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    Race Donates $3,000 to Special Olympics

    • July 20, 2017
    Kevin Eckhoff, Communications Coordinator and Race Director of the Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K, center, presents a check for $3,000 to Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team members, Crystal Jackson, left, and Jesse Mattern. The check represents proceeds from this year’s 25th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K. Jackson and Mattern both participated in the May 27 event. Also present for the check presentation was Harry Schmidt, left, Passavant president and chief executive officer, and Richard Larkin, community living services director for Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc. The Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics program provides competition in several different sports to over 100 Special Olympics athletes from Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Sports offered include: athletics, basketball, bowling, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball. The Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K is the longest consecutive running event in Jacksonville.
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    Patricia Huckabay is Employee of the Month

    • July 13, 2017
    Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Patricia Huckabay. She is a clerk in the patient registration department and has been employed at Passavant five years. Her nomination from a grateful co-worker read, “Patricia is pleasant and friendly with everyone. She always has a smile. She always goes above and beyond creating a wonderful experience for every patient. She helps wherever needed and does anything without complaint. Patricia often stays when the department is short-staffed and has helped out with all shifts. Recently, she noticed a job that needed to be done. She took the initiative to discover what she could do to help. She followed up on each issue with progress and took time to learn. She also came up with a great idea to add notes to each visit so that everyone could view the work that had been done. Patricia is an asset to Passavant and Patient Registration. We are lucky to have her!” “As a patient registration clerk, I ensure patient insurance and demographic information is up-to-date. I create, update and maintain most outpatient and inpatient visits. In addition, I order laboratory, x-ray and other outpatient tests,” Patricia said. The care and compassion we provide here makes Passavant a fantastic place to work and an even better place to get the care you need,” added Patricia. Patricia resides in Jacksonville with her two children, Kyla and Ava. 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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    Free Kidney and Diabetes Screenings

    • July 11, 2017
    The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to provide free kidney and diabetes screenings on Tuesday, July 25. Screenings will be at Passavant in the main lobby and meeting rooms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no cost, but appointments are encouraged. To schedule an appointment, please call 479-5800. A limited number of walk-in appointments will also be available. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Screenings include blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, urinalysis and a blood draw, if necessary. Fasting is not required. In addition to the free screenings, attendees will also be able to talk privately with a healthcare professional about their results and take an educational tour of the Kidney Mobile®. The Kidney Mobile is the  nation’s only custom mobile unit that travels across the state screening individuals for kidney disease. To date, the Kidney Mobile® has screened nearly 45,000 people in Illinois. Alarmingly, over 80 percent of those screened were found to have at least one significantly abnormal test result. Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined, but while the majority of Americans can recite the common tests for breast and prostate cancer, many do not know the risk factors and tests that could keep them off dialysis and the transplant list. Because kidney disease often develops slowly with few symptoms, it can frequently go undetected until it is very advanced. Simple steps such as controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, keeping weight down, exercising regularly, quitting smoking, and avoiding excessive use of pain medicine, can help reduce risk. “One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease,” said Mara Lidacis, Director of Community Health Education with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. “Our goal is to educate the community about the risks for kidney disease and detect it early so that people can manage the disease and slow its progression.” To learn more about the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, visit www.nkfi.org.
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    Class of '67 Celebrates 50 Years

    • June 23, 2017
    Members of 1967 graduating class from the Passavant School of Nursing gathered at Hamilton’s June 9 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The following day they toured Passavant followed by lunch. Seated (left to right) is Mary Lakamp Brockhouse, Susan Herr Lakamp, Jeanne Evans Byal and Gloria Haley. Standing (left to right) is Janice “Jamie” Morrison Spikes, Donna Wood Ferry, Mollee Marshall Thomas, Jane Hopkins Hadden, Carole McCollister Rausch, Judy Hurtte Pittinger, Karana Beard Lynn, Lynn Gee Rochkes, Beverly Robinson Nelson and Ruth Anne Martin Manes. Not pictured are Harriett Freitag, Judy Armstrong King and Jill Reel Richards. Beverly Werries, a former CRNA at Passavant, was given special recognition for celebrating her 60th graduation anniversary during the event. Jeanne Byal, a former Passavant registered nurse, organized the group’s anniversary dinner and activities.
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    Duck Race Winners

    • June 5, 2017
    Here are the winners from yesterday’s 23rd Annual Duck Race for Lifeline at Nichols Park in Jacksonville: 1st Place                Nancy Wood, $1,000 2nd Place               Morgan County Abstract Company-Amy Coats, $500 3rd Place               Angela Coffman, $300 4th Place               Bob Morris, $200 5th Place               Mr. and Mrs. Brian Glascock, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 6th Place               Carrie Sheppard, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 7th Place               Tena White, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 8th Place               Brenda Coultas, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 9th Place               Jacksonville Noon Rotary, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 10th Place             Midwest Emergency Department Physicians, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate Passavant’s Lifeline Program provides 24-hour help and medical assistance. The event raised $37,555 for the Lifeline Program at Passavant in their mission to improve the health of the people and communities they serve. Bruce Selway holds the winning duck for everyone to see. His daughter, Katie, assisted him at the finish line.
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24jul7:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoga Class #4
25jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmKidneyMobile-Free Kidney and Diabetes Screening
25jul5:30 pm- 8:30 pmCPR: BLS Healthcare Provider Class
26jul6:00 pm- 7:00 pmBreastfeeding Support Group #2
31jul6:00 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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