Amanda Martin, a registered nurse in the Obstetrics Department at Passavant Area Hospital, is the newest recipient of a Daisy Award. The award was presented during a ceremony February 24 in Obstetrics. Passavant partners...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Jennifer Hodgerson. Jennifer is a physical therapist in the Rehabilitation Services department. She’s been employed at Passavant 9 years. Her nomination from a grateful patient read,...

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Passavant Area Hospital is accepting applications for a free, four-day summer camp for high school students who are interested in a nursing career. The summer camp, called Teens Experiencing Nursing (TEN), will be held...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Kari Jennings. Kari is a registered nurse in the Outpatient Clinic. She’s been employed at Passavant 18 years. Her nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “Kari...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Krystle Walz. Krystle is a supervisor in the Food Services department. She’s been employed at Passavant 14 years. Her nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “I...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Kayla Knox, Behavioral Health Unit. Kayla is a registered nurse in the Behavioral Health Unit. She has been employed at Passavant for three years. Her nomination...

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Congratulations to Jennifer Cors, Passavant Area Hospital’s latest Daisy Award Winner. Jennifer is a registered nurse in the Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit. She is a two-time winner of the honor. Her first Daisy Award...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Rick Johnson, Ambassadors. Rick serves as a patient ambassador. He has been employed at Passavant ten years. His nomination from an appreciative co-worker read, “Rick is...

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has selected Passavant Area Hospital, a Memorial Health System affiliate, as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty...

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Harry Schmidt, vice president of facilities management for Memorial Health System, has been approved by the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors to be the next president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital. Schmidt succeeds...

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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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