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Safe Sitter Class Scheduled for Aug. 1

Safe Sitter, a class designed to prepare children ages 10-15 to be safe when home alone, babysitting or watching younger siblings, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant Area Hospital.
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Hands-On Healthcare Program to Focus on Ancillary Services

Hands-on Healthcare, a program designed to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers, is coming to Passavant Area Hospital next month.
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Passavant Area Hospital Hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Passavant Area Hospital is partnering with Memorial Behavioral Health to host a program later this month to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to youth showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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2019 Passavant-Gatorade 5K | 10K Results; Repeat 10K Winners

Henry Janssen, Madeline Jackson, Christian Solterman and Megan Wilson were the first place overall winners at this morning’s 27th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois.
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Temporary Road Closures for Passavant-Gatorade Race on Saturday

Portions of Westgate Avenue and Founders Lane will be closed temporarily for this Saturday’s Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race.
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Passavant Area Hospital Hosting Mental Health First Aid Training

Passavant Area Hospital is partnering with Memorial Behavioral Health to host a program later this month to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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Beardstown Native Returns Home to Provide Physical Therapy Services at Passavant Rehab Clinic–Beardstown

Passavant Rehab Clinic–Beardstown is expanding physical therapy services to patients in Beardstown and the surrounding areas with the addition of a hometown physical therapist, Larissa Sorrells, PT, DPT, ATC.
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Dr. Scott Boston Named President and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital

Dr. Scott Boston, the chief medical officer of Passavant Area Hospital and an emergency medicine physician, has been approved by the hospital’s board of directors to serve as the next president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital. He begins June 3.
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Martin Directs America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant to Passavant Foundation

Morgan County farmer and executive director of the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation, Pam Martin, has received a $2,500 grant through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Martin will use the funds to support one of the Foundation’s initiatives to provide training for volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) in the Passavant service area.
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Memorial Health System Hospitals Lift Visitor Flu Restrictions

With flu cases in Illinois declining, Memorial Health System’s four hospitals, including Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, have lifted their visitor restrictions.
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Becky Housman is April Employee of the Month

Becky Housman, BSN, RN, makes sure the care she provides for patients on the Three South nursing unit is special. She wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Passavant’s Jacob Daniels is Recipient of Daisy Award

The family of a critically–ill patient shared their appreciation for the special care Jacob Daniels, ADN, RN, ICCU, provided their loved one by nominating him for the Daisy Award.
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Ford, Myers, Sullivan Receive Patriot Award

Jessica Ford, BSN, RN; Karoline Myers and Heather Sullivan are recipients of the Patriot Award from the Employer Support division of the National Guard and Reserve.
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Memorial Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Program Receives National Recognition from Blue Cross

Memorial Medical Center is the only hospital in downstate Illinois to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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Rollins Recognized as Fellow of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, recently recognized Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN, Passavant Area Hospital, as a Fellow. This designation recognizes Rollins’ commitment to the field of dietetics and celebrates her professional accomplishments and pursuit of life-long learning.
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Passavant and Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Partner for Screen Time

Passavant Area Hospital and Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine are partnering to offer Screen Time, a free community skin cancer screening, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, in the Specialty Clinic at Passavant.
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Jacksonville Police, Memorial Behavioral Health to Support Drug Take-Back Day

The Jacksonville Police Department and Memorial Behavioral Health-Jacksonville are teaming up to support the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day later this month.
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Passavant-Gatorade 5K | 10K Set for May 25

The 27th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K is 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate. Proceeds from the Race will benefit youth scholarships for the Western Illinois Youth Camp.
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Understanding and Treating Allergies is Topic of Next Community Health Talk

Passavant Area Hospital will host a free Community Health Talk on understanding and treating allergies at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant.
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Community Health Program Builds Trust, Momentum

In its first three active months, community health initiative Healthy Jacksonville has improved quality of life for more than two dozen families living in the program’s targeted neighborhood in northeast Jacksonville.
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Anna White is Employee of the Month

“I love helping our patients get back on their feet,” said Anna White, DPT, Rehabilitation Services. “Working with a patient who has had pain and limitations for a long time experience that moment when they have no pain and they can do everything they want is my reward.”
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Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up March 21–22

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation urge you to “get your rear in gear” and pick up a colorectal cancer screening kit later this month.
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Lorna Legreid is Passavant Employee of the Month

Lorna Legreid takes the worries away for clients struggling with insurance and Medicare issues. As the Medicare/Insurance consultant for PAH, her work is often praised by clients and their families as “great” and “amazing.” So, it’s no surprise that Legreid was awarded the Employee of the Month honor, one of only two people at Passavant Area Hospital to receive the award three times.
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Managing Chronic Pain is Topic of Next Community Health Talk

