Teleheart Program


Passavant’s Teleheart Service provides two key services for patients with cardiac problems: Event Monitoring and a Pacemaker Clinic.

Event Monitoring is used as a diagnostic tool for patients living at home with symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia. To do this, patients are asked to wear a monitoring device for 30 days. When they experience a cardiac arrhythmia, they simply push a button on the device that signals the PassavantReceiving Center to record the arrhythmia and alert the staff. Once the information is received, a Teleheart nurse reviews the recording for any abnormalities and documents the information for future follow-up.

The Pacemaker Clinic is for patients with permanent pacemakers and allows patients to hook their pacemaker up to Teleheart via a telephone line. The transmission is checked by the Teleheart nurse to ensure the unit is functioning properly and has adequate battery life.

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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