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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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