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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.

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 [email protected] or call 419-423-5551 by Wednesday, March 21. A boxed lunch will be provided.