Why Choose Passavant


If you’re looking to join a team that has the technology of a large facility, but hasn’t lost its small town community feel, Passavant Area Hospital is the place for you.

Located in Jacksonville, Illinois, Passavant is a progressive, forward-thinking hospital that is committed to providing patients with top-notch quality care. We go the extra mile, give that extra attention, and strive to make a difference in each and every life we touch.

But being a great place to work isn’t the only reason you should choose Passavant. We’re also part of a great community. We have fantastic schools, great retail business, diversity, a local symphony, community theatre and more. Add that the fact we are just a few hours away from big city activities in St. Louis and Chicago and it’s easy to see why when people come here to work, they come here to stay.

Passavant Area Hospital is a place you can call home.

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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