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.

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.

Passavant Plans for Radiation Therapy in 2017

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Passavant Area Hospital, in collaboration with the Regional Cancer Center at Memorial Medical Center, is adding radiation therapy to its list of patient services. Beginning in March 2017, cancer patients will receive radiation therapy treatments in the facility, located at 567 North Westgate, on the Passavant campus. This service will facilitate patients working with the clinical team at Regional Cancer Center at Memorial Medical Center to develop their individualized care plan.  Once the plan has been created, the patient can receive their ongoing radiation treatment needs at Passavant Area Hospital. “This approach provides greater access, ease and comfort for the patient during this very difficult time.  They will have the support and availability of this service right here in Jacksonville, while working in partnership with the talented clinical staff of the Regional Cancer Center,” said Doug Rahn, president and chief executive officer at Passavant Area Hospital. The facility will feature a new linear accelerator that will provide the latest technology in radiation therapy.  Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy radiation to damage cancer cells’ DNA and destroy their ability to divide and grow. The radiation therapy is delivered via the accelerator or via radioactive sources placed inside the patient. Radiation therapy can also help reduce pain and suffering in patients with advanced cancer.

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