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.”
With local produce season soon approaching, Passavant Area Hospital is proud to announce their partnership with the Lincoln Square Farmers Market as the main sponsor for the 2016 season.
“Good nutrition is important for a healthy lifestyle. Paired with physical activity, a nutritious diet helps maintain a healthy weight, lowers the risk of chronic diseases, and promotes overall health. We’re happy to partner with the vendors as they provide healthy fruits and vegetables. Their selection is always amazing,” said Doug Rahn, DBA, President and CEO, Passavant Area Hospital.
The partnership with the Market also reinforces Passavant’s message of 5-2-1-0. 5-2-1-0 is a nationally-recognized childhood obesity program encouraging children to increase their physical activity and encourage healthy eating. Recent data shows that nearly 30 percent of Morgan County adults and 42 percent of sixth grade students are obese. The 5-2-1-0 message is 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, 2 hours or less of screen time per day, 1 hour of physical activity each day, and 0 sugar sweetened beverages.
The Lincoln Square Farmers Market opens for the first time on Saturday, May 7, at 7 a.m. The regular schedule is Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. The Market is located in the south portion of the Lincoln Square Shopping Center on Morton Avenue.