Stat Heart


Passavant is part of a special cardiac care program called the Stat Heart Program that identifies, treats, and transfers acute heart attack patients to a cardiac cath lab within 90 minutes of arriving in the Emergency Department. Stat Heart is a collaborative effort between Passavant, SIU and Springfield Clinic cardiologists and hospitals. Seven other rural hospitals participate in Stat Heart.

Once the Passavant Emergency Department physician identifies an acute heart attack patient, the Stat Heart team is activated and transport by helicopter is arranged for the patient. The cardiologist and the receiving Springfield hospital are alerted and the Stat Heart team is activated. All activity occurs within a very short time so the patient arrives in the cardiac cath lab in 90 minutes or less—which is even faster than many metropolitan hospitals.

 

Race Donates $3,000 to Special Olympics

Posted on: July 20, 2017

Kevin Eckhoff, Communications Coordinator and Race Director of the Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K, center, presents a check for $3,000 to Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team members, Crystal Jackson, left, and Jesse Mattern. The check represents proceeds from this year’s 25th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K. Jackson and Mattern both participated in the May 27 event. Also present for the check presentation was Harry Schmidt, left, Passavant president and chief executive officer, and Richard Larkin, community living services director for Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc. The Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics program provides competition in several different sports to over 100 Special Olympics athletes from Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Sports offered include: athletics, basketball, bowling, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball. The Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K is the longest consecutive running event in Jacksonville.

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