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    January Blood Donors

    • January 13, 2017
    One hundred thirty persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the January 2017 blood drive at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital on the first and second Monday 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, or by visiting www.bloodcenterimpact.org. There were no new donors in January. Platelet donors for January included: Randy Duvendack, William Jacquot, Roger Allen, Jared Maggart, and Carey Gaige. The complete donor list for January includes: David Agans, Ronald Albin, Thomas Asama, Robert Ashby, John Bailey, Erin Bauler, Deborah Beams, Jo Anne Beard, Merle Beddingfield, Norman Bensel, Jacalyn Bieber, Kristin Boynton, Sarah Brogdon, Linda Brown, Sarah Burton, Virginia Campbell, Jerry Carriger, Edward Casey, Christopher Cisne, Peggy Clemons, Pricilla Cook, John Courier, Kathy Courier, Christine Crabtree, Mary Crawford, Bonnie Criss, Judith Cumming, Edward DeGroot, John Demien, Stephen Dickman, William Doolin, Edwin Doyle, Timothy Duggan, Bobett Dunphy, Kristi Edwards, Mary Fergurson, Larry Flynn, Benjamin Fox, Charles Frank, Jerod Fundel, Stephen Gilbreth, Marcia Gillespie, Mark Gillespie, Geri Gillis, Merrilee Godek, Calvin Hance, Sandra Harden, Richard Harmon, David Hauser, Dick Hayes, Margaret Hendricks, Jeffery Hill, Betty Hillig, Amy Jackson, Keri Jackson, Susan Jones, Judith Kazmierski, Sharon Kellogg, Gerald Kirbach, Kevin Klein, Sandra Knight, Deborah Lair, Kathleen Langdon, Mark Langdon, Mary Lawson, Randall Lawson, Doris Lawton, Judith Leak, Tom Long, Nicole Maul, Joseph McManus, Mary McNeely, David Melbourne, Daniel Metz, David Meyer, Regina Meyer, Fred Moody, Richard Morris, Anita Moore, Thomas Moore, Tony Moore, Josiah Morris, Donald Newby, Cheryl Newell, Rita Northrop, Robert Northrop, Michael Ratliff, Elysia Riggs, Cathy Robison, Carl Sanders, Donald Schmidt, Jeffrey Schulte, Richard Scott, Shannon Shafer, David Sharrow, Martha Sheehan, Tracie Simmermaker, Danny Smith ,Wendy Smith, Allison Snodgrass, Andrew Souza, James Stocker, William Stout, Jeffrey Strate, Joshua Strotheide, Kris Templin, Veronika Thies, Konnie Trace, Kendra True, William Vaniter, Andrew Vasquez, Chester Vache, Frank Vignone, Alexis Vincent, Sue Walker, Tiffany Warmowski, James Welch, Joette Welch, Richard Welch, Christine White, Pamela Wilson, Barbara Wooldridge, Darrell Wynn, Jessica Yost, and Karen Zink.
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    Krystle Walz Honored as Employee of the Month

    • January 5, 2017
    Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Krystle Walz. Krystle is a supervisor in the Food Services department. She’s been employed at Passavant 14 years. Her nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “I have never had a time when I asked for assistance that Krystle has turned me down. She is always willing to help, no matter how big or small the request. She always has a smile on her face and I know I can count on her. She truly exemplifies what a great employee should be.” Krystle is part of the supervisory team in Food Service. “I’m in charge of arranging and setting up catering for meetings and other events, supervising employees in the kitchen, Ground Central, and Garden View Café, and other “behind the scene” duties in the department,” she said. “This place has been my home away from home for the past 14 years. It has always provided me with support in every way, from an employee to a patient. I’m proud to be part of the Passavant team.” Krystle and her husband, Denver, reside in Jacksonville. They are the parents of three children. 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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    Male and Female Births Nearly Even in 2016

    • December 30, 2016
    As we wrap up the year, the Obstetrics Department at Passavant Area Hospital is reporting 361 births for 2016. Of that number, 181 were girls and 180 boys. What were the most popular names for year? For the boys it was Logan; for the girls it was Macy. Earlier this year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois designated Passavant as a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care. As a Blue Distinction® Center, Obstetrics is recognized for providing evidence-based practices of care, as well as promoting successful breastfeeding. Passavant will celebrate the first newborn of 2017 with a package of special gifts for the parents and newborns, including a robe, baby blanket, baby toys, baby soap and lotion, diapers, and wipes, plus gift certificates donated by PurLux Nails and Spa and Robyn Maher Photography.
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    Woodforest Bank Spreads Holiday Cheer

    • December 22, 2016
    Representatives from the local branch of Woodforest National Bank recently visited Passavant Area Hospital to donate over 100 stuffed holiday animals for youngsters receiving care. “These gifts were made possible by our charitable foundation and by the generosity of our customers,” said Deborah Johnson, Woodforest branch manager. Johnson, right, and Chris Meyer, retail banker, second from left, presented the stuffed animals to Jerrod Wilson, Emergency Department nurse manager, left, and Leanna Wynn, Affiliate Vice President Nursing and Quality and Chief Nursing Officer. The stuffed animals will be distributed to young patients receiving care in the Emergency Department and in Pediatrics.
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    Kayla Knox is Employee of the Month

    • December 10, 2016
    Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Kayla Knox, Behavioral Health Unit. Kayla is a registered nurse in the Behavioral Health Unit. She has been employed at Passavant for three years. Her nomination from an appreciative patient read, “I had a total hip replacement and spent time on 2 South. I cannot adequately verbalize how well I was treated by all your nursing staff. Your nurses are your hospital. Although all of the nurses were excellent, Kayla was my favorite. She was so kind and encouraging. She is the reason I would return to your hospital for future care. She exemplifies the true heart of a great nurse.” “My responsibilities include assessing patients, distributing medication, delegating tasks, collaborating with physicians, and ensuring that patients receive the best care possible,” said Kayla. Kayla 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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17jan5:30 pm- 7:30 pmHeartsaver First Aid Class
18jan12:00 pm- 1:00 pmDiabetes Support Group
18jan5:30 pm- 7:00 pmHeartsaver CPR AED
21jan9:00 am- 4:00 pmPrepared Childbirth Education Class-All Day
23jan7:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoga Class #4
24jan5:30 pm- 8:30 pmCPR: BLS Healthcare Provider Class
25jan6:00 pm- 7:00 pmBreastfeeding Support Group #2
30jan6:00 pm- 7:00 pmYoga Class #5

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3D Mammography at Passavant

Passavant is committed to reducing breast cancer rates in our communities and has now employed the most advanced breast screening technology in this area – 3D tomosynthesis.
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