• Alexandra
  • Born on: 4/15/2014 @ 06:53
  • Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz.
  • Length: 20 Inches


  • Gavin
  • Born on: 4/14/2014 @ 13:40
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz.
  • Length: 20 Inches

The Jacksonville Park Foundation and Passavant Area Hospital are partnering with Illinois College Professor Dr. Jeremy Turner to give away helmets to every fourth grade student in Jacksonville.

The Protect the Melon! campaign encourages youth to wear a helmet when biking, roller skating, riding a scooter, skateboarding or any other “wheeled” activity. “The importance of wearing a helmet has been shown to save lives and protect against brain injuries,” said Dr. Turner. “Being active is essential to being a healthy child, and with that comes falls and tumbles.”

Illinois College psychology students have been presenting a brain awareness program and giving away bicycle helmets to fourth graders at Lincoln Elementary for a number of years. Jacksonville Park Foundation founding board member Harry Ford had the idea to expand the program to all the schools in the community. Passavant has agreed to provide proceeds from the May 31 Passavant-Powerade 5K and 10K Race to provide helmets for all 350-plus fourth graders in Jacksonville public and private schools.

On Thursday, April 17, Illinois College students will travel to District 117 schools (see schedule below for photo opportunity) to give a lesson on how the brain works, show how a melon without with and without a helmet fares when hitting the pavement, and distribute the helmets. Distribution to Our Saviours, Salem Lutheran, Westfair, and Illinois School for the Deaf, will be at a later date.

Links, tips and information on being a Melonhead is available at


  • Michael
  • Born on: 4/14/2014 @ 11:53
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz.
  • Length: 21 Inches

Doug Rahn, President and CEO, joined Gary Scott on A.M. Conversation this morning on WLDS Radio.
Here is the interview.


  • Alegria
  • Born on: 4/12/2014 @ 22:25
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz.
  • Length: 21 Inches


  • Joel
  • Born on: 4/11/2014 @ 03:29
  • Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
  • Length: 20 Inches


  • Kane
  • Born on: 4/9/2014 @ 11:37
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz.
  • Length: 20.5 Inches


  • Archange
  • Born on: 4/4/2014 @ 14:04
  • Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
  • Length: 20 Inches


  • Axel
  • Born on: 4/7/2014 @ 04:12
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz.
  • Length: 20.5 Inches

April blood donors

Posted on: April 16, 2014

One hundred thirty-six persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the April 2014 blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blood is drawn in Meeting Room 4, just off the Main Lobby. New donors are continually sought. More information about the Central Illinois Community Blood Center program may be obtained by calling 753-1530 in Springfield, or 245-9541, extension 3694, during the Blood Center visits to Passavant. New donors for April included: Jamie Armstrong, Keith Bradbury, and Richard Harmon. Platelet donors for April included: Roger Allen, Emmett Braswell, Herschel Carriger, Dave Deweese, Randy Duvendack, Rick Harmon, Bill Jacquot, James Lankford, Tracy Smith, and Vicki Vinyard. The complete donor list for April includes: Marsha Allen, Clem Anders, Larry Armstrong, Shawn Artis, Bob Ashby, Larry Baker, Tim Barber, Steve Barfield, Jacob Beard, Jo Anne Beard, Mike Bergschneider, Ruth Bettis, Everett Birdsell, Skip Bradshaw, Sarah Brogdon, Dorthy Brooks, Katie Brunk, Jim Burrus, Sarah Burton, Ed Casey, Dawn Chaney, Chris Cisne, Barbara Cockerill, Nicole Costello, Mary Crawford, Judy Cummings, Bill Curry, Barbara Davenport, Heather Davidsmeyer, Ed Degroot, Erika DeShasier, Jay Diers, Kelsey Doyle, Jayme Duncan, Pat Erickson, Ninfa Ervin, Mary Esslinger, Brad Fergurson, Tammy Fergurson, Jensen Flinn, Charles Frank, Duane Friend, Linda Garrison, Steve Gilbreth, John Griffin, Linda Griffin, Evan Hamilton, Phil Harrison, Brian Hayes, Paul Herring, Gary Hickox, Jeff Hill, Robert Hill, Tamarya Howard, Ralph Hubbert, Trevor Huffman, Erica Hurst, Heather Johnson, Judy Kazmierski, Beth Kershaw, Zuzana Killam, Brianna Klein, Kendra Klein, Kevin Klein, Sandi Knight, Debbie Lair, Mark Langdon, Kay Lawless, Teresa Lehnhausen, Macel Lyons, Nancy Mawson, Richard McCormick, Lisa McElfresh, Joe McManus, David McNeely, Phyllis Miller, Victoria Miller, Newton Mitchell, Gail Moore, Kendra Moore, Donald Newby, Judy Niemeyer, Rita Northrop, Robert Northrop, Richard Ommen, Roger Ore, William L. Oxley, Laura Peterson, Katie Pippin, Keith Points, Melanie Powell, Georgia Ratliff, Martha Reid, Bonnie Rich, Angela Rouland, Ashley Rouland, Carl Sanders, Sandy Sanders, Pamela Scholfield, Debbie Scott, Bruce Smith, Mary Lou Seymour-Smith, Janice Smith, Austin Spencer, Debbie Sitton, Larry Sitton, Tom Stevens, Amanda Still, Sharon Strubbe, John Turley, Kaitlyn Toland, Dave Trusvell, Sandra VanBebber, Alexis Vincent, Retha Vincent, Bill Welch, Mike Werries, Brian Whitaker, Monica White, Kenneth Winter, and Janet Wood

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