The Clinical Ethics Center at Passavant Area Hospital was established in 1995 in cooperation with the Department of Medical Humanities of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The Clinical Ethics Center was created in response to the increasing importance of ethics to the daily work of the Medical Center. This importance is reflected in the steady increase in requests for ethics consultations that the Human Values and Ethics Committee has received, the increased emphasis on patient rights in the Joint Commission's accreditation guidelines, and in the significant structural changes health care is currently experiencing.
- Christine Gorka, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Ethics Center
- Barbara Hinze, Ph.D., Clinical Ethicist
- Andrew Varney, M.D., Medical Director
- Laura Dillon, Ethics Assistant
Ethics Center staff provides a variety of services within Passavant Area Hospital and Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine. Services include; case consultation, education/conferences, and public speaking.
Clinical Ethics Center
Passavant Area Hospital
701 North First Street, Mailbox 42
Springfield, IL 62781