Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard visited Passavant Area Hospital last week with a proclamation honoring local athletic trainers during the March celebration of National Athletic Trainers Month. Passavant athletic trainers include Monica Huffman, PT, ATC; Larissa Sorrells, PT, DPT, ATC; Kris Schwiderski, ATC; and Trevor Huffman, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, director of Rehabilitation Services. They were joined by athletic trainers from MacMurray College Bryan Langan, ATC, and Jessica Lewis, ATC. Athletic train
Area women are invited to a free community event featuring fun and interactive breakout sessions to improve their heart health from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4450 W. Iles Ave.
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 Event later this month.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital reminds expecting families that each month it offers a free prenatal class. The next 3-hour class will be held Sunday, March 25 from 1pm – 4pm. The class will be held in Steinfort A at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois.
The Lincoln Elks #914 Lodge in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will once again sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Tuesday, April 10 from 1pm-3pm at ALMH. The clinic is by appointment only. The clinic is an ideal time to have a child reviewed for bone and joint development. If your child has an uncorrectable deformity, complains of back, knee, leg, ankle pain or has a back curvature, they can be seen at
Karla Carr of Delavan has been named the February Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. Carr is senior occupational therapist and works in the rehabilitation department.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States (men and women combined), yet is highly preventable, detectable, and treatable. Many people with precancerous conditions or early colon cancer don’t know it. That is why screening is so important. The National Cancer Institute reports that in Logan County, Illinois colon cancer death rates are higher than the state and national average.
In an effort to encourage screenings, Abrah
Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Kim Tozer, a reimbursement specialist in the Financial Resources department. She has been a Passavant employee 36 years.
Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a session to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to adults showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
Janelle Cornell from Taylorville Memorial Hospital is teaming up with Lisa Peterson of the U of I Extension Office to offer a free class on roasting vegetables. The program will be held on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office at 1120 N. Webster Street in Taylorville.
Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on colon cancer on Thursday, March 22, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
The Passavant Area Hospital Radiation Oncology Center is the recipient of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation's (JREDC) 2017 Champion Award. The award honors an individual, agency or organization that does not have economic development as its primary purpose. The Champion Award was presented at the JREDC Annual Meeting Feb. 15 at the Jacksonville Country Club.
Stress is everywhere. Work, family, finances, health concerns – the list goes on and on. The way people cope with stress plays a significant role in how it affects their daily lives.
Ainsley’s Angels in Central Illinois will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 2018 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K, according to Kevin Eckhoff, race director.
Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce they are accepting scholarship applications for the John H. Butterfield Agriculture and Nutrition Scholarship. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who has graduated from a central Illinois high school with priority given to a Christian County resident. Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year college or university and have the intention to pursue a career in agriculture or food nutrition.