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-Gatorade Race Results

Posted on: May 28, 2016

Jacob Covell, Kelly Vandermaiden, Brian Scott, and Madeline Jackson were the first place overall winners at this morning’s 24th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. Covell finished first overall in the men’s 5K division with a time of 17 minutes, 50 seconds. Vandermaiden was first overall in the women’s 5K with a time of 21 minutes, 17 seconds. Scott captured first overall in the men’s 10K category with a time of 36 minutes, 19 seconds. Jackson was first overall in the women’s 10K in 44 minutes, 46 seconds. Awards were also distributed to first, second, and third place finishers, male and female, in 14 age categories. Three hundred runners competed in this morning races through Jacksonville’s west side. The 2016 beneficiary is the Jacksonville Area Community Food Center. The complete list of age group winners and an overall finishers list is available here.

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