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During COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, which has lasted the better part of a year now, many things have been postponed, cancelled or rescheduled. Family gatherings, vacations and sports are just a few examples of things that may have been put off for another time. Unfortunately, many people have also experienced this with their recommended health screening examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. For many reasons, routine screening examinations may have been postponed, cancelled or rescheduled.

Vaccine clinic at Bluffton Hospital for 18 and older

Moderna given April 8 • Call 419-369-2323 for appointment

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer another vaccination clinic for the community.

In this phase, individuals who are 18 years of age and older will be able to receive the Moderna vaccine. The clinic will be held on Thursday, April 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

To register, call 419.369.2323 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are a limited number of vaccines available, therefore vaccines will be given on a first call, first-served basis. A caregiver or loved one may make an appointment on behalf of a patient.

Call 419-369-2323 to schedule a vaccine at the hospital

Bluffton Hospital asks persons calling to schedule a vaccine on the special vaccine number to please use the new "369" Bluffton phone prefix when calling the hospital.

The correct phone number is 419-369-2323.

It is easy to confuse this number with the older "358" prefix, which is incorrect.

 

Something we already knew

Bluffton Hospital named a 2021 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.

Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX.

Bluffton Hospital offers vaccines for persons 50 and older

Call to register for clinic on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Check story update

Second update - An earlier announcement on March 16 of 40 and older available for vaccines was premature from the Hancock County Health Department. The correct age for Friday's clinic is 50 and older. 

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer another vaccination clinic for the community.

In this phase, individuals who are 50 years of age and older will be available to receive the vaccination, along with those with Type 2 Diabetes and end-stage renal disease.

Headaches

According to the World Health Organization one-third of adults worldwide have suffered from a headache in the past year. Among the most common disorders of the nervous system, headaches are characterized by consistent, recurring pain in the head. They can range from a dull ache to severe migraines—a type of headache that inhibits one’s ability to function.

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