Message from the President/CEO, Annette Schnabel

Welcome to the Perry Memorial Hospital website. Please browse our website to learn how Perry is leading the focus on community health and promoting wellness for the future through collaboration with the communities we serve.

We encourage you to use the information on this site as a health resource for primary care, the latest advances in specialty care and surgery, medical rehabilitation, advanced diagnostic imaging, laboratory, nutrition services and quality, compassionate nursing care.

Thank you for choosing us as your family’s healthcare resource. We are honored to serve you.

Perry Memorial News and Events

Aug 20

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Location: Bureau County Metro Center Cost: $5 per session Join Perry’s Medical Rehabilitation team for Tai Chi  classes at the Metro Center.  Jereen Mercer, a licensed Occupational Therapist Assistant at Perry will lead the class.  Tai Chi for Arthritis has been modified for those living with the pain of arthritis – although the class is beneficial for those without arthritis as well. New participants are always welcome. For more information, contact Jereen Mercer, COTA/L (815-876-4494.

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Aug 21

Grief and Loss Support Group

Location: Perry Memorial Chapel (located on the main floor of the hospital) Cost: Free to attend Have you lost someone you loved?  Having a hard time coping with an ailing friend or family member? The Grief and Loss Support Group offers anyone experiencing grief a place to find the comradery and support they need. For more information, contact Angie Hughes, LCPC, at 815-876-2070.

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Aug 21

ECG Rhythm Interpretation

Location: Lower Level Conference Room of Perry Memorial Hospital Cost: $99, which includes the course book, handouts and certificate of completion.  (There is no charge for PMH staff, they have the option to purchase the course textbook for $60 or borrow and return a used one.) This 5-class course is ideal for those who are pursuing a career as a Monitor Tech or for those who need thorough coverage of Rhythm Interpretation for ICU staff or ACLS prep. For more information, contact Marcia Hartwig by email at, please leave the best contact number to reach you in the event of class cancellation.  Registration deadline is 4 weeks prior to the first class. 

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Aug 22

Pink Ribbon Club

Location: First Congregational Church, Peru Cost: Free to attend, light meals provided. The Pink Ribbon Club is open to  cancer fighters, survivors and their family members.  The group discusses education and resources and offers a comfortable place for supportive conversation.    To register, call 815-220-0342.

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