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She brings life into the world

Laura Selvidio, nurse midwife, joins the staff of Blanchard Valley Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bluffton

“I enjoy bringing life into the world. It’s amazing,” Laura Selvidio, nurse midwife, says about her profession.

Earlier this month she became the second nurse midwife to join the staff of Blanchard Valley Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bluffton.

Selvidio, a certified nurse midwife (CNM), practiced in Georgia and Alaska since 2015 prior to coming to Bluffton. She joins another nurse midwife, Missy Moore, on the staff. Selvidio is in the Bluffton office four days each week.

Chef Cooper featured at Salsa! Salsa! Aug. 1

Chef Tim Cooper, executive chef at Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will be the featured presenter at the 2019 Salsa! Salsa! event. 

The community event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 4 -6 p.m. at the Hancock Farmers’ Market, 200 West Main Cross Street (Findlay).

Chef Cooper will be presenting a live demonstration of salsa preparations and other preparations. Each attendee will receive a complimentary recipe card from his personal cookbook and tasty samples.

Grief Trails program offers helps youngsters affected by death of loved ones

Although children may appear to be less affected by the death of a loved one, there are many questions, fears and worries as they attempt to make sense of the loss and deal with the changes.

Weekend doctor: What is your Code Status?

By Karen Bishop, RN, ADON
The Heights at Birchaven
Maybe you or a family member have been asked by a health care professional, “What is your code status?” Most people respond by saying they have a living will. Let us discuss the difference between a living will and a code status.

Blanchard Valley Hospital receives stroke distinctions

Blanchard Valley Hospital has recently been named a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesTarget: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, as well as the Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to national guidelines and standards. Blanchard Valley Hospital earned the Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus achievement by meeting specific quality measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

Dr. Robert Puckett joins Carey Medical Center

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, recently welcomed Robert Puckett, D.O., to Carey Medical Center. The office is located at 120 West S. St., Carey. Dr. Puckett is welcoming new patients.

Dr. Puckett is a Carey native and received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo. He completed his osteopathic medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Puckett then completed his family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine residency at Millcreek Community Hospital, also in Erie.