Pastoral Care


Passavant Chaplains are here to serve you regardless of your religious preference. They are ordained ministers with special training in healthcare. They do not represent a specific denomination, but work closely with clergy of all faiths in the community. If you want to have a chaplain or your own clergy visit during your stay, please let the nursing staff know.

Passavant’s Chaplain is Reverend Patsy Kelly. The Associate Chaplain is Reverend Jim Harper.

The Beilschmidt Chapel is located on the first floor, near elevator number four, for patient and visitor use any time during the day or night. We hope you will use the Chapel during your stay with us. Chapel services are held each Sunday morning at 9:30 in Beilschmidt Chapel. Patients, as well as families and friends, are invited to attend these services.

Check the Patient Education Television Guide for times of daily Chapel services. The services are on Channel 21.

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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