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Arrival of the butterflies

At the Bluffton Hospital Founding Mothers Dedication Wall

Butterflies fill up a wall just outside the maternity area at Bluffton Hospital. The wall is all about honoring mothers.

The Founding Mothers Wall provides an opportunity for area residents to honor or remember their mother or someone else’s mother, says Sophie Miller, development associate of the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation.

Bluffton Hospital Memorial Wall established

Will commemorate hospice patients

The Blanchard Valley Health Foundation, in collaboration with Bluffton Hospital and Bridge Home Health & Hospice, divisions of Blanchard Valley Health System, recently designated a memorial wall in Bluffton Hospital to commemorate those who have received hospice care at the facility.

The first plaque was purchased by Bill Watkins, former president and chief administrative officer of Bluffton Hospital and Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, and his siblings to memorialize their mother, Helen.

Weekend doctor: Allergy immunotherapy

By Amber Patterson, MD
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio
If you or your child suffers from spring allergy symptoms, you may want to consider prevention tactics. Allergen avoidance and allergy medications are the first steps in managing allergies. If these are not completely providing symptom relief, or you prefer minimizing long-term medication use, consider allergy immunotherapy (IT).

Weekend doctor: Stop the bleed

By Douglas Yoder, MD
Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio
Bleeding has been identified as one of the three leading causes of preventable trauma deaths before reaching the hospital, responsible for up to 40 percent of all deaths from trauma. Bleeding quickly catches our attention.

Here are births for January and February from Bluffton Hospital

Here are the births so far this year reported from Bluffton Hospital.

Jan. 7 – Andi Marie, daughter of Zachary and Lisa Schelenberg, McComb

Jan. 17 – Graham Neil, son of Neil and Faith Stechschulte, Ottawa

Jan. 17 – Camrynn Jhene, daughter of David and Shannon

Jan. 19 – Bria Rosalee, daughter of Todd and Kelsey, Ada

Jan. 23 – Emma Lynne, daughter of Joshua and Stephanie Lehman, Pandora

Jan. 23 – Tyler Reid, son of Tyler Biederman and Rainee Taylor, Beaverdam

Jan. 23 – Jaxon Tyler, son of Jacob and Rosie Ford, North Baltimore

Weekend doctor: Limitations of online hearing test

By Kristina Trout, Au.D
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio
While completing a hearing test in the convenience of your own home may be an attractive alternative to making an appointment with an audiologist, online hearing tests are unlikely to accurately or reliably identify the extent of your hearing problems. But what exactly are the benefits to visiting an audiologist versus attempting a hearing test at home?