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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CPR
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.

Learn More About Diabetes
This class is for the newly-diagnosed diabetic or those wanting to know more about diabetes. The class meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

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

Grace Devlin is Daisy Award Winner

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Grace Devlin, a registered nurse on Three South, is the newest recipient of a Daisy Award. The award was presented during a ceremony February 5 in the Three South nurses station. Here’s her nomination from a grateful family member of a patient: “My father passed away on September 24, 2015, at Passavant Hospital after a lengthy stay. There are so many people I would like to nominate but there is one nurse in particular who stood out to my family and me. Gracie was such a blessing to us during those final crucial hours before Dad passed. We knew that Dad wouldn’t be with us much longer and Gracie helped us make informed decisions, and made sure we understood exactly what was happening. Even when Dad was non-responsive, Gracie treated him with the utmost dignity and respect. The compassion and kindness shown to him and my family is something that I will remember for a very long time. Thank you Gracie for helping us through a very difficult time.”

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