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

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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