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Dr. Andre Gilbert receives juris doctor degree

Andre Gilbert, MD, at Blanchard Valley Urology Associates received his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the University of Toledo in August of 2017.

Dr. Gilbert shared, “I began law school in an effort to challenge myself while learning about a new profession, but I am committed to my first calling and will continue to provide exceptional care to patients requiring urological services.”

Bluffton Primary Care opening Monday

Bluffton Primary Care, part of Blanchard Valley Medical Practices will open to see patients Monday, November 13. Bluffton Primary Care is located at 161 Garau St. and beside Bluffton Hospital.

“We are pleased to welcome Bluffton Primary Care to our professional family at Bluffton Hospital,” said Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital.

Office Hours:

Monday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bridge Bereavement Services hosting “Facing the Holidays After a Loss”

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation that focuses on how to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season on Monday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main St., Findlay. The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

Bluffton Primary Care opens Monday

Dr. Leah Eiden's office opens at 161 Garau St.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System will open its new office, Bluffton Primary Care, 161 Garau St., on Monday, Nov. 13.

Renovations to the building are finishing this week.

“Blanchard Valley Medical Practices is proud to bring this service to our patients and the community, shared Kelly Shroll, president, Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. The opening of Bluffton Primary Care will continue our commitment to quality care.”

Birchaven Village named a Best Nursing Home 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report

Birchaven Village has been named to the list of Best Nursing Homes 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the third time Birchaven has been named to this prestigious list.

To qualify as a Best Nursing Home, facilities had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better during 10 months of federal reports ending in August 2017 and had to consistently meet certain performance standards set by U.S. News during the period, such as earning at least four stars in the CMS overall rating for all 10 months.

Memory wreath making planned

Bridge Hospice holiday workshop

Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services will be offering a holiday memories wreath making workshop in both Findlay and Bowling Green.

The Findlay event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park, 16618 Township Road 208, Findlay.

The Bowling Green event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bowling Green Park Scout Building, 520 Conneaut Avenue, Bowling Green.

Wreath making is scheduled in half hour increments during event times.

Memory wreath making planned

Bridge Hospice holiday workshop

Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services will be offering a holiday memories wreath making workshop in both Findlay and Bowling Green.

The Findlay event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park, 16618 Township Road 208, Findlay.

The Bowling Green event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bowling Green Park Scout Building, 520 Conneaut Avenue, Bowling Green.

Wreath making is scheduled in half hour increments during event times.

BVH recognized for outstanding patient safety – Awarded “A” Grade

Measures how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections

Blanchard Valley Hospital was recently honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,600 U.S. hospitals were assigned scores in Fall 2017.

Meet the babies born in October in Bluffton Hospital

Bluffton Hospital reports the following babies born in October.

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.

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