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 nutritonal counseling, and more. Here’s what we offer:

Achieve
Achieve is Passavant’s weight management program for adults. The class meets for 8-week sessions, two to three times per year. During sessions, Achieve meets on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. Check the Events Calendar, email, or call (217) 245-9541, extension 3296, for the latest meeting schedule.

Community Health Talks
Passavant offers a Community Health Talk each month. Each Talk is presented at no cost, but registration is required. Check the Events Calendar, email, or call (217) 479-5800, for the current month’s Community Health Talk.

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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) 245-9541, extension 3296.

Yoga
Yoga meets each Monday at 7 p.m. Check the Events Calendar, email, or call (217) 245-9541, extension 3296, for more details.

Thanks to our April Blood Donors

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Ninety-eight persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the April 2015 blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital on the first and second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blood is drawn in Meeting Room 4, just off the Main Lobby. New donors are continually sought. More information about the Central Illinois Community Blood Center program may be obtained by calling 753-1530, or by visiting www.bloodcenterimpact.org. The only new donor for April is Sarah Rumbley. Platelet donors for April included: David Deweese, Randy Duvendack, Bill Jacquot, Nicole Maul, and Kris Templin. The complete donor list for April includes: David Agans, Wilda Agans, Randy Ambrose, Clem Anders, Doug Battefeld, Erin Bauler, Mike Bergschneider, Ruth Bettis, Molly Blakey, Skip Bradshaw, Dorthy Brooks, Penny Bourne, Keith Bradbury, Sarah Brogdon, Spencer Campbell, Chris Cisne, Tom Cisne, Nancy Clanton, Keith Collins, Ronnet Crawford, Judy Cummings, Maggie Dalton-Herzberger, Ed DeGroot, Erika DeShasier, Kenneth Douglas, Bobett Dunphy, Carrie Fundel, Jerod Fundel, Steve Gilbreth, Michael Guidish, Tom Guthrie, Rick Harmon, Ralph Hastie, Julie Yvette Henson, Bob Hill, Chuck Hill, Betty Hillig, James Hinchen, Dana Homer, Keri Jackson, Kole Jackson, Terry Karsgaard, Pat Kennedy, Brianna Klein, Kevin Klein, Mark Langdon, Ann Lawton, Stephen Lee, Jared Maggart, John Marshall, Alyssa Martin, Linda Martin, Bobette Matthews, Richard Matthews, Courtney McCormick, Brian Millard, Joseph Miller, Phyllis Miller, Fred Moody, Jennifer Morris, Fred Nergenah, Patricia Nevins, Rita Northrop, Janet Orris, Russell Pattie, Diana Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Paul Price, Georgia Ratliff, Carl Sanders, Don Schmidt, Jessica Schroeder, Jan Schumm, Cheryl Schuster, Bruce Selway, Theresa Selway, Joe Sheehan, Kishuana Slater, Bruce Smith, Patricia Smock-Forsman, Bailee Stephenson, Jim Stocker, Amanda Summers, Abigail Tendick, John Turley, Terry Valentine, Sandra VanBebber, Stacey Vaniter, Jacklyn Varble, Alexis Vincent, David West, Sheree West, Patricia Whalen, Brian Whitaker, Janet Wood, Barbara Wooldridge, and Karen Zink.

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