Memorial Medical Center, Springfield Clinic and Passavant Area Hospital are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house this Saturday, May 18, for the new medical office building on the Passavant Area Hospital campus....

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Lisa Clark, R.N., Three South, is the latest recipient of the Daisy Award Her nomination form read, “Since becoming part of our nursing unit, Lisa has shown skills, compassion, and knowledge at the highest level. She...

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Congratulations on your award, Therese!

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One hundred thirteen persons persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the April blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at...

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This year's Race is being dedicated in memory of local broadcaster/businessman Jerry Symons. Symons served as the "voice" of the Passavant-Powerade Race for many years. The race and crew shirts will feature a special...

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Congratulations, Chris, on your award!

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Chester A. Wynn, Passavant Area Hospital President & CEO, is the 2013 recipient of the Prairieland United Way’s Helen Baldwin Distinguished Service Award. Wynn received the Award during the Prairieland United Way Campaign Wrap-up...

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Passavant’s HMR Program for Weight Management recently picked up the 2012 HMR Gold Standard Certificate of Achievement. The award distinguishes Passavant’s HMR Program from hundreds of clinics nationwide using the HMR Program for weight...

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

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The Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors voted last night to proceed with the exploration of a future affiliation with Memorial Health System. The vote was unanimous. The Board stressed that the sole commitment...

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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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