Passavant Area Hospital has achieved a three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission as a result of its demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s nationally-recognized healthcare standards. The Joint Commission’s on-site survey of Passavant occurred earlier this year.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Chester A. Wynn, President & CEO, added, “the success of our accreditation is proof of our hospital-wide commitment to providing continuous quality healthcare.”

Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, has been providing healthcare services to the residents of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, and portions of Brown, Macoupin, and Pike counties in West Central Illinois since 1875. Passavant, licensed for 108 patient beds, is staffed by 900 full and part-time employees, and an active medical staff of 75 physicians. Passavant is the largest employer in Jacksonville. For more information about Passavant Area Hospital, visit