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:
· 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:
· 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.
Bazaar: Since 1953, an Annual Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar is held each year in November. Currently there are 11 areas, including the Antique Boutique, Auxiliary Gift Shop, Children’s Breakfast with Santa, Cookbook, Deaconess Tea, Florals/Gift Gallery/Wreaths, Food Pantry, Frozen Foods, Local Vendors, Luncheon, and Raffle Packages.
Book, jewelry, sportswear, and uniform 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.
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.
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:
· Bears for the Emergency Department and Pediatric Surgeries
· Central Illinois Community Blood Center – Nourishment for Blood Donors
· Magazines for All Waiting Areas
· Mini-Medical Days T-shirts for 500 Local and Area Second Grade Students
· Newspapers for Patients
· Stress Echocardiography System (3-Year Pledge)
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 three categories of membership: annual, life, and married couple 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. · Gift cards are available for gift memberships.
One hundred seventeen persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the July 2016 blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital on the first and second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blood is drawn in Meeting Room 4, just off the Main Lobby. New donors are continually sought. More information about the Central Illinois Community Blood Center program may be obtained by calling 753-1530, or by visiting www.bloodcenterimpact.org.
New donors for July included: Caden Beddingield, Laticia Brown, Kristi Hughes, Shawn Hughes, Holly Pennell, and Sandra Pyle.
Platelet donors for July included: Roger Allen, Randy Duvendack, Jared Maggart, Nicole Maul, and Ivan Williams.
The complete donor list for July includes: David Agans, Wilda Agans, Ronald Albin, Jean Allan, Kayleigh Ambrose, Randy Ambrose, Steven Anders, Samantha Andrews, Jennifer Angelo, Judith Armstrong, Larry Armstrong, Ryan Arnold, Thomas Asama, John Bailey, Timothy Barber, Steve Barfied, Douglas Battefeld, Merle Beddingfield, Irene Bettis, Ruth Bettis, Patricia Boldt, Wendell Braley, Patricia Brockhouse, Susan Brosmith, Sarah Burton, Ronald Busen, Jerry Carriger, Brenda Chaudoin, Paul Chaudoin, Charles Cisne, Chester Clanton, Franklin Cline, Martin Combs, Judith Cummings, Stephen Dickman, William Doolin, Edwin Doyle, Kristi Edwards, Mary Esslinger, Toni Estler, Jo Eyer, Larry Flynn, Dianna Follis, Gabrielle Fry, Carrie Fundel, Jerod Fundel, Linda Garrison, Kristy Gaudio, Courtney Glass, Marcelle Gnann-Johnson, Linda Griffin, Tom Guthrie, Theresa Hance, Sandra Harden, Philip Harrison, Ralph Hastie, Joey Henry, Charles Hill, James Hinchen, Joseph Hosteny, Hayley Hughes, Kyla Hurt, Doris Huseman, Melissa Jarvis, Dawn Johnson, Karl Jones, Mary Jones, Judith Kazmierski, Daniel Keesee, Magen Kennedy, Terri Kimler, Abigail King, Madison Kirk, Deborah Lair, Kathleen Langdon, Brittany Latham, Julia Lathrop, Randall Lawson, Nancy Lewis, Janet Littig, Jamie Long, Kimberly Long, James Lynn, Gaylon Martin, Sandra Martin, Nancy Mawson, Fred McCord, Joseph McManus, Alan Merriman, Daniel Metz, Vicki Middendorf, Brian Millard, Janet Morris, Cheryl Newell, Rita Northrop, Robert Northrop, James Oliver, Thomas Phillips, Michael Preston, Paul Price, Deborah Rogers-Flinn, Donald Schmidt, Jan Schumm, Randall Scott, Bruce Selway, Theresa Selway, Bruce Smith, Richard Snelling, Ronald Spencer, Angela Spray, Bailee Stephenson, Peggy Stephenson, Jamie Stille, Kayla Strohl, Joshua Strotheide, Patricia Sullivan, Ronald Summers, Katelyn Tabit, Kris Templin, Judith Tighe, Chester Vache, Terry Valentine, William Vaniter, Raymond Vasey, Jean Wagner, Samuel Wagner, William Welch, Patricia Whalen, Brian Whitaker, Emily Williams, Gayle Wolke, Barbara Wooldridge, and Bobby Jo Woolsey.