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

Passavant Farm Tour

Posted on: July 9, 2015

Forty of Passavant Hospital’s community leaders boarded a bus on Tuesday, July 7, for a tour of local farmland that helps support the hospital with annual income. Hospital board directors, Passavant Foundation trustees, Farm Advisory Committee members, hospital administrators, farm operators, and farm managers were present for the excursion. Farms visited included the Hinderliter Farm, east of Jacksonville, which was donated by Hobart and Marian Hinderliter in 2013; the Barsnes Farm in Alexander, donated by Irma Fox Barsnes in 1985; the Corrington Farm, also in Alexander, donated by Frances W. Corrington in 1973; the Mildred Dinwiddie Farm in Literberry, donated by Mildred J. Dinwiddie in 1982, and the Frank Dinwiddie Farm, donated by Frank C. Dinwiddie in 1981. The final stop of the evening was at Dr. Ugs Café in Virginia, where the group enjoyed dinner. Passavant is the owner or trust beneficiary of over 4,000 acres of farmland. Corn, soybeans, and occasionally, wheat are farmed on the land located in Morgan, Cass, and Scott Counties. The Foundation shares 423 acres with four local institutions: Berea Church, Bob Freesen YMCA, Hebron Cemetery and Illinois College. The Passavant Farms are managed by professional farm managers with oversight by the Passavant Foundation Farm Advisory Committee. Annual income from the Passavant Farms is directed by the donors for “Greatest Need,” patient financial assistance and nursing scholarships. Annual income from grain sales exceeds $900,000 and assists the hospital in carrying out its mission to improve the health of the people and communities it serves. The Foundation’s philosophy is to retain and operate productive farmland. Stewardship of the land is overseen by the Passavant Farm Advisory Committee, a group of hospital board directors and local farmers. The committee works closely with farm managers and farm operators to ensure best land management practices. This tour gives the Farm Advisory Committee the opportunity to visit with farmers and farm managers, and allows them to see the land and assess growing crops in person. The much anticipated annual event also allows hospital leaders to thank farmers in person for their dedication in caring for the donated land which generates income with each harvest to advance patient care. “We are truly grateful to the farm families who have provided a legacy for local healthcare through gifts of farmland,” said Pam Martin, Executive Director of the Foundation. “It is a great responsibility to be good stewards of their land.” The most recent planned gift of Scott County farmland was donated by Howard and Vera Million in 2014. The Million Farm is 320 acres and valued at $3,500,000.

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