Passavant Area Hospital Foundation

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Malory Jefferson

Special Newborn Practices Focus on Health and Bonding

Passavant's leading-edge practices for newborns, including waiting to bathe and “rooming in”—a model in which babies remain alongside their mothers rather than staying in a nursery—promotes emotional and physical well-being.

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Kerri Barton

Jacksonville Weight-Loss Services Help Mom Lose 150+ Pounds

Kerri's father died from weight-related complications, and she was determined to be healthier for her children. In addition to her determination to make healthy choices, the Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center, including services close to home in Jacksonville, helped her lose more than 150 pounds.

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Lois Wicks

Staying Active Key to Good Health

Wicks, 90, takes walking seriously. She started taking part in Walking for Wellness almost 17 years ago and tries to walk every day.

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Melissa Dyson

Rehabilitation at Passavant Helps Melissa Overcome Complex Injury

A hand-crushing dog bite required 16 stitches at the Passavant Emergency Department and an orthopedic surgery to reattach a tendon and repair a joint. Rehabilitation at Passavant, and a strong relationship with staff close to home, helped her stay positive and regain grip strength and range of motion.

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Steve King

Ortho Surgery at Passavant Gets Champion CrossFitter Back in the Game

He set his sights on the CrossFit Games, spending three to four hours in the gym each day. But that process came to a halt when he slide down the fire pole to respond to a call and felt a pop in his right knee. Despite his setback, six weeks later Steve was back on track to be a champion.

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Beard Family

Family Chooses Passavant for Orthopedic Care

Jacksonville’s Beard family understands they have a choice when it comes to healthcare. Over and over again, they choose Passavant Area Hospital—seven times for orthopedic care alone in the past several years.

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Phil McCarty

Fast-Moving Emergency Care Prevents Tragedy

A friendly competition among friends at the gym lead to an epidural bleed and basal skull fracture. Thankfully, emergency care close to home got Phil on his feet in no time.

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