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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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Passavant Redesignated as Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

    The Illinois Department of Public Health recently redesignated Passavant as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

    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.

    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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