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

New 3D Mammography at Passavant Area Hospital

Posted on: June 18, 2015

  Passavant Area Hospital is excited to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. Pasavant’s system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and the ground-breaking tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance for all breast types. “We believe breast tomosynthesis will benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients, and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and/or women with a personal history of breast cancer,” said Patti Brown, Director of Imaging. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40% higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone. Tomosynthesis technology gives radiologists increased confidence with up to a 40% t reduction in recall rates. The tomosynthesis screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast. By offering women the latest technology in mammography, Passavant expects to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Passavant Area Hospital is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering breast tomosynthesis digital mammography, Passavant provides the latest in imaging technology. If you have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact your physician or the Imaging Department at 245-9541 extension 3371. #####

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