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Bridge Hospice annual Light Up a Life events set

Two tree-lighting ceremonies in early December

Bridge Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host its annual “Light Up a Life” tree-lighting ceremonies in Bowling Green and Findlay this December. Through a tree-lighting and candle-lighting ceremony, loves ones who have passed will be honored. Light refreshments will be provided. 

The Bowling Green ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room at Heritage Corner, located at 1069 Klotz Road, Bowling Green.

Weekend doctor: The skinny on fatty liver disease

25% of people in U.S. have this condition

By Brenda Keller, CNP
Gastroenterology Associates of Northwest Ohio

BVHS nurse named 2018 IAFN Ohio Chapter Forensic Nurse of the Year

Forensic nursing program available at Bluffton Hospital

Michelle Stratton, RN and forensic nursing program coordinator at Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH), has been named the 2018 International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) Ohio Chapter Forensic Nurse of the Year.

Birchaven Village named a “Best Nursing Home”

By U.S. News and World Report

Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has been named to the list of Best Nursing Homes 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the fourth time Birchaven has been named to this prestigious list.

“We are committed to providing high quality and compassionate care for all of our residents,” said Bridgett Mundy, administrator of Birchaven Village and Independence House. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our entire care team.”

Bluffton Hospital receives national recognition

For performance leadership in quality and patient perspectives

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality and patient perspectives for the fourth time, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Straight “A’s” from The Leapfrog Group

BVH achieves elite national recognition

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH), a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), achieved straight 'A's' for the ninth consecutive time since October 2014 in The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.

BVH is a licensed, 150-bed acute care facility that features a full range of services, including inpatient medical/surgical care, 24-hour emergency care, outpatient surgery, robotic surgery, total joint replacement and diagnostic services.