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    Board of Governors Annual Meeting

    • October 20, 2016
    The annual Passavant Area Hospital Board of Governors Meeting was held Oct. 13 at Hamilton’s. A variety of topics covering the status of the hospital and future planning was presented and discussed. Greg Lepper, Chair of the Board of Directors, provided his perspectives on the organization. Charles Sheaff, MD, Chief Medical Officer, shared some of the recent improvements in patient outcomes and medical staff expansion. Two current members of the Board of Directors, Gary Scott and Thomas Veith, were recognized for extending their current terms for another four years. Scott is owner/general manager of WLDSWEAI radio; Veith is a local attorney. Eric Giebelhausen, MD, was honored on his retirement from the Board of Directors. Other members of the Passavant Board of Directors include: Doug Awe, Reginald Benton, Keith Bradbury, Ginny Fanning, Barbara Farley, PhD, Donald Headen, James Hinchen, MD, Gilbert Joehl, Phyllis Lape, PhD, Greg Lepper, Steve Lillpop, MD, Nancy Spangenberg, and Kelly Staake. The Board of Directors is comprised of 16 community members, each serving a four-year term. Directors are elected by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is comprised of representatives from 139 churches in the Passavant service area. Greg Lepper, Chair of the Board of Directors, addresses the Governors.
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    Larissa Sorrells is Employee of the Month

    • October 19, 2016
    Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Larissa Sorrells, Rehabilitation Services. Larissa is a physical therapist and athletic trainer. She has been employed at Passavant four years. Her job responsibilities include evaluating and treating patients with functional mobility programs, pain, orthopedic problems, and providing athletic training coverage for local and area high school athletic events. Her nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “Larissa is an outstanding employee. She is consistently going above and beyond to care for her patients and provide a great patient experience. Since she began working at Passavant, she has assisted our department in improving patient care, streamlining our processes and working to decrease our wait times for appointments. One example of how Larissa is an outstanding employee occurred recently. My son had a hospital stay and was at home recovering. She volunteered to come in on her day off and treat my patients so I could stay at home with my son. It is employees like Larissa that make Passavant a great place to receive care and to work.” Larissa and her husband, Josh, are the parents of two children, Tucker and Bo. The family resides in Beardstown. 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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    October Blood Donors

    • October 19, 2016
    One hundred fifteen persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the October 2016 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 New donors for October included: Ronald Cooley, Kathy Courier, Sharon Kellogg, Kerstyn Roth, Danny Smith, and Tamara Smith. The only platelet donor for October was Ivan Williams. The complete donor list for October includes: Ronald Albin, Steven Anders, Shawn Artis, Robert Ashby, Donald Aubry, Steve Barfield, Eva Barnd, Merle Beddingfield, Earl Bennett, Irene Bettis, Kristin Boynton, Kevin Braley, Sarah Brogdon, Sarah Bye, Spencer Campbell, Kenneth Carmean, Jan Carpenter, Jerry Carriger, Chris Cisne, Peggy Clemons, Bonnie Criss, Natasha Crow, Judy Cummings, Edward DeGroot, William Doolin, Dennis Doyle, Jayme Duncan, Bobett Dunphy, Robert Elliott, Larry Flynn, Dianna Follis, David Forsman, Leslie Forsman, Charles Frank, Bill Frisch, Kali Fry, Carrie Fundel, Jerod Fundel, Linda Garrison, Stephen Gilbreth, Marrilee Godek, Michael Guidish, Calvin Hance, Richard Harmon, Margaret Hendricks, Robert Hill, Betty Hillig, Brent Hinthorne, Kristi Hughes, Shawn Hughes, Kyla Hurt, Doris Huseman, Jennee Jones, Judith Kazmierski, Daniel Keesee, Kevin Klein, Kaleb Knous, Deborah Lair, Debra Landes, Mark Langdon, Corey Lange, Julia Lathrop, Rita Lawless, Trevor Lawson, Judith Leak, Janet Littig, Lora Littig, Ronald Little, Jamie Long, Tom Long, Amanda Luck, Larry Ludwig, Richard McCormick, Gregory McDaniel, Patrick McDannald, Joe McManus, David McNeely, Mary McNeely, David Mead, Jerry Meado, David Melbourne, Megan Melbourne, Daniel Metz, Fred Moody, Gail Moore, Edward Murphy, Abigail Murray, Rita Northrop, Robert Northrop, Melanie Powell, Rita Rossi, Ashley Rouland, Angela Rouland, Carl Sanders, Jan Schumm, Dorothy Schwartzkopf, Kris Schwiderski, Shannon Shafer, David Sharrow, Prosper Shaw, Patrick Sipes, Tracie Simmermaker, James Stocker, Patricia Sullivan, Katelyn Tabit, David Tavender, Konnie Trace, Chester Vache, Frank Vignone, Alexis Vincent, Retha Vincent, Victoria Vinyard, Samuel Wagner, Jean Wagner, Sue Walker, Brian Ward, Steve Warmowski, James Welch, Patricia Whalen, Bradley White, Mildred White, Pamela Williams, Barbara Wooldridge, Darrell Wynn, and Karen Zink.
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    Doug Rahn, President and CEO, to Retire

