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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.”
In partnership with the Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield, Passavant Area Hospital is now offering comprehensive weight loss and wellness services to patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities.
The physician-led program, Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center at Passavant, provides patients with a comprehensive, medically managed approach to the safest, highest quality of care for weight loss and wellness. The facility is located inside the Specialty Clinic, located on the second floor, East Wing.
More than 154 million Americans age 20 and older are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death. According to the most recent statistics, 70 percent of Morgan County residents are overweight or obese. Obesity is also largely associated with a higher risk for other serious conditions including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, arthritis, and asthma.
The Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center at Passavant offers a medical weight loss component as well as diabetes and outpatient nutrition services. Patients can benefit from nutritional education, physical fitness support, medical therapies, surgical procedures and lifestyle and behavior-modification techniques.
Benjamin Montgomery, MD, is the medical director. Patients also work with a clinical team that includes a physical therapist, registered dietitian, clinical counselor, certified diabetes educator and a program coordinator.
For more information, call 217-788-3948 or 1-866-205-7915.