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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Grace Devlin, a registered nurse on Three South, is the newest recipient of a Daisy Award. The award was presented during a ceremony February 5 in the Three South nurses station. Here’s her nomination...

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Passavant Area Hospital’s January 2015 Employee of the Month is Jason Shumaker, Paramedics. Jason is a paramedic/Emergency Department (ED) technician in the Emergency Department. He is licensed as a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic and...

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As a farewell gift to Passavant Area Hospital, Prasad Vasireddy, M.D., and his wife, Rajyalakshmi, have graciously donated their Jacksonville home to the Passavant Foundation. Pam Martin, executive director of the Foundation, made the...

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Congratulations to Matthew Stock, Emergency Department, our June Employee of the Month.

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Shane Blackley, Allison Phelps, Brad Walwer, and Madeline Gale were the first place overall winners at this morning’s 22nd Annual Passavant-Powerade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. Blackley finished...

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Doug Rahn, President and CEO, joined Gary Scott on A.M. Conversation this morning on WLDS Radio.

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Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville has cleared all regulatory approvals and has become the fourth hospital to join Memorial Health System. Passavant officially becomes a Memorial affiliate today, April 1. The affiliation was given...

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Congratulations to Jean Murphy, Emergency Department, our January Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations, Beth!

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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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