Passavant Area Hospital will host a free Community Health Talk on chronic pain management at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant.
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Shelley Smith is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Shelley Smith, Environmental Services.
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Passavant Doll Hospital Featured at Doll-i-Day Event

Passavant Area Hospital will present a Doll Hospital during the Midwest Youth Services annual Doll-i-Day fundraiser.
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Passavant Area Hospital Appoints Dr. Scott Boston As Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Scott Boston, an emergency medicine physician, has been named Passavant Area Hospital’s next chief medical officer (CMO).
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Visitors to Passavant Area Hospital Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Influenza

Following a recommendation from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Memorial Health System is putting into place temporary visitor restrictions at its four hospitals to curb the spread of the flu.
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Krista Beatty is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Krista Beatty, RN, a registered nurse on the Three South nursing unit. Beatty has been employed at Passavant 14 years.
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Hands-On Healthcare Program to Focus on Nursing

Hands-on Healthcare, a program designed to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers, is coming to Passavant Area Hospital next month.
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Stephanie Yingling is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Stephanie Yingling, MOT, OTR/L, an occupational therapist in the Rehabilitation Services department. Yingling has been employed at Passavant three years.
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Bobby VanBebber is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Bobby VanBebber, a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. He has been employed at Passavant two years.
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Protocol at Passavant Improves Surgery Recovery, Lowers Opioid Use

Several long-held pre- and post-surgical practices – fasting, heavy IV fluids, powerful post-op narcotics and bed rest – are being reexamined, as facilities like Passavant Area Hospital adopt a set of “enhanced recovery” protocols to help surgery patients spend less time in the hospital, experience fewer complications and make a faster return to healthy living.
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Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.
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Marin Lea Coffey is First Newborn for 2019

Marin Lea Coffey is the first newborn at Passavant Area Hospital in 2019. Marin, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born at 7:55 p.m. on Jan. 1. Her parents are Morgan and Paul Coffey of Greenfield. Marin has two stepbrothers, Maddax and Taze.
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Quick Lane Car Wash Donates to Foundation for Cancer Care

The owners of Quick Lane Car Wash in South Jacksonville, present a check for $461 to Pam Martin, executive director of the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation.
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November Blood Donors

One hundred and three people donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the November 2018 blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital.
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Women’s Health Center to Offer Specialty OB-GYN Care; SIU Medicine to Manage Women’s Health Center

The Women’s Health Center at Passavant Area Hospital is offering more specialty care under new management from SIU Medicine.
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Passavant Area Hospital Completes Community Health Needs Assessment

Passavant Area Hospital has completed a community health needs assessment and placed the document online for the public.
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Passavant Area Hospital Earns Magnet® Hospital Designation for Third Time

For the third time since 2009, Passavant Area Hospital has been designated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. The Magnet designation is part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. With this redesignation, Passavant is part of a select group of 43 healthcare organizations in Illinois and 469 out of nearly 6,300 healthcare organizations in the United States to receive Magnet status. Passavant officials received the redesignation phone call from the ANCC earlier this afternoon.
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October 2018 Blood Donors

One hundred twenty-six people donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the October 2018 blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital.
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Jason Sidwell is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Jason Sidwell, an operations administrator in the Information Systems department. He has been employed at Passavant two years.
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Ayers’ Heirs Stop at Passavant on History Tour

Virginia Johnson of West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, examines a portrait of Eliza Freytag Ayers, Johnson’s great-great-great grandmother, during a tour of Passavant Area Hospital on Friday.
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Three Elected to Serve on Passavant Board of Directors

Maryjane Million, Stephen Symons and Brad Wilson, were elected to the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors during tonight’s annual meeting of the hospital’s Board of Governors at Hamilton’s. Each will serve a four-year term. They are replacing Board members Donald Headen, Gilbert Joehl and Phyllis Lape, PhD.
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Kevin Eckhoff is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Kevin Eckhoff, communications coordinator in the Marketing and Communications department. He has been employed at Passavant 33 years.
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Passavant Area Hospital’s Walking For Wellness Starts Oct. 9

Passavant Area Hospital’s popular indoor walking program returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Tuesday, Oct. 9.
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Passavant Partial Hospitalization Program Opens Today

Passavant Area Hospital’s behavioral health services are growing with today’s opening of the partial hospitalization program. The facility is located west of the Passavant campus at 559 N. Westgate.
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Passavant Partial Hospitalization Program Opens Today

