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’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 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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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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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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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Shanna Smith, Three South. Shanna is a registered nurse on the Three South nursing unit and has been employed for four years. “As a registered nurse,...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Hope Henline, Rehabilitation Services. Hope is a Rehabilitation Services secretary and has been employed at Passavant eight and one-half years. Hope’s responsibilities include scheduling recurring patient...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Sarah Wallace, Patient Financial Services. Sarah is an insurance clerk. Her responsibilities include sending claims to Medicare or insurance companies, checking the status on claims sent,...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Courtney Wardell, Food Service. Courtney is a food production assistant. She works in multiple positions in the department, including baking, cooking, diet office, and night supervisor....

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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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