Pana Community Hospital and Tanner Park


Pana Community Hospital’s Excel Sports Enhancement Program is ideal for athletes seeking to enhance their level of function, increase physical fitness, and develop skills specific to their sport. Rehabilitated athletes also benefit significantly from this program.

The foundation transformed a 10-acre tract, once known as Tanner Drive-In, into soccer fields and ball diamonds for community league teams and Pana High School sports. Over time, a pavilion, concession stand, and permanent bathrooms were added.

Tanner Park

Tanner Park is an idyllic green space at the core of Tanner Health System’s campus in Portland. It offers many social benefits for its community members, including encouraging active lifestyles, supporting arts and culture events, and providing a space to enjoy nature. Furthermore, its design helps reduce stormwater runoff while improving water quality – while its wetland design helps mitigate flooding during extreme precipitation events.

The 138-acre park offers camping, hiking, fishing, paddling, and putt-putt golf, along with motel units, group lodges, and pavilions. Campsites feature pull-through sites equipped with water, electricity, and cable TV; its group lodge can sleep 40 overnight guests and boasts full kitchen amenities as well as fireplace, deck, and lake view views; its paved pathways offer accessible routes for those with disabilities.

Long Island’s Great South Bay hosts this multi-use park owned and managed by the Town of Babylon, offering recreational activities from bay beach access and interactive spray park to baseball fields, softball pitches, soccer, lacrosse, lacrosse, football fields, as well as tennis courts and senior center facilities. Furthermore, Copiague Youth League plays at this facility from ages 4-18.

Not only does the park provide recreational amenities, but it also serves as a living laboratory for sustainable practices. Its design draws inspiration from both its former ecology and historical references – including an art installation made of railroad tracks and pathways paved with cobble blocks – as well as the park’s meadow-like grasses that recall myrtle trees that once served tanneries nearby.

The park’s wetlands and stormwater management systems help reduce flood risks, improve water quality, and increase biodiversity – contributing to its sustainability and earning it LEED Gold certification from USGBC. Atelier Dreiseitl’s award-winning landscape firm used collaborative design processes to engage local communities while showing the value of sustainable practices and demonstrating them throughout its design of sustainable features for this park.

Pana High School

Pana High School is an exceptional academic and athletics program offering students rigorous educational programs as well as competitive athletics programs. Pana prioritizes students as individuals by creating a supportive learning environment that empowers each to flourish in all aspects. Extracurricular activities help build teamwork while cultivating strong work ethics; Pana High’s membership in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) encourages athletic talents while imparting values of determination and dedication while participating in its team sports programs.

This school is part of Pana Community Unit School District 8. It boasts a diversity score of 0.10, lower than the Illinois average diversity score. There are 396 students enrolled here, with 23 teachers serving them – thus producing a student-teacher ratio of 17:1.

Pana High School boasts not only a robust academic program but also offers an abundance of extracurricular activities. Equipped with an innovative fiber-optic distance learning facility that connects to Lake Land College, Eastern Illinois University, and seven area high schools, students who excel in sports are encouraged to compete at state levels – helping build their self-confidence and sense of achievement!

This school boasts an 85% White student body, 2% Hispanic students, and one African-American. Most students come from middle-class families. It is widely recognized for its outstanding teachers and commitment to student success.

Pana High School stands out from other schools by its commitment to excellence and supporting the overall well-being of its students, which makes the institution genuinely distinctive. Pana has an enviable record of college admission rates and continually improving its facilities and curriculum to give its pupils the best education experience.

Pana Community Hospital

Pana Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, community-owned and operated hospital that features 22 beds for inpatient use as well as medical-surgical and swing beds, inpatient emergency room services seven days a week, diagnostic imaging such as Diagnostic Radiology (X-Rays), Bone Density Mammography CT Scanning as well as participating in Prairie Heart Institute’s STAT Heart program to reduce permanent damage from heart attacks more quickly.

This hospital serves Christian, Shelby, Fayette, and Montgomery counties of central Illinois. Recently completed renovations include revamps to its front entrance and emergency department that aims to help better staff prioritize patient needs by prioritizing care accordingly. The project included a new two-story addition and renovated spaces designed to facilitate faster and safer patient flow through its system.

Additionally, the hospital has added a surgical suite to its existing facility, giving them additional space for performing hernia repair, gallbladder removal, hysterectomies, and tubal ligation surgeries, as well as total knee replacement surgeries.

According to the hospital’s marketing director, funding for its new surgical suite came from cash reserves, borrowing, and community fundraising efforts. Meanwhile, the balance sheet has been maintained through careful spending decisions and innovative procurement of services, she stated.

Full-time employees at Pana Hospital enjoy comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance coverage and eligibility for a retirement plan, with the hospital contributing a set percentage. Situated in central Illinois near Decatur and Springfield as well as St Louis. There are six lakes nearby providing recreational activities.