Passavant Area Hospital’s behavioral health services are growing with today’s opening of the partial hospitalization program. The facility is located west of the Passavant campus at 559 N. Westgate.
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Carrie Wills is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Carrie Wills, a patient care technician on the Three South nursing unit. She has been a Passavant employee ten years.
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Healthy Jacksonville Initiative Announced

A partnership between Passavant Area Hospital, SIU School of Medicine and MacMurray College aims to increase access to healthcare using a holistic approach for vulnerable or at-risk residents of Jacksonville.
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Passavant Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The Laboratory Department at Passavant Area Hospital was recently awarded an accreditation by the Commission of Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of an on-site inspection. The Laboratory at Passavant is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.
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Doorbell Dinners Program Starts 47th Year

What would you do if you are ill and your physician prescribes a diet you cannot prepare for yourself? If you live in Jacksonville, you may qualify for Doorbell Dinners.
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Routt Catholic Crochet Club Donates Blankets

Simon Parlier, BSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, Passavant Family Maternity Suites nurse manager, center, accepts blanket donations from Routt Catholic High School seniors Vivian Peters, left, and Harrison Chumley, members of the school’s Crochet Club. The blankets will be distributed to newborns in Family Maternity Suites.
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Mary Turner is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Mary Turner, patient liaison. She has been a Passavant employee two years.
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Capps Blanket Display Moving to US Bank

The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation and US Bank Wealth Management honored the memory of Leland Capps last month with a special blanket presentation to Passavant whose patients benefit from a trust established by Capps 75 years ago.
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Passavant Foundation Recipient of Bellatti Estate

The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation is the recipient of a $50,000 estate gift from the late Charles M. “Charlie” Bellatti. The gift is designated for greatest need. Bellatti participated in Passavant’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation unit from 2001 until the time of his death in June 2017.
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MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM® — SITE VISIT

Passavant Area Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2009 and 2014 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In September, 2018, Passavant Area Hospital is applying for re-designation.
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Passavant Area Hospital Hosting Mental Health First Aid Training for Youths

Passavant Area Hospital is partnering with Memorial Behavioral Health to host a program next month to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to youths showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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Passavant-Gatorade Race Donates To Ainsely's Angels

Kevin Eckhoff, Passavant-Gatorade Race director, and Harry Schmidt, Passavant president and chief executive officer, presented a check for $3,272.88 to Ainsley’s Angels in Central Illinois as proceeds from the 2018 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K.
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Passavant Foundation, US Bank Honor ’75 Years of Local Legacy’

US Bank Wealth Management honored the memory of Leland Capps June 21 with a special blanket presentation to Passavant whose patients benefit from a trust established by Capps 75 years ago.
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Passavant Foundation, US Bank Honor ’75 Years of Local Legacy’

US Bank Wealth Management honored the memory of Leland Capps June 21 with a special blanket presentation to Passavant whose patients benefit from a trust established by Capps 75 years ago.
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US Bank to Honor Capps Family Whose Trust Benefits Passavant Patients

US Bank Wealth Management will honor the memory of Leland Capps with a special blanket presentation to Passavant Area Hospital whose patients benefit from a trust established by Capps 75 years ago. The presentation is 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the main lobby at Passavant.
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Jamie Davis is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Jamie Davis, a housekeeper in the Environmental Services department. She has been a Passavant employee 2 years.
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Passavant Area Hospital Circle Drive to Close for Updates

The circle drive at the main entrance at Passavant Area Hospital will close Wednesday, June 6, for approximately four weeks as workers remove the current pavement and install new concrete. As part of the update, the curb along the drive will be eliminated making for a safer transition as visitors enter and exit.
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Susan Weikert is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Susan Weikert, a registered nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). She has been a Passavant employee 27 years.
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2018 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Results

Garrad Straube, Kelly Vandermaiden, Henry Janssen and Madeline Jackson were the first place overall winners at this morning’s 26th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois.
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Duck Race for Lifeline Winners Announced

Here are the winners from yesterday’s 24th Annual Duck Race for Lifeline at Nichols Park in Jacksonville:
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Duck Race for Lifeline Coloring Contest

Five hundred youngsters put their coloring skills to work during the third annual Duck Race for Lifeline coloring contest.
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Passavant Area Hospital Foundation and National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to Offer Free Kidney and Diabetes Screenings

The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to provide free kidney and diabetes screenings Tuesday, June 5.
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Amanda Demien is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Amanda Demien, a phlebotomist in the Laboratory department. She has been a Passavant employee seven years.
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Passavant Area Hospital Presents Paramedic Vehicle to Jacksonville Fire Department

Passavant Area Hospital and the Passavant Auxiliary recently presented a paramedic vehicle to the City of Jacksonville Fire Department (JFD).
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Passavant Area Hospital Hosting Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults

