Workplace Health Screenings


Work Site Screenings for Business and Industry

Passavant Area Hospital’s healthcare professionals can bring health screenings to your work site, tailored to fit the needs of your business. Services offered include:

Lipid Profile and Glucose – 
identify the risk of developing heart disease with this seven-minute screening. Results provide a total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. The glucose level screens for diabetes. Fasting is required.
Cost $25

Body Fat/Nutrition – evaluate fitness with a body fat analysis. Learn new ideas for healthy eating from a nutrition specialist.
Cost $10

Blood Pressure Screening – learn the risks of high blood pressure with this simple screening.
No charge

Bone Density Screening – 
learn about osteoporosis, a disease that increases the risk of fracture when bones become less dense. This five minute screening uses the ankle bone to estimate bone density. This screening is for women only.
Cost $10


Healthy Tips for Employers

Here are some strategies that employers can follow to help employees stay fit:

  • Offer health risk assessments to obtain baseline data.
  • Require vendors to include healthy foods in cafeterias and vending machines.
  • Provide user-friendly nutrition information for cafeteria selections.
  • Offer on-site classes on nutrition and exercise
  • Create safe walking paths and encourage the use of stairs.
  • Provide employees with pedometers at a discount to encourage walking
  • Spread the word about reputable health education resources on the Web.
  • Sponsor lunch sessions on fitness, healthy life-styles, stress reduction, and other wellness topics.
  • Consider offering incentives for joining a health club.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation are again partnering to bring prevention and awareness for colorectal cancer with a screening kit pick up and Community Health Talk later this month. The free kits will be available Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the circle drive at the main entrance to Passavant, 1600 W. Walnut. Individuals should simply drive up, fill out a short questionnaire, talk to a nurse, and then complete the kit at home. The kit is then mailed to Passavant, with test results returned by mail in three to four weeks. The screening kits are new this year and are more convenient with only one stool sample required. They use the fecal immunochemical test screening method for hemoglobin in the stool. The test is considered the new standard for early detection of blood in the stool, one of the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but if detected early, 90 percent of those deaths are preventable. [caption id="attachment_14043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jan Rakinic, MD[/caption] In addition to the free screening kits, Passavant is presenting a Community Health Talk on Friday, March 31, with Jan Rakinic, MD, Professor of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine; Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Rakinic topic is “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Is it Worth the Bother?” The program begins at 12 noon in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant. A complimentary lunch is included. Call 479-5800 to register.

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