Admission/What to Bring

Please use the north entrance. An ambassador will greet you at the door and direct you to the Maternal Infant Health Center. Parking is available in the Emergency Department parking lot.

What to Bring to the Hospital
For Mom:
•  Your insurance or medical card
•  Childbirth education booklet
•  Copies of your birth plan
•  Lip balm
•  Massage oil or lotion
•  Camera (to capture those special moments!)
•  List of people to notify of birth
•  Cell phone
•  Baby book
•  Robe, socks, slippers, nightgown
•  Bras: If breast feeding, two nursing bras; if formula feeding, well-fitted maternity or sports bra
•  Shampoo, conditioner, comb/brush, other hair care items
•  Deodorant, toothbrush/toothpaste
•  Clothes and shoes to wear home (a loose outfit is best)
•  Items to entertain your other children
•  Copies of your Living Will and/or Power of Attorney

For Dad/Partner/Coach:
•  Change of clothes
•  Snacks
•  Change for vending machine

For Baby:
•  Clothes for hospital baby photo and/or for going home
•  Socks or booties
•  Hat or cap
•  Infant car seat (required in Illinois)
•  Three receiving blankets
•  One heavy blanket (for car seat)
•  If formula feeding: a pacifier, if you plan to use

During your stay, Passavant will provide:
•  Hospital gowns
•  Disposable panties/sanitary pads
•  Baby gown/blanket
•  Disposable diapers for your hospital stay (be sure to have a supply at home)
•  If formula feeding, ready to use bottles of formula
•  Wifi for you laptop, phone, or other wireless device

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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