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.”
Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship on Monday, November 7.
Walking for Wellness allows individuals who walk regularly for exercise to do so even during inclement weather. The Bowl, located at 215 South Church, will be open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., each day school is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session.
Walking for Wellness is also offered year round at First Christian Church, 2106 South Main, in South Jacksonville. First Christian is currently on their fall/winter schedule, offering walking hours from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Walkers there should use the south entrance.
Participants should sign in each day they walk. Jogging is not permitted, and walking is limited to the concourse around the top of the Bowl and to designated areas at the church. No registration is required.
Walking for Wellness is made available through the cooperation of Jacksonville School District #117, First Christian Church, and Passavant Area Hospital.
For additional details on Walking for Wellness, please call Passavant’s Marketing and Communications Department, 245-9541, extension 3129.