During Your Stay


Bed Assignment
Your bed assignment is based on several considerations, such as your age, your sex, and your medical condition. Patient Registration will try to place you in the type of room you request. However, please understand, it may not always be possible to immediately accommodate your request.

Environmental Services/Laundry
The Environmental Services/Laundry Departments provide a clean and safe environment for our patients, physicians, staff, and visitors. We clean rooms on a daily basis. If at any time you require fresh linens, please ask your nurse. In the event you have visitors when it is time for your room to be cleaned, they may be asked to leave for a few minutes so your room may be cleaned

Infection Control
While you are a patient at our hospital, for your protection and the protection of our employees, universal infection control precautions are used. This means that our employees may be wearing gloves, masks, gowns or goggles while caring for you. These safety measures are taken any time there is a possibility of an exposure to body fluids. Please do no let this frighten or upset you.

Lost and Found
During your stay, if you or one of your family members loses property, please check at the nurses’ station on the unit. If you are still unable to locate the property, contact the nursing staff for assistance. If you find someone else’s property, please have a nursing staff member send it to the Housekeeping Department so that it can be properly identified and returned to its owner. After discharge, if you are missing property, contact the Environmental Services Department at 217-245-9541, extension 3189.

Patient Education
Nursing Service administers a Patient Education program to hospitalized patients. In addition, health education materials such as booklets, pamphlets, etc., are available to you and your family. These materials may be used to learn more about your specific illness and ways of caring for yourself when you leave the hospital. A number of them are designed to give you information about how to stay well. Many of the materials and pamphlets may be taken home for future reference. Much of this material is available in the Community Health Information Center, located in the Sibert Library on the ground floor in the East Wing. If you want information on a certain topic, ask your nurse.

Three television channels are designated for patient educational programming. See the “Patient Education Television Guide” in your Patient Handbook.

Care Recognition
If you would like to recognize an employee for their special care during your stay, you may nominate them for one of two awards. The Daisy Award is specifically for employees in the nursing department, while the Employee of the Month award covers all Passavant employees.

Duck Race Winners

Posted on: June 5, 2017

Here are the winners from yesterday’s 23rd Annual Duck Race for Lifeline at Nichols Park in Jacksonville: 1st Place                Nancy Wood, $1,000 2nd Place               Morgan County Abstract Company-Amy Coats, $500 3rd Place               Angela Coffman, $300 4th Place               Bob Morris, $200 5th Place               Mr. and Mrs. Brian Glascock, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 6th Place               Carrie Sheppard, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 7th Place               Tena White, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 8th Place               Brenda Coultas, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 9th Place               Jacksonville Noon Rotary, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate 10th Place             Midwest Emergency Department Physicians, $100 Passavant Gift Shop Gift Certificate Passavant’s Lifeline Program provides 24-hour help and medical assistance. The event raised $37,555 for the Lifeline Program at Passavant in their mission to improve the health of the people and communities they serve. Bruce Selway holds the winning duck for everyone to see. His daughter, Katie, assisted him at the finish line.

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