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Dr. Clara Rimmer Joins Blanchard Valley Medical Practices

Dr. Clara Rimmer has joined Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. Dr. Rimmer will be a provider at Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System. She provides a variety of pulmonary care services, specializing in individualized asthma therapy and tobacco cessation.

Dr. Rimmer received her medical degree from Albany Medical College  and her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed her internal medicine residency and pulmonary & critical care fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Weekend doctor: Intubation vs. Tracheostomy

By Emily Dulgar, RN
Birchaven Village
When you hear a physician say that you or a loved one needs to be intubated or needs a tracheostomy, it is important to understand the purpose of these and how they differ.

A tracheostomy (trach) is a procedure in which a doctor surgically makes an incision in the trachea, sometimes called the “windpipe.” Tracheostomy procedures are performed when there is an obstruction in the airway and intubation is medically not possible, a patient has inefficient oxygen delivery or has problems with secretions.

Babies born at Bluffton Hospital for July-August

Here are the babies born at Bluffton Hospital over the end of the summer. :

July 30 - Owen James, son of Chase and Jessica Ferguson, Findlay.

Aug. 2 - Oakley Sage, son of Jakob Davis and Morgan Dickey-Spratt, Bluffton.

Aug. 2 - Lainey Jo, daughter of Brad and Amy McKee, Mount Cory.

Aug. 5 - Lucy Grace, daughter of Reverend Jeremy and Jen Mann, Bluffton.

Aug. 5 - Masen Palmer, son of Travis and Amanda Missler, Bluffton.

Aug. 5 - Omara Lyzabeth, daughter of Roger Parkins and Mary Donnal, Ada.

“Sew Many Memories"

Grief Support Group sessions begin soon

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a “Sew Many Memories” grief support program on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. 

The Sept. 26 session is for planning purposes and the Oct. 6 session will be used for sewing. This program will offer participants the opportunity to turn their loved one’s clothing into a keepsake.

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.