Jacksonville, IL

Passavant Area Hospital

The largest employer in Jacksonville, Illinois, Passavant Area Hospital is a highly respected facility that was founded in 1875, and continues to serve the residents of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, Macoupin, Brown, and Northern Pike Counties in west-central Illinois.

Our 93-bed critical care hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services, and has a team of 900 full- and part-time colleagues, as well as an active medical staff of 70 physicians, all dedicated to the highest standards of excellence. Passavant Area Hospital is:

  • Recognized as a Magnet® Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • A member of the American Hospital Association (AMH)
  • A member of the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA)
  • A member of the Veterans Hospital Association (VHA)

Serving approximately 4,800 patient days of care and 38,000 outpatient visits annually, we pride ourselves on being a major contributor to the communities we serve through extensive outreach programs and progressive new treatments.

While our community has a pleasantly traditional feel, the technology we offer—and the careers our teams explore—are quite progressive. Won’t you join us, and find out for yourself?

Review the complete list of our medical services and programs.








The story of Passavant Hospital really began in 1868 when Mrs. Eliza Ayers, a widow from Jacksonville, wrote to Reverand William Passavant, a Lutheran minister that had a national reputation for creating hospitals and orphanages, about donating a most valuable block of five acres on the city’s leading street.

Although it took seven years of searching to find the right solution, Eliza gave the property to Reverend Passavant in 1875, and Jacksonville Hospital (now known as Passavant Hospital) was built on East State Street.

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