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Effective Wednesday: No visitors permitted at Bluffton Hospital

Policy applies to all Blanchard Valley Health System facilities

Due to community concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that every precaution is being taken to prioritize the safety of our patients, Bluffton Hospital will no longer allow visitors. (Effective March 25, 2020)

This policy applies to all Blanchard Valley Health System facilities including hospitals and outpatient clinics.

An exception of one caregiver per patient for the duration of the hospital stay will be granted for patients in our pediatric and labor and delivery care units.

Weekend doctor: Eating right

By Julie Russell, RD, LD, CD, Outpatient Dietician/Diabetes Educator
Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center
March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.” Sometimes it can be overwhelming with what to do first when you want to change your eating habits.

Simply start by trying to eat more variety. You can focus on one food group at a time. For example, think about some different vegetables or fruits you’ve never tried before.

Updates from Bluffton Hospital, MHCO, school meal programs

Also a link to local cancellations and event updates

CLICK HERE for the latest on cancellations and event updates in Bluffton.

In the wake of the current healthcare climate, Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), will be limiting visitation to all areas of the organization.

The new guidelines allow for one visitor per day per patient. No children (under 16 years of age) will be permitted to enter patient care areas.

Weekend doctor: Bicep injuries

By James Davidson, MD and Katie Fultz, PA-C
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sport Medicine
The biceps muscle is a key player in the function of the upper and lower arm, therefore, when it has an injury, it can make a significant impact on a person’s function.

Weekend doctor: Seeing a psychiatrist

By Christian Steiner, MD
Psychiatric Center of Northwest Ohio
“Who sees a psychiatrist anyway?” This is a common question I have been asked by many different people outside of my office. Many times, this question is brought up to me in social situations where the topic of mental health arises in passing. I often forget that psychiatry has a stigma as every day I encounter people from all walks of life who are seeking professional help for an array of different issues.

8 babies reported born in Bluffton Hospital this month

Eight babies were born at Bluffton Hospital for the month of February. Note, these only include those reported to the Icon.  

They are:
Feb. 1 – Wyatt Cole, son of Jordan and Taylor Barton

Feb. 3 – Evelyn Marie, daughter of Jordan and Emily Lehman, Findlay

Feb. 3 – Adalynn Kay, daughter of George and Shalen Moody, Beaverdam

Feb. 4 – Nixon Gray, son of Tylor and Jasmine Morman, Columbus Grove

Feb. 14 – Kaylum Jay, son of Timothy Harriger and Erin Donaldson, Columbus Grove