Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship on Monday, November 7. Walking for Wellness allows individuals who walk regularly for exercise to do so...

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Wonders of the Season is the theme as the Passavant Area Hospital Auxiliary celebrates its 61st Annual Holiday Bazaar, November 11 and 12 at Passavant Area Hospital. The event runs from 3 to 6...

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The annual Passavant Area Hospital Board of Governors Meeting was held Oct. 13 at Hamilton’s. A variety of topics covering the status of the hospital and future planning was presented and discussed. Greg Lepper,...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Larissa Sorrells, Rehabilitation Services. Larissa is a physical therapist and athletic trainer. She has been employed at Passavant four years. Her job responsibilities include evaluating and...

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One hundred fifteen persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the October 2016 blood drive at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at...

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Doug Rahn, DBA, President and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital, a Memorial Health System affiliate, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2016. “The decision to retire was made after much deliberation and planning...

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Fifty-six persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the September 2016 blood drive at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant Area...

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The Passavant Area Hospital Volunteer Team for the Tri-County Relay for Life earned the Bronze Award for fund-raising at the 2016 event held this past June. The Volunteer team consisted of 22 participants. Through...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Natalie Schildman, Emergency Department. Natalie is a licensed practical nurse in the Emergency Department. She’s been employed at Passavant for five years. Her nomination from an...

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Beginning Monday, September 12, the main lobby entrance at Passavant Area Hospital is closing for two weeks for renovations. During the closure, visitors and guests will be directed to the west entrance (Emergency Department)....

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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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