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BVHS Service of Remembrance April 29

The 17th annual Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) Service of Remembrance takes place at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., Findlay.

The non-denominational memorial service honors BVHS patients and residents who passed away in 2017. All are welcome to attend, which will be followed by a reception.

This service commemorates the lives of patients and residents cared for throughout Blanchard Valley Health Systemn including Bluffton Hospital, Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Birchaven Retirement Village, Blanchard Valley Hospital and Independence House.

Awarded “A” grade

Blanchard Valley Hospital recognized for outstanding patient safety

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) was recently honored with an “A” grade in the Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Score, by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization whose goal is to improve health care quality for consumers and purchasers.

This recognition is a reflection of how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections. BVH was one of 750 hospitals awarded with an “A.”

The Hospital Safety Score uses 27 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.

OB/GYN physician will see patients at Bluffton Women's Center

Dr. Molly Senokozlieff, MD, will also accept appointments at EasternWoods

Dr. Molly Senokozlieff, MD, a physician specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, has joined the women’s health care team at Blanchard Valley Health System.

She is now accepting appointments at Bluffton Women’s Care, 559 Harmon Road, Bluffton, 419-358-8856, and at EasternWoods Outpatient Center, Findlay.

Dr. Senokozlieff received her bachelor’s degree at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She completed medical school at Ohio State University and fulfilled her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Ohio State. She has been providing OB/GYN services for 14 years.

Silent art auction includes painting, pottery, photos

Bluffton Hospital Auxiiary will hold a silent art auction with bidding from May 1 to 12. Art will be featured in the CVS/Greg's Pharmacy windows, Main Street, Bluffton.

Birchaven Village hosting educational series for seniors

Birchaven Village will host “Talk About It Tuesdays,” an educational series for active seniors. The presentations will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Dining Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. Event dates and topics include:

•  Tuesday, April 3 – Downsize & Simplify
 Reannon Hayes, Professional Organizer

• Tuesday, April 10 – Elder Law 101
Marissa Fitzpatrick, Elder Law Attorney

*  Tuesday, April 17 – Medicare 101
David Painter, Ohio Department of Insurance

• Tuesday, April 24 – Guided Tours: A Safe Way to Explore the World
Pat Garlock, President of AAA Findlay

Honor your mother with a butterfly

Founding Mothers Dedication Wall at Bluffton Hospital

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation provides an opportunity in the Bluffton community to honor or remember a mother. You  may recognize her as a “Founding Mother.”

A recognition wall is located outside the hospital maternity area at The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital.

This wall features “Founding Mothers” acknowledged by friends and family members.

Through this program, mothers will receive an engraved butterfly permanently placed on the dedication wall, named in a special ad in the Bluffton Icon and will be presented a special, hand-crafted butterfly charm necklace.