the appropriate link below:

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For a 2015 Calendar of Events sponsored by Kirby Medical Center and/or Kirby Auxiliary, please click here.  For more information on any of our events, please call our Marketing Director, Heidi Apperson, at (217) 762-1513.



Kirby Medical Center was recently alerted to a telephone phishing scam that appears to originate from a Kirby Medical Center telephone number. If you receive a telephone call from the hospital and do not recognize the caller, please hang up and contact Kirby Medical Center directly at (217) 762-2115. The person answering our telephone can confirm whether the person you spoke with is an employee. We will never call to ask for a credit card or social security number, nor will we solicit any type of service. Thank you for placing your trust in Kirby Medical Center.



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.






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 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.



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 2015 include:

February 24th,  12 - 5:30pm

April 21st,  12 - 5:30pm

June 16th,  12 - 5:30pm

August 18th,  12 - 5:30pm

October 20th,  12 - 5:30pm

December 15th,  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.



The 8th annual Kirby Derby will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.  $25 Earlybird registration will be coming soon!  Stay tuned!