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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.

 

 

 

HOSPITAL WEEK BIKE RAFFLE

KIRBY HOSPITAL WEEK BIKE RAFFLE

$5 PER TICKET OR 5 TICKETS FOR $20
BIKE OF YOUR CHOICE FROM CHAMPAIGN CYCLE

Winner will receive a gift card valued of $400
Proceeds to benefit:
Piatt Co Ecumenical Food Pantry
Bement Food Pantry
Community Action
Small Hands PC Infant Needs & Diaper Pantry

Drawing: May 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Kirby Medical Center- Monticello, IL
Need not not to be present to win.

Make checks payable to Kirby Medical Center

 

KIRBY'S KITCHEN - FATS

Join this event to know your cholesterol numbers and learn which fats to include in meals and cooking to keep your heart healthy. The event takes place Thursday May 12, 2016 from 5 to 6:30 pm. 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 May 5th, 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.

 

2016 KIRBY DERBY

The Kirby Derby is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, along with a FREE Kids’ Race. The race takes place in the Forest Preserve Park on Saturday May 14th, 2016 at 8:00AM. Participating in the Kirby Derby is a great way to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while having fun. All the proceeds go to the development of the Wellness Trail provided by the Kirby Foundation. For more information and online registration click the link: http://kirbyderby.org/

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.