News & Events
PHONE SYSTEM OUTAGE
Kirby will be having a phone system outage at 9:30 PM on Monday, November 16. This is for necessary repairs to keep the system from failing in the future. We are anticipating a 90 minute outage to complete the repairs. Should you need assistance during that time, you may call 762-2387 (Emergency Department Registration), 762-7140 (Emergency Department), or 762-7063 (Nursing).
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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:
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 email@example.com with your name & address.
You may also submit an address change to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
PEARLS & MORE JEWELRY FUNDRAISER
The unique 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry at Pearls & More Jewelry is available to purchase, but supplies are limited. 100% of the price you pay for each item goes directly to the Women’s Imaging Department at Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, IL. Visit Pearls & More Jewelry in Downtown Monticello to purchase.
Pearls & More Jewelry: 110 W Washington St, Monticello, IL
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 2015/2016 include:
December 15th, 2015 12 - 5:30pm
February 16th, 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'S KITCHEN- RECIPE REHAB WINTER FLAVORS
“Kirby’s Kitchen” wraps up our last lesson of 2015. Join us as we rehab some winter recipes to keep your taste buds satisfied and waistlines fit.
For more information, click here. Call 217-762-2191 by Thursday, October 29, 2015 to register or go online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=13129
KIRBY AUXILIARY HOLDING YOGA CLASSES IN MARCH AND APRIL
Kirby Auxiliary will hold Yoga classes at 6:30 PM on most Tuesdays in March and April in the KMC Classrooms. Dates for the Kirby Auxiliary Yoga Classes include: March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th; April 5th, 12th, & 26th. Cost is $10 per session per person. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.