Donors Provide for Excellent Local Healthcare

The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation serves to connect the Hospital with donors and to secure funding for mission-critical priorities. The Foundation is building a strong community tradition for financial support to meet local healthcare needs.

Donor gifts help Passavant enhance and expand services, upgrade and renovate facilities, and develop new programs. Passavant depends on the generosity of individuals – like you – in order to purchase life-saving equipment and implement the latest technology. These necessary resources assist physicians, nurses and medical staff in their daily mission to improve the health of the people we serve.

Your financial support of Passavant Hospital is both important and sincerely appreciated. Through the ongoing generosity of many, Passavant Area Hospital can continue to be progressive in its commitment to quality healthcare that is close to home.

To discuss your desire to make a gift or establish a family legacy, please visit with Pam Martin, Executive Director, at 217.479.5575. The Foundation Office is located near the hospital’s Main Lobby.

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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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