OB/GYN Services


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Women have very special health care needs, depending on their stage in life, and Passavant has enhanced our OB/GYN services to meet those needs. Our advanced testing and screening technologies coupled with a wider array of medical specialists and highly skilled physicians assure the best care possible for every woman, from early teens through maturity.

Board Certified Physicians & Advanced Diagnostics
Passavant’s team of OB/GYN specialists, including this area’s first and only female provider, work as a team delivering compassionate inpatient and outpatient services and support. They are supported by the most advanced technology for imaging, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as access to many skilled specialists through the Memorial Health System network of providers.

To review our physician profiles and call for an appointment, click here.

Enhanced Maternal Infant Health Center
When it is time to welcome your new baby into the world. Passavant’s newly remodeled Maternal Infant Health Center offers beautifully appointed private labor and delivery rooms, a sofa/sleeper for Dad and other family members, and an expanded family lounge. All of our rooms are equipped to handle the entire process—from labor and delivery to recovery and newborn care.

Passavant: Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation
Selected as one of the first hospitals in the nation to join the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, Passavant’s dedication to enhancing maternal care practices will lead to our achieving the Baby Friendly USA© designation. As part of this initiative, Passavant will receive ongoing support in breastfeeding practices; training and resource support for lactation education, and will focus on evidence-based practices for prenatal and maternity care.

OB/GYN Services

  • General obstetric and gynecologic care
  • High-risk obstetrics
  • Birth Control
  • Annual exams
  • Fertility and reproductive services
  • Treatment for pelvic pain, ovarian cysts
  • Menopause treatment
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Urogynocological services
  • Gestational diabetes
  • STD testing

 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation are again partnering to bring prevention and awareness for colorectal cancer with a screening kit pick up and Community Health Talk later this month. The free kits will be available Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the circle drive at the main entrance to Passavant, 1600 W. Walnut. Individuals should simply drive up, fill out a short questionnaire, talk to a nurse, and then complete the kit at home. The kit is then mailed to Passavant, with test results returned by mail in three to four weeks. The screening kits are new this year and are more convenient with only one stool sample required. They use the fecal immunochemical test screening method for hemoglobin in the stool. The test is considered the new standard for early detection of blood in the stool, one of the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but if detected early, 90 percent of those deaths are preventable. [caption id="attachment_14043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jan Rakinic, MD[/caption] In addition to the free screening kits, Passavant is presenting a Community Health Talk on Friday, March 31, with Jan Rakinic, MD, Professor of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine; Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Rakinic topic is “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Is it Worth the Bother?” The program begins at 12 noon in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant. A complimentary lunch is included. Call 479-5800 to register.

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