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

Passavant Completes Community Health Need Assessment

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Passavant Area Hospital has completed a community health need assessment and placed the document online for the public. The nonprofit hospital identified three priorities for the people and communities it serves in the Morgan County region. They are obesity, mental health and access to care. Completing a community health need assessment is required of nonprofit hospitals by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The hospital completed a previous need assessment in 2012. To complete the need assessment, Passavant Area Hospital collaborated with the Morgan County Health Department and other health and social service providers that represent the vulnerable members of the community. “A multitude of issues determine the health of a community. No single hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of its community,” said Douglas Rahn, president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital. “We look forward to working with our community partners to address these critical health needs faced by many in our community.” The community health need assessment includes an implementation strategy to address how the hospital will meet these priorities in 2016-18. Passavant Area Hospital’s Community Health Need Assessment

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