Posted by Anne Pannabecke... on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The trauma center at Blanchard Valley Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. The BVH Trauma Center is under the medical direction of Doug Yoder, MD.
Ohio Department of Transportation released the following details of Interstate 75 construction around Findlay. The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:
Interstate 75 Findlay
Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from the area of the Blanchard River near Findlay High School to county Road 99 will be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone during nighttime hours only beginning late in the week of March 20 or early the week of March 27.
Posted by Anne Pannabecke... on Friday, March 17, 2017
Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business. This is the fifth time BVH has been recognized with this honor. Previous years in which the organization received this distinction include 2005, 2011, 2015 and 2016.
Truven Health Analytics identified the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance for over 3000 hospitals. The study found that the top performing hospitals in the country were able to improve outcomes while reducing overall expense per patient.
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Thursday, March 16, 2017
The next Medical Disposal Day will be Saturday, April 8, in the parking lot between RiteAid and COSI. Expired, unused prescriptions and over the counter drugs will be taken and safely disposed of between 9 a.m. and noon.
The program is sponsored by the Sheriff's Office, Hardin Memorial Hospital, ONU HealthWise, and the Solid Waste District
One of the community's longest running annual events
Posted by Fred Steiner on Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The 111th annual Ada High School Interclass Competition takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, March 17, in the school auditorium.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will compete in the areas of short story, dramatic reading, poetry, and essay. Intermission entertainment is by the Ada staff and Ada High School senior class, as well as refreshments provided by the Ada Academic Boosters.
Several additional events take place in the school this month. Here's an upate from the school website:
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
If you look outside, you might disagree with the weather forecast for our area for March. Here's what the ag forecast looks like:
"MARCH WEATHER UPDATE - Jim Noel
It was one of the warmest February's one record. Further, for the period of January and February combined, many reporting stations in Ohio had the most number of 60+ days ever recorded.
The warm-up has led to green-up conditions running about 3 weeks ahead of schedule in Ohio.
The outlook for March calls for near to slightly warmer than normal temperatures. We will not see the record warmth in March we saw in February. Precipitation will be near or slightly above normal.
Lent provides a chance to take inventory of our attitudes
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Thursday, March 9, 2017
Lent, the six-week prelude to Easter, is traditionally a time for sacrifices but can also be a season for making gains, says the Rev. David MacDonald, ONU chaplain.
“Many individuals focus on the aspect of self-denial by giving up something such as a favorite food item,” MacDonald said. “While there is nothing wrong with that practice, Lent can be a season of longer-lasting, more practical impact.”
Rather than merely ditching candy bars for six weeks, Lent provides more meaningful opportunities.