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Bridge Bereavement Services hosts “Facing the holidays after a loss"

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation that focuses on how to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season on Monday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main St., Findlay. The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

This presentation will help the bereaved navigate the holiday season while enduring the pain of losing a loved one. Theresa Scherger, MSW, LSW, social worker with Bridge Home Health & Palliative Care will be presenting, with opportunity for discussion to follow.

Birchaven Village named a Best Nursing Home 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report

Birchaven Village has been named to the list of Best Nursing Homes 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the third time Birchaven has been named to this prestigious list.

To qualify as a Best Nursing Home, facilities had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better during 10 months of federal reports ending in August 2017 and had to consistently meet certain performance standards set by U.S. News during the period, such as earning at least four stars in the CMS overall rating for all 10 months.

Bluffton Primary Care opens Monday

Dr. Leah Eiden's office opens at 161 Garau St., Bluffton

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System will open its new office, Bluffton Primary Care, 161 Garau St., on Monday, Nov. 13.

Renovations to the building are finishing this week.

“Blanchard Valley Medical Practices is proud to bring this service to our patients and the community, shared Kelly Shroll, president, Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. The opening of Bluffton Primary Care will continue our commitment to quality care.”

Dr. Leah Eiden will be re-locating her medical practice to Bluffton from Putnam County Primary Care in Ottawa. Dr. Eiden graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

BVH recognized for outstanding patient safety – Awarded “A” Grade

Measures how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections

Blanchard Valley Hospital was recently honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,600 U.S. hospitals were assigned scores in Fall 2017.

To see how Blanchard Valley Hospital’s score compares locally and nationally, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Anthem MRIs and CT scan announcement does not affect BVHS

It may affect certain areas of Ohio, but not Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Bluffton Hospital and EasternWoods Outpatient Diagnostic Center will not be affected by the recent Anthem announcement to limit health insurance coverage of high end radiology services in the hospital outpatient setting.

High end radiology services include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

This recent announcement may affect certain areas of Ohio, but will not affect Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) or its facilities.

BVHS will continue to provide high end radiology services to all Anthem enrollees on an outpatient basis, as well as for inpatients.

Bridge offering holiday memories workshop through Group S.T.A.R.

For bereaved children ages 6 to 12

Bridge Bereavement Service’s Group S.T.A.R. (Special Times Always Remembered) will be offering a Holiday Memories program for bereaved children ages 6 through 12.

The program allows children to come together with their peers and participate in activities that will help them express their feelings, create lasting memories of their loved one and have fun at the same time.

The Holiday Memories program will be offered Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. in Findlay.
Dinner will be provided for the children. Family members are encouraged to return at 7:15 p.m. to participate in a closing ceremony.

Bluffton Hospital receives Top 20 Hospital Award

From National Rural Health Association for patient satisfaction

Bluffton Hospital was recognized by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as a top 20 hospital for patient satisfaction. Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital and Nicki Keuneke, director of operations recently received the award at the annual Critical Access Hospital Conference.

“We are so proud to be ranked highly in these measures and to receive this award,” said Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital.

“Our associates, physicians and volunteers work hard every day to ensure each patient has a positive experience. I am thrilled that their effort is being recognized through this prestigious award.”

Bridge Bereavement Services Hosting “Myths & Misconceptions of Grief”

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation to address the myths associated with grief on Monday, October 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main Street, Findlay. The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

This presentation will focus on dispelling the many myths and misconceptions of grief such as “grief gets better the second year” and “grief will progress in predictable stages.”

Dr. John Ogden joins Neurosurgical Associates of Northwest Ohio

John Ogden, MD, a neurosurgeon has joined Neurosurgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System. Neurosurgical Associates of Northwest Ohio is located at 1641 North Lake Drive in Findlay.

Dr. Ogden completed medical school at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tuscon, Arizona. He fulfilled his internship and neurosurgery residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call his office at 419.420.7304.

The Icons introduce Blanchard Valley Health System page

Now providing viewers with more information

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Ada and Bluffton Icons have added a separate page covering news from Blanchard Valley Health Systems for viewers.

This unique page will keep viewers updated on all activities and news announcements from BVHS, which includes Bluffton Hospital.

“This is a cooperative effort between the Icons and Blanchard Valley Health Systems, which we are excited to provide to our Bluffton and Ada Icon viewers,” said Fred Steiner of the Icons.

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