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Cunningham Named August 2019 ALMH Colleague of the Month


Kathleen Cunningham of Lincoln has been named the August Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Colleague of the Month.

Cunningham’s connection to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital began when she was born at the hospital when it was located on Eighth Street. She has now been a food service coordinator at ALMH for 10 years and still enjoys taking care of patient dietary needs.

Several colleagues nominated Cunningham for the recognition. Cheryl Boyd appreciates that she is always very happy to help in any way possible. “She is quick to help and works very hard,” said Boyd.

Colleague Beth Simonson wanted to recognize her for maintaining a very positive and nurturing attitude during a recent heavy workload. Simonson described her as having “great leadership skills with an inspiring work ethic.” And Cunningham’s concern for patient safety is appreciated by Allison Lowman.

“Kathleen is always smiling. She has a positive attitude and gentle voice with our patients. She always goes above and beyond to make sure that patients get the most out of their meal, or will provide other options from the cafeteria if their diet allows it. The patients love her,” said Lowman.

Upon receiving the award, Cunningham said, “I’m very proud of the work that Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital does for the community.”

ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. For more information about ALMH, visit