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Weekend doctor: Home health care may be right for you

By Chelsie Niese, MSN, RN
Community Nurse Liaison, Bridge Home Health & Hospice

“Living Through Loss” Series begin

Bridge Home Health and Hospice presentations

The 31st annual “Living Through Loss” educational series will begin on Monday, Sept. 16, through Bridge Home Health and Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System. 

Presentations are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. The topic for September will be “The Journey through Grief: What to Expect along the Way” presented by Tonya Camden, MSW, LISW-S.

Weekend doctor: Radiofrequency ablation

A new option for knee pain

By Thomas Kindl, MD
Blanchard Valley Pain Management
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a common interventional procedure, typically performed on the nerves in your spine. In the past few years, pain specialists have begun performing a modified version of this procedure on other joints like the knee.

Blanchard Valley Health System ‘Allergy, Asthma & Lung Health’ presentation Sept. 12

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Allergy, Asthma & Lung Health,” a presentation of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about allergens affecting the lungs as well as asthma triggers and symptoms.

 This event is Thursday, Sept. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. A boxed lunch will be provided during the event.

Dr. Giedraitis joins Pain Management Specialists of Blanchard Valley 

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, recently welcomed Andrius Giedraitis, MD, to the team at Blanchard Valley Pain Management. The office is located within Blanchard Valley Hospital at 1900 S. Main St., Findlay, and Dr. Giedraitis is welcoming new patients.

24/7 ER orthopedic surgical services coverage

Now offered at Bluffton Hospital

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, is now offering 24/7 orthopedic surgical services coverage for the emergency room.

Additionally, inpatient and outpatient orthopedic services are also available on the main campus, located at 139 Garau St.

Orthopedic surgical services offered at Bluffton Hospital will include shoulder, hand, elbow, hip, knee, and foot and ankle surgeries.

“Bluffton Hospital has a strong commitment to those we serve,” said Nicole Keuneke, director of operations at Bluffton Hospital.