Around the Town

  • Kerri Barton (left), Environmental Services manager at Passavant Area Hospital, and Dan Capps, Environmental Services, pose with a donation from Toni Surratt and the Easley family. Surratt and the Easleys donated gift bags to each Environmental Services employee and made a monetary donation to Passavant’s employee assistance fund, which provides emergency funds for hospital employees. Please note: Passavant is no longer accepting donations of food or meals from the community. This restriction was put in place to ensure the safety of hospital colleagues and patients by reducing the potential for large gatherings in breakrooms where social distancing is difficult.
  • May 6-12 was National Nurses Week. A tradition at Passavant Area Hospital is the Blessing of the Hands ceremony led by Chaplain Patsy Kelly. The ceremony involves prayer and the anointing of hospital employees’ hands with oil. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony looked a little different, with participants all masked and practicing social distancing. Chaplain Patsy Kelly (left) leads staff in the Passavant Area Hospital Pain Management Clinic in prayer.
  • (from right to left) Jennifer Cors, RN, Cassidi Ladely, RN, and Emily Barfield, clerk in the Passavant Area Hospital Pain Management Clinic, participate in a Passavant National Nurses Week tradition – Blessing of the Hands. The ceremony involves prayer and the anointing of hospital employees’ hands with oil. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony looked a little different, with participants all masked and practicing social distancing.  
  • Allen & Donna Stare, promenade by Duncan Park 3 May 2020
in Jacksonville
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  • Khara Koffel, co-owner of Serious Lip Balm, donated 800 tubes of her product to Passavant Area Hospital and 800 tubes to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, in addition to several other hospitals near and far, as her company’s way of thanking healthcare workers. Please note: Passavant is no longer accepting donations of food or meals from the community. This restriction was put in place to ensure the safety of hospital colleagues and patients by reducing the potential for large gatherings in breakrooms where social distancing is difficult.

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