Two New Members Elected to Serve on Board
Daniel Hallam, MD, and Peter Russotto, DPM, were elected to the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors during the annual meeting of the hospital’s Board of Governors at Hamilton’s October 12.
Dr. Hallam, a general surgeon affiliated with Springfield Clinic, and Dr. Russotto, a podiatrist, will serve four-year terms. Both are members of Passavant’s active medical staff. They fill a vacant spot on the board and the seat held by retiring board member Steven Lillpop, MD.
Doug Awe, Nancy Spangenberg and Kelly Staake were re-elected to new four-year terms.
Other members of the Passavant Board of Directors include: Reginald Benton, Keith Bradbury, Ginny Fanning, Barbara Farley, PhD, Donald Headen, James Hinchen, MD, Gilbert Joehl, Phyllis Lape, PhD, Greg Lepper, Gary Scott and Thomas Veith.
New Start Date for Walking for Wellness
Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Monday, Oct. 2.
The Walking for Wellness program provides a safe place in which to get walking exercise when weather conditions make walking outside unpleasant or dangerous. The program is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day Jacksonville School District 117 is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session.
On average, 75 people walk at the JHS Bowl each day the program is open—resulting in about 6,400 “encounters” with community members during the five months each year that Walking for Wellness is in session.
Walking for Wellness is also offered year-round at First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main, in South Jacksonville. The church is open to walkers Monday-Friday 12:30 to 3 p.m. Walkers there should use the south entrance.
There is no cost to participate in Walking for Wellness. Registration is not required.
For additional details on Walking for Wellness, please call Passavant’s Marketing and Communications Department, 245-9541, extension 3129.
Foundation Provides Grant for Volunteer EMS Providers
Volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) providers in the Passavant Area Hospital service area are receiving a boost in their efforts to provide the best pre-hospital care to their patients.
Pam Martin, executive director of the Passavant Foundation, announced today a $35,000 grant from the Foundation to seven local, volunteer EMS agencies for recruitment and training. Grant recipients include EMS providers in Arenzville, Chapin, Meredosia-Bluffs, Murrayville-Woodson, South Jacksonville, Winchester and Waverly.
"The grant funds will be distributed in two parts. The first $2,500 will cover tuition, books and fees of volunteers enrolled in emergency medical technician/responders classes, with the second $2,500 used for the agency's greatest need, whether it be additional class training or the purchase of training equipment," said Martin. "Passavant is committed to provide continuing education for our first responder agencies and the Foundation is pleased to support this commitment."
The grant will help the EMS providers in Passavant’s service area standardize training across all agencies. "As we integrate our existing EMS system with the Memorial Health System EMS system, it's important that we all follow the same guidelines," said Travis Wilson, Passavant’s assistant EMS coordinator. "This training will ensure that, plus strengthen our relationship with the agencies."
Passavant provides emergency medical technician/responder classes for area agencies. The next series of classes starts in early 2018.
Orthopedic Surgeon to Discuss Hip Replacement Surgery
Is hip replacement surgery in your future? Do you want to know if hip replacement surgery is the right choice for you? You can get your questions answered at next week’s Passavant Event in Jacksonville.
Piero Capecci, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Springfield Clinic, will present “Hips: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at the hospital. Dr. Capecci will talk about the evolution and development of total hip replacement surgery, surgical approaches, development of hip implants and the benefits of hip replacement surgery. The program is offered at no charge. To register, call 479-5800.
Dr. Capecci provides a full range of orthopedic treatment options, with specialization in reconstruction of the shoulder, hip and knee. He also has special training on revision surgery for patients that may have had less than desirable outcomes from a previous surgery.
Dr. Capecci sees patients at Springfield Clinic-Jacksonville, located at 15 Founders Lane in Jacksonville.
Kiwanis Club Provides Infant Car Seats to New Parents
The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville provides infant car seats to parents of newborns at Passavant Area Hospital. The assistance provided by the Kiwanis Club helps families safely buckle up newborns as they leave Passavant and travel home. The Kiwanis Club recently made a $1,200 donation to the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation to fund the program as part of the Club’s mission to serve children.
Mark Gillespie, right, president of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, presents a new car seat to Lisbeth Escobar and her son, Wyatt, prior to discharge. Debby Crowley, RN-C, IBCLC, represented Passavant’s Obstetrics department.