Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, an affiliate of Memorial Health System, has been providing healthcare services to the residents of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, Macoupin counties, and portions of Brown and northern Pike counties in West Central Illinois since 1875. The Mission of Passavant Area Hospital is to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.
Passavant, licensed for 93 patient beds, is staffed by 900 full and part-time employees, and an active medical staff of 70 physicians. Passavant is the largest employer in Jacksonville.
Passavant Area Hospital is a Magnet® Hospital as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA), and VHA.
“We are a major partner in the communities we serve,” says Douglas Rahn, President & CEO. “As part of our Mission, we continually respond to the evolving healthcare needs of the patients, lend a helping hand when needed, and enhance our services to meet the demands of our public.”
Roxie Werries of Meredosia was selected as Passavant Area Hospital’s Volunteer of the Year during the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner June 14 at Hamilton’s.
Roxie, who regularly volunteers in the Passavant Auxiliary Gift Shop and at the Main Information Center, has volunteered at Passavant for 24 years. In addition to her regular volunteer schedule, she also works behind the scenes providing support on special volunteer projects and fund-raisers. Roxie also serves as the area chairman for Meredosia on the Passavant Auxiliary Board.
Nominations for the award come from fellow volunteers. Some of the nomination comments on Roxie included, “Always friendly and eager to help, looks for the good in others, a team player, kind and caring to everyone, and compassionate, conscientious, and very dependable.”
As Volunteer of the Year, Roxie receives a plaque, medallion, and a special Volunteer of the Year smock to wear while volunteering at Passavant.
Roxie Werries accepts the Passavant Volunteer of the Year award from, left to right, Doug Rahn, DBA, Passavant President and CEO; Jan Fellhauer, Director of Volunteers and Lifeline; and Greg Lepper, Chair of the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors.