Classes and Education

At Passavant Area Hospital, one of our goals is to promote a healthy life-style to the communities we serve. We’ll help you live that healthy life-style by providing educational programs, Community Health Talks, support groups, health and nutritional counseling, and more. Here’s what we offer:

Community Health Talks
Passavant offers  Community Health Talks throughout the year. Each Talk is presented at no cost, but registration is required. Check the Events Calendar, email, or call (217) 479-5800, for more information.

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Passavant is an American Heart Association Training Center and offers a variety of CPR courses, including basic and advanced cardiac life support, basic and advanced pediatric life support, provider, and renewal. Call (217) 245-9541, extension 3890, or check the Events Calendar for a current list of classes.

Prepared Childbirth Education
This class is designed for women in their sixth month of pregnancy and their coaches, this one-day class deals with the birth process and covers breathing and relaxation techniques, C-section preparation, discomforts associated with pregnancy, and the tools (e.g. epidurals) for coping with the discomforts. This class will also review feeding options and the advantages of breastfeeding along with planning for separation related to work, school, or other activities. A tour of the Maternal Infant Health Center is included. The class is offered on the third Saturday of each month.

Support Groups
There is no charge for participating in our support groups. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. You may review the list of our support groups using the link on the right side of this page. For more information, call (217) 479-5800.

Yoga meets each Monday at 7 p.m. Check the Events Calendar, email, or call (217) 479-5800, for more details.

Bazaar Celebrating the "Wonders of the Season"

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Wonders of the Season is the theme as the Passavant Area Hospital Auxiliary celebrates its 61st Annual Holiday Bazaar, November 11 and 12 at Passavant Area Hospital. The event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, in the renovated Main Lobby and meeting rooms at Passavant Area Hospital, 1600 West Walnut, Jacksonville. Debbie Bailey and Lisa Kluge are this year’s event co-chairs. “We look forward to sharing and celebrating the ‘Wonders of the Season’ with employees, Auxiliary members, and the entire community,” they said. One of the new items at the 2016 Bazaar is the Meals and Memories Are Made Here cookbook. The cookbook features 162 pages of recipes from Auxiliary members with main dishes, breakfast and breads, appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and soups and sauces. The cookbooks are $12 each. All of the traditional Bazaar favorites return including the Breakfast With Santa for children and the Holiday Luncheon on November 12, Frozen Feasts and Sweet Treats, the Raffles (including a $900 cash prize, Fitbit, Vermont Farm Dollhouse, and more), the Antique Boutique, Gift Gallery, and a room with local vendors. Reservations are required for Breakfast with Santa and the Holiday Luncheon. To secure reservations for the Breakfast, contact Brittany Henry, 371-2602; for the Holiday Luncheon, contact Angelia Foster, 245-9541, extension 3997. Proceeds from this year’s Bazaar benefit Passavant’s stress echocardiography system. For additional Bazaar details, please contact the Passavant Volunteer Department, 245-9541, extension 3199.

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