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Congratulations to Beth Miles, Ambulatory Surgery, who won California Casualty’s June Hero of the Month contest. Beth received 724 votes via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. She competed against four other nominees...

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Thanks to all our blood donors! Your donation may save up to three lives!

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Congratulations, Chris!

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Kevin Eckhoff, Passavant-Powerade Race Director, presented a check this morning for $2,550 to Girls on the Run (GOTR)-Jacksonville, the 2013 Race beneficiary. The monies will provide scholarships for 25 girls in Jacksonville. Left to...

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Air Evac Lifeteam, an air ambulance service, will soon have a base on the Passavant campus.

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Congratulations, Betty Sue!

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One hundred thirty-four persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the May blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant...

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Records were shattered in both the men’s and women’s 10K divisions at this morning’s 21st Annual Passavant-Powerade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. Springfield’s Bryan Glass finished the 10K...

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J.B. Large and Sons took first place at the 19th Annual Duck for Lifeline May 19 at Nichols Park in Jacksonville. The duck purchased by Large and Sons floated across the finish line first...

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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.

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