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    Cassie Houf-Seagraves is Employee of the Month

    • December 7, 2017
    Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Cassie Houf-Seagraves, a licensed clinical social worker. She works in the Social Services department and has been a Passavant employee four years. A grateful co-worker nominated Cassie for the honor. “We recently had a patient who was defiant and confused and had mental and physical complications. The patient was no longer able to care for herself and had to be sent to a nursing home. Cassie found a nursing home quickly and could have been satisfied with the task being completed. Instead, Cassie continued to work with Case Management to look for nursing homes to make sure all of the patient’s physical, mental health and communication needs were met. Cassie helped make arrangements for the patient’s belongings to get to the nursing home, and even made sure the patient’s cat would receive care. When it was time to go to the nursing home, the patient was upset and confused, refusing to go. Cassie went to the patient for a heart-to-heart conversation. Cassie was able to relieve the patient of her fears and make her feel important and supported.” As a social worker, Cassie’s responsibilities include identifying, addressing and resolving socially complex situations with patients, coordinating care with patient families, providing resources, advocating for patients and community members and providing crisis intervention and supportive counseling. “Passavant works endlessly to continue to improve and offer top notch services in a rural community,” said Cassie. “Employees, patients and community members are beyond fortunate that Passavant is part of a health system that opens leading doors to this area and never ceases to work to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.” Cassie and her husband, Michael, reside in Jacksonville with their son, Landon. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives eight hours off with pay, an Employee of the Month plaque, a close parking space for one month, gift cards for the Cafeteria and Gift Shop, a movie gift card, pen and pencil set, picnic blanket, flashlight/tool kit, Mason jar cup, umbrella, small cooler, lunch sack, drawstring tote, water bottle, notepad, flashlight key ring, coffee mug, and cup.
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    EMT-B Class Coming to Passavant

    • December 1, 2017
    Passavant Area Hospital will offer an emergency medical technician-basic (EMT-B) starting January 15, 2018. Individuals completing the class and passing the state licensure exam will be will allowed to work as a healthcare provider with an ambulance service. The EMT-B certification is the first step to becoming a paramedic. The class meets on Mondays and Thursdays through May 24, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Passavant. In addition to the classroom portion of the course, participants are required to complete 48 hours of clinical time, split between riding on an ambulance and observation in the Passavant Emergency Department. Prerequisites for the class include: ·  18 and older (prior to state licensure testing) ·  High school diploma or GED (prior to state licensure testing) ·  Completion of healthcare provider CPR before start of class ·  Up-to-date vaccinations ·  Drug test and background check (included in class fee) ·  Liability insurance Cost of the class is $525. Grants may be available through local volunteer EMS agencies. Applications are available at PassavantHospital.com/EMT. Class size is limited to 25. For additional information, please contact Travis Wilson, EMT-P, LI, assistant EMS coordinator at Passavant, 245-9541, ext. 3929, or email, wilson.travis@mhsil.com.   # # # # #
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    New Physician at Passavant OB/GYN

    • November 17, 2017
    Alexander Raw, MD, a faculty member at SIU OB/GYN, is accepting new patients at Passavant OB/GYN. Dr. Raw, an obstetrician/gynecologist, recently completed his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. He earned his medical doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2013. He holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raw, please call Passavant OB-GYN, 243-8455. Passavant OB/GYN is located on the Passavant Area Hospital campus, east entrance.
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    Linda Kennedy is Employee of the Month

    • November 10, 2017
    Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Linda Kennedy, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Obstetrics. She is the lactation services facilitator and has been employed at Passavant 29 years. A grateful mother nominated Linda for the honor. “Linda was absolutely amazing my entire five-day stay. She always went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. We had an incredibly hard time in the beginning of our breastfeeding journey, but we were always welcomed and encouraged by Linda to come in for help. She never seemed put out to take time out of her day to sit with us and coach us. I would come in crying and discouraged and she always made me feel better by the time I left. She gave me her personal cell number in case we needed anything. What really impressed me and touched my heart was, while she was on vacation, she had another OB nurse call me to check on me and my son. She went the extra mile caring for us. We are still in contact today. Her genuine passion, concern and outstanding service make her the perfect role model for employees.” In addition to her Obstetrics staff duties, Linda promotes inpatient and outpatient lactation services, serves as breastfeeding task force chair and Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative co-chair and provides education for staff and public via skill days and classroom studies. Linda and her husband, Troy, reside in Griggsville. They are the parents of four children, Drew, Morgan, Matthew and Laura. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives eight hours off with pay, an Employee of the Month plaque, a close parking space for one month, gift cards for the Cafeteria and Gift Shop, a movie gift card, pen and pencil set, picnic blanket, flashlight/tool kit, Mason jar cup, umbrella, small cooler, lunch sack, drawstring tote, water bottle, notepad, flashlight key ring, coffee mug, and cup.
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    "Step It Up: The Way to Healthy Feet" Nov. 14

    • October 25, 2017
    Benjamin Stevens, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Springfield Clinic, will present “Step It Up: The Way to Healthy Feet” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room 4 at Passavant Area Hospital. Dr. Stevens will talk about common foot and ankle issues, such as bunions and hammertoes, ankle arthritis and heel pain. The program is offered at no charge. To register, call 479-5800. Dr. Stevens specializes in comprehensive treatment of foot and ankle reconstruction, including both conservative and surgical care. He is the only surgeon in Springfield and west central Illinois to perform total ankle replacements. Other orthopedic interests include foot and ankle trauma, diabetic reconstruction, sports injuries, arthroscopy and complex deformity. Dr. Stevens sees patients at Springfield Clinic-Jacksonville, located at 15 Founders Lane in Jacksonville.
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18dec6:00 pm- 7:30 pmBreastfeeding 101
18dec7:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoga Class #3
18dec7:00 pm- 8:00 pmAlzheimer’s Support Group
19dec12:00 pm- 1:00 pmOstomy Support Group
20dec12:00 pm- 1:00 pmDiabetes Support Group
22dec7:30 pm- 8:30 pmEmotional Empowerment (Mental Health) Support Group #2
27dec6:00 pm- 7:00 pmBreastfeeding Support Group #2

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3D Mammography at Passavant

Passavant is committed to reducing breast cancer rates in our communities and has now employed the most advanced breast screening technology in this area – 3D tomosynthesis.
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