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Telehealth option offered by Blanchard Valley Health System

Enables doctor and patient to communicate directly without making a physical visit to the office

Patients needing to reach primary care physicians and specialists within Blanchard Valley Health System may do so now through “telehealth,” according to Natalie Phoenix, director of emergency services at BVHS.

Telehealth via Zoom enables the doctor and patient to communicate directly to one another without making a physical visit to the office.

She said that BVHS has used the telehealth services for about three weeks. Since that time the health system has experienced nearly 3,000 telehealth doctor-patient visits.

Here's the recent births from Bluffton Hospital

The following births are reported from Bluffton Hospital since Feb. 29 and all of March.

Feb. 29 – Colt Camden Wilkins, son of Eric and Jenna Wilkins, Rawson

Bluffton Hospital 24-hour triage line is open

Blanchard Valley Health System is welcoming residents from all surrounding counties, including Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot at the Bluffton and Findlay Triage and Testing Centers.

If a patient believes to be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that person should call the 24-hour, seven days a week, triage line at:
419.423.7890 (Findlay) or
419.369.2399 (Bluffton)
to initiate pre-screening efforts. 

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.