Trustees of Passavant Area Hospital Foundation encourge you to become an annual donor and consider how you can make a real difference, knowing all gifts impact patient services here at Passavant.

You may direct your gift as you wish:

-Greatest Need (unrestricted)
-Advanced Wound Center
-Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab
-Chaplain’s Assistance Fund
-Coronary Care/ICU
-Lifeline
-Nurses Scholarship Fund
-Paramedics
-Rehabilitation/Therapy Services
-Team Rehab/Sports Enhancement
-Transitional Care Unit
-Tribute Garden
-Other ____________________

Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity lets you make a substantial gift to Passavant Hospital while providing guaranteed lifetime income and reducing taxes. An illustration of income payments can be personalized for you.

Will or Living Trust
You can make an outright gift of cash, farmland, real estate, stocks, bonds, or other assets through your will or trust. The wording for a bequest may follow this general form:

I give, devise, and bequeth to the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation (Tax ID    46-1037396) located in Jacksonville, Illinois, the sum of $ _______ (or describe any real or personal property).

Thank you for consideration to include Passavant Foundation in your estate plans. The Trustees encourage you and your legal counsel to discuss your intentions while drafting your will. This ensures that your wishes guide the Foundation in its stewardship of your future gift.

Gifts of Farmland
 The Passavant Foundation is the owner or trust beneficiary of over 4,000 acres of farmland. The Foundation shares 423 acres with four local institutions: Berea Church, Bob Freesen YMCA, Hebron Cemetery and Illinois College.

The Passavant Farms are managed by professional farm managers with oversight by the Passavant Foundation Farm Advisory Committee. Annual income from the Passavant Farms is directed by the donors for patient financial assistance, nurse scholarships and for “Greatest Need.”

The Foundation’s philosophy is to retain and operate productive farmland. Stewardship of the land is overseen by the Passavant Farm Advisory Committee, a group of hospital board directors and local farmers. The committee works closely with farm managers and farm operators to ensure best land management practices.

Local Use
All donations made to Passavant Area Hospital Foundation are used for our community hospital and the families served in our seven-county service area. All gifts benefit the local community. For more information on the many ways to make a charitable gift, contact Pam Martin, 217.479.5575.

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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