Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Krystle Walz. Krystle is a supervisor in the Food Services department. She’s been employed at Passavant 14 years. Her nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “I...

Read More
As we wrap up the year, the Obstetrics Department at Passavant Area Hospital is reporting 361 births for 2016. Of that number, 181 were girls and 180 boys. What were the most popular names...

Read More
Representatives from the local branch of Woodforest National Bank recently visited Passavant Area Hospital to donate over 100 stuffed holiday animals for youngsters receiving care. “These gifts were made possible by our charitable foundation...

Read More
Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Kayla Knox, Behavioral Health Unit. Kayla is a registered nurse in the Behavioral Health Unit. She has been employed at Passavant for three years. Her nomination...

Read More
Congratulations to Jennifer Cors, Passavant Area Hospital’s latest Daisy Award Winner. Jennifer is a registered nurse in the Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit. She is a two-time winner of the honor. Her first Daisy Award...

Read More
One hundred thirty-two persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the November 2016 blood drive at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at...

Read More
Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Rick Johnson, Ambassadors. Rick serves as a patient ambassador. He has been employed at Passavant ten years. His nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “Rick is...

Read More
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has selected Passavant Area Hospital, a Memorial Health System affiliate, as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty...

Read More
Harry Schmidt, vice president of facilities management for Memorial Health System, has been approved by the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors to be the next president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital. Schmidt succeeds...

Read More
Passavant Area Hospital, a Memorial Health System affiliate, is one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking, making it one of the safest hospitals in America, according to The Leapfrog Group, a national...

Read More

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017

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 Talk later this month. The free kits will be available Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the circle drive at the main entrance to Passavant, 1600 W. Walnut. Individuals should simply drive up, fill out a short questionnaire, talk to a nurse, and then complete the kit at home. The kit is then mailed to Passavant, with test results returned by mail in three to four weeks. The screening kits are new this year and are more convenient with only one stool sample required. They use the fecal immunochemical test screening method for hemoglobin in the stool. The test is considered the new standard for early detection of blood in the stool, one of the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but if detected early, 90 percent of those deaths are preventable. [caption id="attachment_14043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jan Rakinic, MD[/caption] In addition to the free screening kits, Passavant is presenting a Community Health Talk on Friday, March 31, with Jan Rakinic, MD, Professor of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine; Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Rakinic topic is “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Is it Worth the Bother?” The program begins at 12 noon in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant. A complimentary lunch is included. Call 479-5800 to register.

Copyright © 2015. Passavant Area Hospital. All Rights Reserved

Back to Top