Passavant Area Hospital is partnering with Memorial Behavioral Health to host a program next month to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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Memorial Behavioral Health-Jacksonville and Jacksonville Police Department to Offer Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28

Memorial Behavioral Health (MBH)-Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Police Department (JPD) are partnering to sponsor a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the JPD, 200 W. Douglas.
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Memorial Health System’s Hospitals Lift Visitor Flu Restrictions

With flu cases in Illinois declining, Memorial Health System’s four hospitals have lifted their visitor restrictions.
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Passavant Collaborates With Local Schools To Eat Healthy

Karen Sibert, MS, RD, community nutrition educator, Becca Greenann, dietetic intern, and Jonathan Zang, physical education and health teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, recently presented a program about healthy food choices to fifth grade students.
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Passavant Area Hospital and SIU Medicine Partner for Screen Time

Passavant Area Hospital and Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine are partnering to offer Screen Time: Community Cancer Screenings, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7, in the Specialty Clinic at Passavant.
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Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau Honors First Passavant Baby During National Agriculture Week

The Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau is celebrating National Agriculture Week, March 18-24, by honoring the first baby born during the week at Passavant Area Hospital.
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Mayor Honors Athletic Trainers

Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard visited Passavant Area Hospital last week with a proclamation honoring local athletic trainers during the March celebration of National Athletic Trainers Month. Passavant athletic trainers include Monica Huffman, PT, ATC; Larissa Sorrells, PT, DPT, ATC; Kris Schwiderski, ATC; and Trevor Huffman, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, director of Rehabilitation Services. They were joined by athletic trainers from MacMurray College Bryan Langan, ATC, and Jessica Lewis, ATC. Athletic train
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Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up March 28 and 29; Community Health Event March 28

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation are again partnering to bring prevention and awareness for colorectal cancer with a screening kit pick up and Community Health Event later this month.
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Kim Tozer is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Kim Tozer, a reimbursement specialist in the Financial Resources department. She has been a Passavant employee 36 years.
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Champion Award for Passavant Radiation Oncology Center

The Passavant Area Hospital Radiation Oncology Center is the recipient of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation's (JREDC) 2017 Champion Award. The award honors an individual, agency or organization that does not have economic development as its primary purpose. The Champion Award was presented at the JREDC Annual Meeting Feb. 15 at the Jacksonville Country Club.
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Passavant-Gatorade Race To Benefit Ainsley’s Angels

Ainsley’s Angels in Central Illinois will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 2018 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K, according to Kevin Eckhoff, race director.
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Passavant Redesignated as Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently redesignated Passavant as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
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Our Saviour Students Donate to Passavant Family Maternity Suites

Stevie Vandevelde, principal at Our Saviour Grade School, presented a check for $3,867.09 to Simone Parlier, RNC-OB, BSN, IBCLC, Family Maternity Suites nurse manager, and Pam Martin, executive director of the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation, as the school’s local mission project for Catholic Schools Week.
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Mila Reichert is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Mila Reichert, an applications specialist in the Information Systems department. She has been a Passavant employee ten years.
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New Trustees for Passavant Area Hospital Foundation

Doug Awe and Nancy Spangenberg joined the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation as trustees.
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Women’s Health Center Hosts Open House Thursday, Feb. 1

The Passavant Area Hospital Women’s Health Center will host a public open house Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Health Center is located at 610 N. Westgate, on the northwest corner of the Passavant campus.
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Drajin Honored as Guardian Angel Recipient

Cathy Drajin, Environmental Services, was recently honored with a Passavant Area Hospital Foundation Guardian Angel award.
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Jon Wilkerson is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Jon Wilkerson, a registered nurse in the Emergency Department (ED). Wilkerson has been a Passavant employee four years.
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Passavant Area Hospital, County Health Department to Assess Morgan County's Health Needs

Passavant Area Hospital and the Morgan County Health Department are seeking input from the public to assess the health needs of the residents of Morgan County.
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Passavant Welcomes First Newborn of 2018

Korbyn Lee Kessinger made his appearance a bit earlier than his mother expected, but right on time to be Passavant Area Hospital’s first baby born in the New Year.
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Passavant Opens Women’s Health Center

Passavant Area Hospital expanded women’s health care services offered on the hospital’s campus with the opening of a renovated facility dedicated to women’s health.
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Boys Top Girls for Newborns in 2017 at Passavant

It was a busy year for the staff in the Obstetrics Department.
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Ford and Boivin Honored as Guardian Angel Recipients

