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BVHS opens Plastic surgery & Aesthetics of NW Ohio

Blanchard Valley Health System is pleased to announce the opening of Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics of Northwest Ohio. As a part of this new venture, Beyond MedSpa will transition into the new office, located at 2113 Tiffin Avenue, Suite A, Findlay.

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics of Northwest Ohio offers services in facial plastics, body enhancements and cosmetic treatments and products, including facelift/neck lift, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, botox and derma fillers, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, clinical skincare and more. 

BVHS's Bridge Hospice Care Center opens unit in Wood County Hospital

The Bridge Hospice Care Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has opened a six-bed patient unit on the second floor of Wood County Hospital. The Care Center was previously located at 1069 Klotz Road in Bowling Green and has moved to the hospital on Wooster Street.

Weekend doctor: Covid-19 and myocarditis: A risk for athletes

Experts believe that exercising while infected with the virus increases the risk of developing myocarditis.

By Michael Stump, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

While the effects of COVID-19 infection on the lungs are well-publicized, it is not just a respiratory infection.

Coronavirus can also cause a condition called myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart muscle. Just like it affects the lungs, the virus can invade heart muscle cells, causing inflammation and damage. This condition can result in the weakening of the heart muscle and arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats.

Weekend doctor: Thumb pain is a common complaint

Variety of causes: tendonitis, arthritis, fracture and nerve compression

By James J. Davidson, MD, and Katie Fultz, PAC

Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine


Thumb pain is a common complaint that patients have in our orthopedic clinic. It is most common near the wrist at the “snuffbox” area or basilar region of the thumb. This pain can be very debilitating because it affects all aspects of daily living that require using the hand for grip. 

COVID-19 vaccine and how it will impact flu season

Part of BVHS "State of Our Organization" series • 2 p.m. today on Facebook live

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host a Facebook Live titled “Our Response to COVID-19,” a part of the “State of Our Organization” series, today  (Thursday, Oct. 8) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

BVHS President and CEO Scott Malaney and Dr. William Kose, vice president of special projects, will discuss the COVID-19 situation, a COVID-19 vaccine and how it will impact flu season. The event will be streamed on the health system’s Facebook page:


Meet the September newborns from Bluffton Hospital

The following births are reported from Bluffton Hospital in September:

1st – Noah Acre Harris, son of Nathan and Johanna Harris, Mt. Cory
8th – Bryan Allen Clapper III, son of Bryan Clapper, Jr., and Stacie Palte, Ada
9th – Greyson Scott Shoemaker, son of Brittany Shoemaker, Findlay
10th – Edison James Erford, son of John and. Rachel Erford, Mt. Cory
11th – Madden McCallister Lieb, son of Brennan and Blythe Lieb, Findlay