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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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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Foundation Provides Grant for Volunteer EMS Providers

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) providers in the Passavant Area Hospital service area are receiving a boost in their efforts to provide the best pre-hospital care to their patients. Pam Martin, executive director of the Passavant Foundation, announced today a $35,000 grant from the Foundation to seven local, volunteer EMS agencies for recruitment and training. Grant recipients include EMS providers in Arenzville, Chapin, Meredosia-Bluffs, Murrayville-Woodson, South Jacksonville, Winchester and Waverly. "The grant funds will be distributed in two parts. The first $2,500 will cover tuition, books and fees of volunteers enrolled in emergency medical technician/responders classes, with the second $2,500 used for the agency's greatest need, whether it be additional class training or the purchase of training equipment," said Martin. "Passavant is committed to provide continuing education for our first responder agencies and the Foundation is pleased to support this commitment." The grant will help the EMS providers in Passavant’s service area standardize training across all agencies. "As we integrate our existing EMS system with the Memorial Health System EMS system, it's important that we all follow the same guidelines," said Travis Wilson, Passavant’s assistant EMS coordinator. "This training will ensure that, plus strengthen our relationship with the agencies." Passavant provides emergency medical technician/responder classes for area agencies. The next series of classes starts in early 2018.

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