Auxiliary


Founded in 1896, the mission of the Passavant Hospital Auxiliary is to advance and promote the welfare of Passavant Area Hospital through ways approved by the Passavant Hospital Board of Directors.

This is accomplished by:
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Interpreting to the public the functions, services, and needs of the hospital;
· Providing services to the hospital and its patients;
· Raising funds in a manner satisfactory to the Board of Directors of the Hospital and in harmony with the planning of the community.

The Auxiliary serves a three-fold purpose:
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To provide scholarships for employees seeking to further healthcare training;
· To purchase needed items requested by various hospital departments;
· To offer various outreach services and programs to support and promote Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville and the surrounding community.

Fund-raisers

Bazaar:
Since 1953, an Annual Holiday Bazaar is held that adjusts as times dictate new needs. Currently, there are about a dozen departments including a luncheon and antique boutique.

Follies:
Every four years a Follies stage-show is held, which is not only a fund-raiser, but has proven to be a successful community builder as well.

Special Events:
Uniform, book and jewelry sales are held throughout the year, offering quality items at special prices.

The Gift Shop:
Opening in 1951, as a major financial endeavor of the Auxiliary, this has to be one of the best-kept secrets in Jacksonville! The Shop speaks for itself as it houses some of the finest gifts and greeting card selections in town.

Scholarships

The Auxiliary is committed to promoting education. Many scholarships are granted to employees working toward advanced healthcare degrees.  If they meet the criteria and the funds are available, full-time, part-time and per diem employees may apply for $700 scholarships up to three times per year.

Nursing Scholarship Guidelines
Nursing Scholarship Application

Revised 3/2015

Donations
One of the Auxiliary’s major purposes is to help support various departments of the hospital with their needs. Items purchased in the last year include:

·  C-arm portable x-ray unit for Surgical Department
·  Fluorescent light covers for Imaging Services Department
·  Z-Phone 150 and two, Z-Phone 340s for Nursing Administration
·  iPads with iTunes for Speech Therapy Department
·  Printer and window blinds for Gift Shop
·  Tables, tablecloths, and greenery for use at the Bazaar
·  Replenishment of Patient Support Fund for Volunteer Department
·  Coffee supplies for the ICCU Waiting Room
·  2 GlideScopes for the Emergency Room and Operating Room
·  Carpet for the Lobby, Meeting Rooms and Gift Shop
·  Recumbent Cross Trainer for Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation
·  Crib with Security Top for Pediatrics
·  12-Month Subscription to Baker Taylor Book Leasing for Sibert Library
·  4 Physio-Control Lifepak 500 AED Mobile Responders for Rehab. Services/Team Rehab.
·  Jeep for Lifeline

Outreach Services and Programs

Central Illinois Community Blood Bank:
Auxiliary members coordinate with the CICBB to encourage participation in the Blood Bank and report on donors at the monthly Board meetings.

Community Education:
Mini-medical days are held to provide education for area second graders by offering tours of the hospital. Board members attend the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Volunteer Leadership Conference to support, enhance and expand hospital volunteerism.

Health Advocacy:
Co-chairs provide information on pertinent state and federal legislation concerning medical issues affecting healthcare and hospitals and encourage membership in the IHA Political Action Committee.

Representatives:
Representatives from outlying communities (Alexander/Franklin/Waverly, Arenzville/Concord/Chapin, Greenfield/Roodhouse, Meredosia, and Murrayville/Woodson) serve on the Board to keep them in the Passavant “loop.”

Newsletters:
Newsletters are prepared and mailed and/or e-mailed to all members at least four times a year to keep everyone informed about the Auxiliary’s activities and to advertise special events, sales and dues renewal.

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Membership:
Membership is a valuable asset to the Auxiliary in both revenue and service.
· The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.
· Membership chairs are available at the annual Bazaar to renew or accept new memberships.
· Membership is open to any person interested in the mission of Passavant Area Hospital.
· There are two categories of membership: annual and life.
· Any member in good standing shall have the right to vote at the annual May meeting.
· Any member may participate in meetings and the affairs of the Auxiliary.
· Any member may be nominated to serve on the Auxiliary Board and to hold office.
· Membership is open to both women and men.
· There is a married couple life membership rate.
· Gift cards are available for gift memberships.

If you want to join the Passavant Auxiliary, return the membership application and dues to:

Passavant Area Hospital
Volunteer Department
1600 West Walnut
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Foundation Receives $4.5 Million Gift

Posted on: May 19, 2015

The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation is the recipient of two gifts totaling over $4.5 million from the estate of Howard and Vera Million. The Millions, who had deep roots in Central Illinois, farmed their entire lives in Greene, Scott, and Morgan Counties. Mr. Million also was the founder and president of the former Roodhouse Savings and Loan Association. “This gift is a reflection of Howard and Vera’s appreciation for the work and care that Passavant provides,” said Frank Cummings, Howard’s nephew. “Howard and Vera would be very proud and pleased to provide this gift. They both wanted to leave a legacy for healthcare and for education.” The first gift, 320 acres of farmland, appraised at over $3.5 million, was donated to the Foundation last year. With the addition of the Million farmland, the Passavant Foundation is the owner or trust beneficiary of over 4,000 acres of farmland. The Foundation shares 423 acres with four local institutions. The Passavant Farms are managed by professional farm managers with oversight by the Passavant Foundation Farm Advisory Committee. Annual income from the Passavant Farms, as directed by the donor, is for greatest need as determined by the Foundation, nursing scholarships, or patient financial assistance. The second gift, $1 million, is designated for Passavant Area Hospital’s new inpatient psychiatric unit. Construction of the psychiatric unit is set to start soon, with an opening date slated for summer 2016. The unit, located on the hospital’s third floor, will be an inpatient psychiatric facility for adults 18 and older. “This gift from the Millions will transform great patient care and assist the Hospital to advance healthcare services. We are so grateful to the Millions for their generous gift,” says Pam Martin, Executive Director of the Passavant Foundation. The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation serves to connect the Hospital with donors and to secure funding for mission-critical priorities. The Foundation is building a strong community tradition for financial support to meet local healthcare needs. 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, and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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