    • October 12, 2016
    Doug Rahn, DBA, President and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital, a Memorial Health System affiliate, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2016. “The decision to retire was made after much deliberation and planning with my family. I have spent my entire adult life working in hospitals and have enjoyed a career that has been professionally and personally rewarding. After 37 years, it is time to spend more time with my family, friends, and pursue other interests,” said Rahn. “By the end of 2016, my tenure at Passavant will be approaching three years. I could not have asked for a more enjoyable assignment upon which to end my career. The board, staff, and community have been outstanding to work with.” Rahn joined Passavant as its President and CEO in April 2014 after serving as the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2008 to 2014. Prior to joining the health system, Rahn held the role of senior vice president and chief operating officer for Leesburg Regional Medical Center and as CEO for two acute-care hospitals in Michigan. Rahn’s leadership was instrumental in Passavant’s affiliation with the health system. In the almost three years since the affiliation, Passavant has seen their patient safety indicators rise to the top 10th percentile nationally, patient satisfaction averaging in the top 30 percent nationally, and employee satisfaction in the 94th percentile. Under Rahn’s direction, Passavant has added and expanded numerous patient care services including the heart failure, pain, and lymphedema clinics, the behavioral health unit, and interventional radiology. Rahn was also instrumental in Passavant’s partnership with the SIU School of Medicine and the Morgan County Health Department on the SIU Center for Family Medicine-Jacksonville. “I’m grateful for Doug’s leadership during his time at Passavant Area Hospital as he successfully oversaw Passavant’s affiliation into Memorial Health System. Memorial is a better organization because of Doug’s contributions during his 10 years of leadership with the health system,” said Ed Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health System. “In his tenure at Passavant, Doug developed excellent relationships with the board, community, physicians and employees. Passavant is well positioned for success in the future thanks to his efforts. We will begin actively seeking his successor to continue to build on our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.” The Passavant Board of Directors will work with the health system to evaluate and select Rahn’s replacement.  
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    September Blood Donors

    • October 5, 2016
    Fifty-six persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the September 2016 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 New donors for September included: Carey Gaige and Shaun McGinnis. The only platelet donor for September was Nicole Maul. The complete donor list for September includes: David Agans, Wilda Agans, Clem Anders, Samantha Andrews, Jennifer Angelo, Thomas Asama, Erin Bauler, Everett Birdsell, Wendell Braley, Ann Brockhouse, Susan Brosmith, Angela Carpenter, Tim Chipman, Christopher Cisne, Donna Cockerill, Larry Crabtree, Kristi Edwards, Doug Elledge, Toni Estler, Kristy Gaudio, Marcia Gillespie, Mark Gillespie, Marcelle Gnann-Johnson, Philip Harrison, Donivyn Hawk, Charles Hill, John Huston, Mary LaKamp, Roger LaKamp, David Lawson, Marian Lindemann, Floyd Lomelino, Jr., James Lynn, Richard Lyons, Charles Martin, Jerry Meado, Daniel Metz, Brian Millard, Patricia Nevins, Cheryl Newell, Judy Niemeyer, Jim Oliver, Kim Pohlman, Paul Pyers, Matthew Renouf, Jamie Robison, Justin Roesch; Samuel Scheets, Don Schmidt, Bruce Selway, Theresa Selway, Wendy Sue Smith, William Stout, Ron Summers, Cynthia Thomas, Terry Valentine, William Vaniter, Ray Vasey, William Welch, Brian Whitaker, Ivan Williams, Barbara Wooldridge, and Karen Zink.
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Calendar of Events

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21oct7:00 pm- 8:00 pmAlzheimer’s Support Group
24oct7:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoga Class #4
25oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmJointWorks Education Class-2
26oct6:00 pm- 7:00 pmBreastfeeding Support Group #2
26oct6:00 pm- 9:00 pmPrepared Childbirth Education Class – Part 2 of 2
31oct6:00 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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