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    Passavant Volunteer Team Earns Bronze Award for Relay for Life

    • September 15, 2016
    The Passavant Area Hospital Volunteer Team for the Tri-County Relay for Life earned the Bronze Award for fund-raising at the 2016 event held this past June. The Volunteer team consisted of 22 participants. Through the sale of strawberry shortcake and donations, the Volunteer Team raised $2,654. This year’s Tri-County Relay for Life raised $89,637. Crystal Sewell, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, center, presented the Bronze Award to some of the team members last week. Left to right is Kenny Crews, David Mead, Kathy Courier, Joyce Mullens, Annette Woods, Jan Fellhauer, Amber Crowley, Debbie Richards, Michele Underbrink, Aileen Medlock, and Patty Crews.
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    Natalie Schildman is Employee of the Month

    • September 12, 2016
    Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Natalie Schildman, Emergency Department. Natalie is a licensed practical nurse in the Emergency Department. She’s been employed at Passavant for five years. Her nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “Natalie is an outstanding example of an exemplary team member in the emergency department. Natalie has a positive attendance record and is always appropriate in her appearance. Every single shift she works is a blessing to the department, staff and patients that she helps care for. Natalie works incessantly during her entire shift without delay or complaint. Her work ethic should be mirrored by all. She never hesitates to help any team member with any task that ranges from patient care to department clean up. I have yet to see her come to Passavant without a positive attitude towards all and an eager willingness to assist. There is no doubt in my mind that Natalie is beyond deserving of the recognition.” Natalie resides in Jacksonville. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives eight hours off with pay, an Employee of the Month plaque, a close parking space for one month, gift cards for the Cafeteria and Gift Shop, a movie gift card, pen and pencil set, picnic blanket, flashlight/tool kit, Mason jar cup, umbrella, small cooler, lunch sack, drawstring tote, water bottle, notepad, flashlight key ring, coffee mug, and cup.
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    Main Lobby Closing for Renovations

    • September 9, 2016
    Beginning Monday, September 12, the main lobby entrance at Passavant Area Hospital is closing for two weeks for renovations. During the closure, visitors and guests will be directed to the west entrance (Emergency Department). Signs will be posted with directions. Visitors and guests should continue to use the south parking lot. The west parking lot is reserved for patients using the Emergency Department. The main lobby reopens September 26.
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    Doorbell Dinners Program Starts 45th Year

    • September 2, 2016
    What would you do if you are ill and your physician prescribes a diet you cannot prepare for yourself? If you live in Jacksonville, you may qualify for Doorbell Dinners. | Passavant Area Hospital, Prairie Council on Aging, and Church Women United continue their effort to mark 45 years of preparing, providing, and delivering meals to local recipients unable to prepare meals for themselves. Over 14,000 deliveries were made during the past year to people in this situation. Passavant hosted the annual organizational meeting August 23where representatives from the Jacksonville churches met to coordinate the efforts for the new year. Jan Fellhauer, Passavant’s Director of Volunteers, best describes the Doorbell Dinner Program as a joint mission. “The Prairie Council on Aging screens applicants for dietary needs, as well as provides accounting and referral services; Passavant prepares a warm meal at noon, a sack lunch for evening, and coordinates five delivery routes; and Church Women United and volunteers from the Jacksonville churches deliver the meals. Working together they make Doorbell Dinners the success it is,” said Jan. Photo caption: back row, left to right: Jan Fellhauer (Director of Volunteers, Passavant Hospital), Katie Jackson (Dietary Clerk, Passavant Hospital), Carolyn Clayton (Director of Clinical Dietetics, Passavant Hospital), Adah Mitchell (Trinity Episcopal), Renee Leifheit (Faith Lutheran), Rita Tendick (Salem Lutheran), Nancy Thorsen (Executive Director, Prairie Council on Aging), Peggy Fernandes (Grace United Methodist), Sis Goben (First Baptist), Kay Welsh (First Christian), and Shirley Hicks (Our Redeemer Lutheran). Front row, left to right: Pat Baptist (Centenary United Methodist), Wanda Sorrill (Centenary United Methodist), Dorothy Rueff (Congregational UCC), Pat Schneider (Administrative Assistant, Prairie Council on Aging), Kaye Coop (Our Saviour’s), Dorothy Brooks (Volunteer Coordinator, Church Women United), and Anna Belle Blue (Mt. Emory Baptist Church and Bethel AME). Doorbell Dinner Coordinators not pictured include: Sandra Pekarek (Central Christian), Jeanne Cors (Central Christian), Ruth Verhoff (First Presbyterian), Linda Drake (Latter Day Saints), Jamie Cox (Life Church), Carol Smith, (Lincoln Avenue Baptist), Patty Fitzpatrick (Our Saviour’s) and Linda Reining (Wesley Chapel).
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    Passavant Awards Nursing Scholarships for 2016-17

    • September 1, 2016
    Seven future nurses are the recipients of Passavant Area Hospital nursing scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Cassie Borcky is the recipient of both a Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship and the Chris Racey Student Nurse Memorial Scholarship. Cassie, from Greenfield, is a sophomore at MacMurray College. “My mother is a nurse, so I’ve always grown up watching her. I hope to help others and be a great nurse one day like my mother,” she said. Katelyn Holaway receives a Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship. Katelyn is from Jacksonville. She is a sophomore at the Blessing Rieman College of Nursing. “Working as a nurse will help me bring joy to others while doing what I love, which is caring for people,” Katelyn said. Abby Jouett receives both the Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship and Chris Racey Student Nurse Memorial Scholarship. Abby, from Jacksonville, is a sophomore at MacMurray College. “I want to show compassion, strength, and guidance to patients who need it the most,” said Abby. Haley Kesler is the recipient of a Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship. Haley is from Petersburg. She is a senior at MacMurray College. “I’m passionate about nursing. Nursing creates the opportunity to continuously learn about the human body,” she said. Julianna Russotto receives both the Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship and the Chris Racey Student Nurse Memorial Scholarship. Julianna, from Jacksonville, is a sophomore at MacMurray College. “I chose nursing as my career because it is a rewarding field that will allow me to give back to those in the community,” said Julianna. Kaitlyn Toland is the recipient of both the Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship and the Chris Racey Student Nurse Memorial Scholarship. Kaitlyn is from Winchester and is a sophomore at MacMurray College. “I’ve known I wanted to be a nurse since I was six years old. Five years ago, my little cousin had the first of three corrective open heart surgeries. My time with them at the hospital showed me I truly wanted to be a nurse,” she said. Jessica Yost receives a Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship. Jessica is from Virginia. She is a senior at MacMurray College. “Growing up I was always in and out of hospitals while being a premature baby. I’ve built up ambition to be someone else’s helping hand and a piece to their own miracle,” Jessica said. The Chris Racey Student Nurse Memorial Scholarship was established at Passavant Area Hospital by Joe Racey in memory of his wife, Chris, to assist students who are enrolled full-time in a curriculum leading to licensing as a Registered Nurse. The Passavant Area Hospital Student Nurse Scholarship Fund, established by Passavant Area Hospital, assists students who are enrolled full-time in a curriculum leading to licensing as a registered nurse.
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Lincoln Square Farmers Market

Passavant Area Hospital is proud to partner with the Jacksonville Farmers Market as the main sponsor for the 2016 season.
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