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Part 1 - Concerning athletic concussions

Two-part series explores research, evaluation and treatment

By Michael Stump, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Athletic Concussions - Part 1 in a 2-part series

Concussions in sports have been in the news and on social media frequently over the last few years. 

Over that same time period, there has also been an increase in research on concussions, and this new knowledge has changed many aspects of concussion treatment. The depth of this topic calls for a two-part column, and this first part will discuss what research has taught us about the initial evaluation and management of concussions.

Part 2 - Athletic concussions

Not all concussions are the same

By Michael Stump, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Athletic concussions - Part 2

In “Athletic Concussions - Part 1,” I discussed how recent research has guided the immediate assessment and management of concussions in sports. With this article, I will continue this topic by discussing how research has affected the subsequent evaluation and treatment of concussions.

Certified professional of healthcare quality

BVHS director of corporate quality and patient safety

Roxanne Williams, director of corporate quality and patient safety at Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has recently become a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ). A CPHQ is an individual who has passed an accreditation examination developed by the National Association of Healthcare Quality.

Becoming a CPHQ means Williams demonstrates competent knowledge and understanding of program development and management, along with quality improvement concepts and other quality-related skills. Only approximately 11,000 professionals have received this certification.

“Living Through Loss” Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital

October topic: “Myths & Misconceptions of Grief”

The 30th annual “Living Through Loss” educational series by Bridge Home Health and Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, is currently underway.

Presentations are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 S. Main St., in Findlay. The topic for October is “Myths & Misconceptions of Grief” presented by Jill Gilgenbach, bereavement coordinator at Bridge Home Health and Hospice. The presentation will take place on Monday, Oct. 15.

Blanchard Valley Health System donates materials for ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits

The emergency & trauma services department of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has purchased materials for kits that assist individuals in stopping an otherwise uncontrollable bleed during an emergency. These materials include gauze, gloves, markers, tourniquets for both adults and children, and more.

The department aims to educate the community on how to utilize the kits to stop a bleed while also providing them with the resources to do so. The goal is to distribute the kits to schools across Hancock County, major businesses in Findlay and law enforcement facilities to place in officer vehicles.  

Caughman Health Center receives $38,000 grant

From Blanchard Valley Health Foundation

Blanchard Valley Health Foundation (BVHF) recently granted more than $38,000 to Caughman Health Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System that provides family practice and pediatric care to area residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

The grant funds were used to purchase pediatric hearing equipment, ultrasound power tables for patient rooms, 10 exam beds, and chairs for both visitors and associates.