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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


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.

Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital Echo Laboratories reaccreditation

Bluffton Hospital first accredited in 2008; reaccreditations in 2011 and 2014

The Echocardiography Laboratories at Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) and Bluffton Hospital have been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

The BVH and Bluffton echo labs perform echocardiograms, a non-invasive test used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions.

This accreditation recognizes labs that provide a high level of patient care and quality testing when diagnosing heart disease.

To receive the accreditation, BVH and Bluffton echo labs underwent a comprehensive application process and a detailed review of its echocardiography operations.