Our new 10-bed inpatient behavioral health unit is expected to open later this year.

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You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Stay at a healthy weight, eat well and be active. With these steps, you can stay healthier longer and lower your risk of diabetes.

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). Millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.

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We encourage you to join stroke champions across the U.S. by encouraging others to be aware and share knowledge about stroke.

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The 2014 Passavant-Powerade 5K and 10K is Saturday, May 31, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Westgate entrance to Passavant. Online registration is now open.

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The 2014 Passavant-Powerade 5K and 10K is Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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Chester Wynn, President & CEO, was named 2013 Boss of the Year at last night’s Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at Hamilton’s.

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Registration is now open for the 2013 Passavant-Powerade 5K and 10K. This year’s race date is Saturday, May 25, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

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Dr. Moore is the Medical Director of the Imaging Services Department at Passavant.

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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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