Patient Focused. Quality Driven.

We go the extra mile. We give you that extra attention. We provide you with high quality healthcare you know you can trust.

We all need a little extra attention now and then. That’s why at Passavant Area Hospital , we provide you with high quality, personal care—right when you need it the most. From newborns to seniors, our highly skilled team of health care professionals is dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy.

Programs and Services we provide you and your family include:

  • Audiology Clinic
  • Blood Center
  • Cardiac Services
  • Cardiopulmonary Services
  • Center for Psychiatric Health
  • Corporate Industrial Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Eye/Tissue/Organ Donation
  • Health Education
  • HMR Program for Weight Management
  • Imaging Services
  • Lifeline
  • Maternal Infant Health Center
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Medicare Consultant
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Oncology Clinic
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Pain Management
  • Passavant Home Care
  • Pediatric Unit
  • Rehab Services
  • Social Services
  • Social Services/Discharge Planning
  • Support Groups
  • Surgery
  • Transitional Care Unit
  • Visiting Specialists
  • Wound Center

For more information on any of the programs and services available through Passavant, please call (217) 245-9541 or e-mail

Barb Smith Named Nurse Manager of New Behavioral Health Unit

Posted on: May 19, 2016

As nurse manager for the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) at Passavant Area Hospital, a Memorial Health System affiliate, Barb Smith is busy building the foundation for the new service. It’s a job she’s accomplished before. “I’m excited that Passavant has identified mental health as a priority. Our new BHU will give the community access to services where it’s been lacking. And, it’s phenomenal to have three psychiatrists to be part of our team,” said Barb. Barb comes to Passavant from Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center where she was she was the clinical nurse manager the past eight years, during which time she helped established the Center’s child/adolescent and partial hospital programs. Prior to the Lincoln position, she worked with both adults and children/adolescents at Memorial Health System and St. John’s Hospital. Barb earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Lincoln Land Community College and is currently working on her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Tech University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. “My goal is to establish a whole continuum of care for the behavioral health patient. Currently, I’m working on hiring registered nurses and techs. We also plan to work with occupational therapy, pastoral care, and the dietitians as we treat the whole patient,” Barb said. “And, we will help guide the other nursing units in their care of the behavioral health patient.” A native of Jacksonville, Barb is very familiar with Passavant. Her mother was a 1948 graduate of the Passavant School of Nursing (and later worked at the Jacksonville Developmental Center). “She’d be very proud of where I am today,” Barb said with a smile. The 10-bed inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is expected to open this summer.

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