The Passavant Auxiliary is offering special membership rates for 2013. An annual membership is now $7 (a $3 savings), while a life membership is $117 (normally $150). These rates are active through May 6,...

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Congratulations, Kala, on your Employee of the Month award!

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The March issue of JACIL Connections, the monthly newsletter for the Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living, highlighted and thanked Passavant’s efforts with the recent mobile food pantry stops.

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

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Rosemary Hopkins, Patient Accounts, hands off a birthday cake to a gentleman at the Passavant-sponsored stop of the Central Illinois Food Bank at EMI February 5. Approximately 30 employees donated their time to unpack,...

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Congratulations on your Employee of the Month Award, Sharon!

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

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Passavant Area Hospital today issued a “Flu Alert” for individuals visiting the Hospital. The Alert was issued due to a consistent increase in the number of flu cases presented in the Emergency Department. The...

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Congratulations to Sarah Lawson, our January 2013 Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Amy Welch, ICCU, our December 2012 Employee of the Month. Amy is a 32-year Passavant employee.

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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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