What is it?
Grains for Health is a program that gives farmers the opportunity to donate 100 bushels of grain, or an amount of their choice,  to the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation. Gifts of grain support Passavant Area Hospital’s Emergency Department and provide farm safety programs.

How does it work?

Farmers transfer ownership of grain directly to the Foundation. Then, the Foundation works with the local grain dealer to sell the grain.  Because the grain is donated, the farmer can realize significant tax savings.

Why should I participate?
Passavant Hospital has been a part of our farm community since its early beginnings in 1875, and the hospital is built on farmland donated by Charles Rowe in 1928. The grain giving program is a way for the agricultural community to provide financial support that strengthens Passavant Hospital’s ability to provide quality healthcare for farm families and their employees, neighbors and friends.

How do I participate?
If you would like to participate, please complete the form below and return it to Foundation Office, Passavant Area Hospital, 1600 West Walnut, Jacksonville, IL 62650. The Elevator you use will be contacted to let them know of your participation.

The names of all participants in the Grains for Health program are recognized on a plaque in the hospital’s Main Lobby.

Grains for Health Application

EMS Provider Class Preview Night Nov. 9

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital is offering a special opportunity for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) provider. An EMS Provider Class Preview Night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Meeting Room 4 at Passavant. Participants are welcome to come and go during the preview night. The preview night gives potential volunteers age 18 and older the chance to meet EMS program staff (including Passavant staff and volunteer EMS providers from around the area), view training equipment, learn about the local EMS program and discuss EMS class opportunities and available grants. “Our first responders are crucial to providing the best pre-hospital care,” said Travis Wilson, EMT-P, LI, Passavant’s assistant EMS coordinator. “We value our current volunteer EMS providers, but we are always looking to increase the base of volunteers in our service area. This preview night is a great way for anyone thinking about volunteering to talk with some of our current EMS volunteers to get a feel for what’s involved.” Passavant provides emergency medical technician/responder classes for area EMS agencies. The next class starts Jan. 15, 2018, and meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Anyone with questions about EMS classes can contact Wilson by calling 217-245-9541, ext. 3929. Last month, the Passavant Foundation provided a $35,000 grant to recruit and train volunteer EMS providers in the Passavant service area.                                                                                     # # # # #

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