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Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, an affiliate of Memorial Health System, has been providing healthcare services to the residents of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, Macoupin counties, and portions of Brown and northern Pike counties in West Central Illinois since 1875. The Mission of Passavant Area Hospital is to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.
Passavant, licensed for 93 patient beds, is staffed by 900 full and part-time employees, and an active medical staff of 70 physicians. Passavant is the largest employer in Jacksonville.
Passavant Area Hospital is a Magnet® Hospital as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois Hospital Association, and VHA.
“We are a major partner in the communities we serve,” says Douglas Rahn, President & CEO. “As part of our Mission, we continually respond to the evolving healthcare needs of the patients, lend a helping hand when needed, and enhance our services to meet the demands of our public.”
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 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, in the renovated Main Lobby and meeting rooms at Passavant Area Hospital, 1600 West Walnut, Jacksonville.
Debbie Bailey and Lisa Kluge are this year’s event co-chairs. “We look forward to sharing and celebrating the ‘Wonders of the Season’ with employees, Auxiliary members, and the entire community,” they said.
One of the new items at the 2016 Bazaar is the Meals and Memories Are Made Here cookbook. The cookbook features 162 pages of recipes from Auxiliary members with main dishes, breakfast and breads, appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and soups and sauces. The cookbooks are $12 each.
All of the traditional Bazaar favorites return including the Breakfast With Santa for children and the Holiday Luncheon on November 12, Frozen Feasts and Sweet Treats, the Raffles (including a $900 cash prize, Fitbit, Vermont Farm Dollhouse, and more), the Antique Boutique, Gift Gallery, and a room with local vendors.
Reservations are required for Breakfast with Santa and the Holiday Luncheon. To secure reservations for the Breakfast, contact Brittany Henry, 371-2602; for the Holiday Luncheon, contact Angelia Foster, 245-9541, extension 3997.
Proceeds from this year’s Bazaar benefit Passavant’s stress echocardiography system.
For additional Bazaar details, please contact the Passavant Volunteer Department, 245-9541, extension 3199.