Gertrude HohmannThe family of a long-time nursing director at Passavant Area Hospital and the Passavant Area Hospital School of Nursing has matched the memorial contributions made in honor of their late mother, Gertrude Hohmann. Hohmann was the nursing director at the school from 1952 to 1972. She died this past August at age 94.

While at the Passavant Hospital School of Nursing, Hohmann grew enrollment from 13 students to 90 and enhanced science education for the nursing students through a cooperative program with Illinois College. She was also instrumental in the school obtaining accreditation by the National League of Nursing in 1952, a designation the school maintained every year. She was later appointed nursing director for the hospital. She retired in 1972.

“My mom had such a strong involvement over the years at Passavant. Her career was one success after another. Looking back and after visiting with some of her formers students, I’m positive that because of her efforts Passavant constructed the School of Nursing,” said her son Richard Hohmann.

The Hohmann family donated an additional $2,200 to the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation in honor of their mother. The funds are being used for student nursing education, medical-surgical nursing certification exams, and wound ostomy continence nursing certifications.

“Mrs. Hohmann took pride in knowing Passavant earned Magnet status for their nursing department. She was dedicated to advancing patient care through nurses training,” said Pam Martin, Executive Director of the Passavant Foundation.

Elianna

  • Elianna
  • Born on: 2/5/2016 @ 08:22
  • Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Length: 19 Inches

Noah

  • Noah
  • Born on: 1/31/2016 @ 09:04
  • Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
  • Length: 20.5 Inches

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Deanna Seymour, Two South.

Deanna is a certified nurse assistant and works on the Two South nursing unit. She’s been employed at Passavant two years.

“My responsibilities include communicating effectively between staff and patients, providing hands-on care to patients, promoting a safe work environment, and providing quality care,” Deanna said.

Her nomination form from a grateful patient read, “Deanna took such great care of me while I was in the hospital. She always cared for my needs and made me as comfortable as possible. She was also very professional at her job and also made my husband comfortable while he stayed with me. There was never a time that I felt unsafe with Deanna’s care. She always made sure to hang on to me while I was walking. If I was scared, she made sure to comfort me with such kind words and we shared stories about riding motorcycles. If I were to ever be hospitalized again at Passavant, I would ask for Deanna right away.

Deanna resides in Jacksonville.

The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives a cash award, an Employee of the Month lapel pin, wall plaque, engraved writing instrument, a tote bag of Passavant promotional items, meal certificates for use in the hospital cafeteria, and a day off with pay.

Emma

  • Emma
  • Born on: 2/2/2016 @ 11:28
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz.
  • Length: 20 Inches

Christy

  • Christy
  • Born on: 2/1/2016 @ 09:17
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Length: 20.5 Inches

Isabella

  • Isabella
  • Born on: 1/30/2016 @ 19:25
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz.
  • Length: 21 Inches

Believe

  • Believe
  • Born on: 1/30/2016 @ 07:11
  • Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz.
  • Length: 20.5 Inches

Alice

  • Alice
  • Born on: 1/30/2015 @ 11:37
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz.
  • Length: 21 Inches

Beckett

  • Beckett
  • Born on: 1/28/2016 @ 08:40
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Length: 20 Inches

Hohmann Family Matches Memorial Contributions to Foundation

Posted on: February 8, 2016

The family of a long-time nursing director at Passavant Area Hospital and the Passavant Area Hospital School of Nursing has matched the memorial contributions made in honor of their late mother, Gertrude Hohmann. Hohmann was the nursing director at the school from 1952 to 1972. She died this past August at age 94. While at the Passavant Hospital School of Nursing, Hohmann grew enrollment from 13 students to 90 and enhanced science education for the nursing students through a cooperative program with Illinois College. She was also instrumental in the school obtaining accreditation by the National League of Nursing in 1952, a designation the school maintained every year. She was later appointed nursing director for the hospital. She retired in 1972. “My mom had such a strong involvement over the years at Passavant. Her career was one success after another. Looking back and after visiting with some of her formers students, I’m positive that because of her efforts Passavant constructed the School of Nursing,” said her son Richard Hohmann. The Hohmann family donated an additional $2,200 to the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation in honor of their mother. The funds are being used for student nursing education, medical-surgical nursing certification exams, and wound ostomy continence nursing certifications. “Mrs. Hohmann took pride in knowing Passavant earned Magnet status for their nursing department. She was dedicated to advancing patient care through nurses training,” said Pam Martin, Executive Director of the Passavant Foundation.

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