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“Living with Chronic Back Pain” presentation

Nov. 6 in Live and Learn hospital series

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) will host “Living with Chronic Back Pain,” part of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about methods of coping with chronic back pain. This event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of BVH and led by Panagiotis Bakos, MD from Blanchard Valley Pain Management and John Ogden, MD, a neurosurgeon from Neurosurgical Associates of Northwest Ohio.

Dr. Lorie Thomas of Blanchard Valley Health System named Master Surgeon

Lori Thomas, DO, a gynecologist at Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has achieved accreditation as a master surgeon of both minimally invasive gynecology and robotic surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation distinguishes Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, a division of BVHS, from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

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. 

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.

Have you had your flu shot?

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices host flu shot clinics for primary care patients

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices have scheduled several flu shot clinics for the patients of Putnam Primary Care Ottawa, Bluffton Primary Care and Caughman Health Center. Patients must schedule an appointment to receive the shot. The flu shot clinic schedule is as follows:

Bluffton Primary Care
Open to established Bluffton Primary Care patients.
Call 419.369.2280 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, October 24, 1 to 4 p.m.

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.