Awards and Certifications


  • Passavant Area Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
  • In 2014, the Laboratory Department was awarded an accreditation by the Commission of Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
  • In 2009, the Imaging Services Department was awarded an accreditation by the American College of Radiology for its Mammography Department.
  • Passavant achieved the status of a Magnet® Hospital from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2009. Passavant was redesignated for Magnet status in 2014.
  • In 2008, the Imaging Services Department was awarded an accreditation in Ultrasound by the American College of Radiology.
  • Passavant Area Hospital was awarded The Lincoln Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence in 2007 for its earnest efforts to adopt and apply continuous improvement principles.
  • The Emergency Department has the Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) designation for specialized care of patients 0 to 15 years of age.
  • Passavant is a Regional SANE-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Hospital for Region 3A in Illinois.

Race Donates $3,000 to Special Olympics

Posted on: July 20, 2017

Kevin Eckhoff, Communications Coordinator and Race Director of the Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K, center, presents a check for $3,000 to Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team members, Crystal Jackson, left, and Jesse Mattern. The check represents proceeds from this year’s 25th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K. Jackson and Mattern both participated in the May 27 event. Also present for the check presentation was Harry Schmidt, left, Passavant president and chief executive officer, and Richard Larkin, community living services director for Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc. The Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics program provides competition in several different sports to over 100 Special Olympics athletes from Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Sports offered include: athletics, basketball, bowling, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball. The Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K is the longest consecutive running event in Jacksonville.

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