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 for Lifeline Tickets on Sale

Posted on: April 26, 2017

Elaine Hynes, left, and Adah Mitchell were two of the 40 Passavant Area Hospital volunteers who helped sell Duck Race for Lifeline tickets to the public during a ticket sale day April 22. Hynes, who is celebrating 50 years as a Passavant volunteer, and Mitchell were stationed at J.C. Penney, while other volunteers sold tickets at Ace Hardware, Buchheit’s, County Market, Farm and Home Supply, Kirlin’s and Shopko. Another public ticket sale day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $5 each, are also available in the Auxiliary Gift Shop at Passavant. The 23rd Annual Duck Race for Lifeline is Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m., at Nichols Park in Jacksonville. First prize is $1,000. Food and entertainment will be provided beginning at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to support the Lifeline program at Passavant in their mission to improve the health of the people and communities they serve.

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