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.

Roxie Werries is Volunteer of the Year

Posted on: June 16, 2016

Roxie Werries of Meredosia was selected as Passavant Area Hospital’s Volunteer of the Year during the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner June 14 at Hamilton’s. Roxie, who regularly volunteers in the Passavant Auxiliary Gift Shop and at the Main Information Center, has volunteered at Passavant for 24 years. In addition to her regular volunteer schedule, she also works behind the scenes providing support on special volunteer projects and fund-raisers. Roxie also serves as the area chairman for Meredosia on the Passavant Auxiliary Board. Nominations for the award come from fellow volunteers. Some of the nomination comments on Roxie included, “Always friendly and eager to help, looks for the good in others, a team player, kind and caring to everyone, and compassionate, conscientious, and very dependable.” As Volunteer of the Year, Roxie receives a plaque, medallion, and a special Volunteer of the Year smock to wear while volunteering at Passavant. Roxie Werries accepts the Passavant Volunteer of the Year award from, left to right, Doug Rahn, DBA, Passavant President and CEO; Jan Fellhauer, Director of Volunteers and Lifeline; and Greg Lepper, Chair of the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors.

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