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BVH listed as 100 Top Hospital for sixth time

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has been recognized with this honor. BVHS received this distinction in 2005, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now in 2018. 

Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the United States based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. 

Heminger HeartCare provides exceptional care

The Jane and Gary Heminger HeartCare Center, located within Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, continues to be under the national average for “door to balloon” time. 

Heminger HeartCare has a “door to balloon” time of 56 minutes. The national average is 60 minutes. This means it takes 56 minutes or less for the team at Blanchard Valley Hospital to re-establish blood flow to the heart muscle. 

Menopause and your health, theme of March 29 program

Blanchard Valley Health System Live and Learn Series

Blanchard Valley Health System will hold its next Live and Learn Series in late March.

The program’s focus is  “Menopause and Your Health.” It takes place from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

Featured speakers are Dr. Miguel Jordan, Dr. Robert Schutz and Dr. Allison Westcott.

Persons interested in attending should RSVP to events@bvhealthsystem.org or call 419-423-5551 by Wednesday, March 21. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Volunteer recruiting event

Hosted at Blanchard Valley Hospital

The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a volunteer recruiting event to target individuals who are interested in working in the main campus gift shop. This initiative will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Donnell Pavilion at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Bridge Bereavement Services to host Forever Memories Group

Bridge Bereavement Services will be offering a Forever Memories Group focused on loss, grief and healing through the creation of a memory frame. The group will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Meadows of Ottawa, 147 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.

The group is open to any adult who has recently experienced the death of a loved one. Participants are welcome to come commemorate their loved one’s life and memories through the creation of the frame. The loved one did not need to be a patient of Bridge Home Health & Hospice.

Most wired!

Blanchard Valley Health System receives health care’s most wired award

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) received Health Care’s Most Wired award for 2017. This award is presented by the American Hospital Association (AHA) to hospitals that use technology to improve patient reach methods, provide easier access to care and operate exceptional patient portal systems. BVHS achieved these technological advances through the use of the MyHealth Patient Portal and Cerner.