Cindy Ford, RCP, LPN, a registered echo cardiac sonographer in Cardiopulmonary, and Leigh Anna Boivin, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Obstetrics, were recently honored with a Passavant Area Hospital Foundation Guardian Angel award in recognition of their outstanding patient care.
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Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.
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Visitors to Memorial Health System Hospitals Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Influenza

Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season, with many people experiencing flu-like symptoms throughout Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

As part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.
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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) Class Coming to Passavant Area Hospital

Passavant Area Hospital will offer an emergency medical technician-basic (EMT-B) starting January 15, 2018. Individuals completing the class and passing the state licensure exam will be will allowed to work as a healthcare provider with an ambulance service. The EMT-B certification is the first step to becoming a paramedic.
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New Physician at Passavant OB/GYN

Alexander Raw, MD, a faculty member at SIU OB/GYN, is accepting new patients at Passavant OB/GYN.
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Linda Kennedy is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Linda Kennedy, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Obstetrics. She is the lactation services facilitator and has been employed at Passavant 29 years.
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Memorial Health System Recognized with Quality Award from International Hospital Federation

Memorial Health System earned one of the top excellence awards from the International Hospital Federation.
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Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Surgeon to Discuss Healthy Feet

Benjamin Stevens, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Springfield Clinic, will present “Step It Up: The Way to Healthy Feet” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room 4 at Passavant Area Hospital.
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Laura Henry is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Laura Henry, Health Information Management. She is a release of information specialist and has been employed at Passavant 12 years.
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Board of Governors Elect Two New Members to Serve on Board of Directors

Daniel Hallam, MD, and Peter Russotto, DPM, were elected to the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors during tonight’s annual meeting of the hospital’s Board of Governors at Hamilton’s.
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New Start Date for Walking for Wellness

Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Monday, Oct. 2
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Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Health System received one of the top honors today in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) – the fifth quality award that the health system has received from the association in the last five years.
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SIU Neurologist to Present Program at Passavant September 13

Treating Symptom Fluctuations in Parkinson’s Disease is the topic as Passavant Area Hospital presents its next Community Health Event, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at the hospital.
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Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville Provides Infant Car Seats to New Parents

The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville provides infant car seats to parents of newborns at Passavant Area Hospital. The assistance provided by the Kiwanis Club helps families safely buckle up newborns as they leave Passavant and travel home. The Kiwanis Club recently made a $1,200 donation to the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation to fund the program as part of the Club’s mission to serve children.
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Passavant Area Hospital Hosting Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults

Passavant Area Hospital is partnering with Memorial Behavioral Health to host a program next month to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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Doorbell Dinners Program Starts 46th Year

What would you do if you are ill and your physician prescribes a diet you cannot prepare for yourself? If you live in Jacksonville, you may qualify for Doorbell Dinners.
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Bethany Gilson is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Bethany Gilson. She is a registered nurse on the Three South nursing unit and has been employed at Passavant ten years.
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Monica Schriber Honored with Daisy Award

Monica Schriber, RN, Emergency Department, is the newest recipient of the Daisy Award. Passavant partners with the Daisy Foundation to give the award each quarter to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who consistently demonstrates excellence through clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care.
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Passavant Area Hospital Appoints Marshall Hale, MD, As Chief Medical Officer

Marshall Hale, MD, a family medicine physician affiliated with Memorial Physician Services (MPS)-Jacksonville, is Passavant Area Hospital’s new chief medical officer (CMO).
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Modern Woodmen Presents Matching Funds to Duck Race for Lifeline

Kaiden Davis, representative for Modern Woodmen of America, recently presented a $500 matching funds check to Jan Fellhauer, Passavant’s Director of Volunteers and Lifeline, for this year’s Duck Race for Lifeline held June 4.
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Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K Presents Proceeds to Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics Team

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
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Chris Robeen is Passavant Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Chris Robeen. He is a registered nurse in the Emergency Department and has been employed at Passavant six years.
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Amanda Martin is Daisy Award Recipient

Amanda Martin, a registered nurse in the Obstetrics Department at Passavant Area Hospital, is the newest recipient of a Daisy Award. The award was presented during a ceremony February 24 in Obstetrics.
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Hope Henline is Employee of the Month

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Hope Henline, Rehabilitation Services. Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Hope Henline, Rehabilitation Services. Hope is a Rehabilitation Services secretary and has been employed at Passavant eight and one-half years.
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Passavant Launches Physician-Led Weight Loss and Wellness Center

In partnership with the Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield, Passavant Area Hospital is now offering comprehensive weight loss and wellness services to patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities.
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Koeppel Joins Memorial Physician Services-Jacksonville

Dr. Rosemary Koeppel has begun her pediatric practice at Memorial Physician Services-Jacksonville.
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