Behavioral Health Unit


The Behavioral Health Unit provides treatment, in a safe environment, for patients who may be experiencing acute behavioral health symptoms requiring hospitalization and stabilization. A variety of treatment options are available to best meet each patient’s need.

The unit accommodates 10 patients, ages 18 and older. Admission is by physician referral only.

The Behavioral Health Unit provides:

  • Psychiatric and Medical Treatment
  • Nursing Services
  • Social Services
  • Medication Management/Education
  • Interdisciplinary Assessment/Evaluation
  • Chemical Dependency Assessment/Referral
  • Individual/Group/Family Therapy
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Discharge Planning

The Behavioral Health Unit Team works closely with the psychiatrists at The Center for Psychiatric Health:

  • Pravesh Basnet, MD Medical Director, Behavioral Health Unit
  • Kamna Handa, MD
  • Sheila Thomas, MD
  • Barb Smith, RN, Nurse Manager, Behavioral Health Unit

Repeat Winners at Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K

Posted on: May 27, 2017

Jacob Covell, Kelly Vandermaiden, Henry Janssen and Tracy Dowell were the first place overall winners at this morning’s 25th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. This is the second year in a row that Covell and Vandermaiden finished first in the 5K. Covell’s winning time in the male division was 17 minutes, 20 seconds, bettering last year’s mark by 30 seconds. Vandermaiden improved her mark by 90 seconds in the female division by finishing at 19 minutes, 42 seconds. Janssen captured first overall in the men’s 10K category with a time of 36 minutes, 24 seconds. Dowell was first overall in the women’s 10K in 45 minutes, 30 seconds. Awards were also distributed to first, second, and third place finishers, male and female, in 14 age categories. Three hundred sixty-eight runners competed in this morning races through Jacksonville’s west side. The 2017 beneficiary is the Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team. The complete list of age group winners and an overall finishers list is available here.

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