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Blanchard Valley Health System donates materials for ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits

The emergency & trauma services department of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has purchased materials for kits that assist individuals in stopping an otherwise uncontrollable bleed during an emergency. These materials include gauze, gloves, markers, tourniquets for both adults and children, and more.

Sept. 8 to Sept. 13 births in Bluffton

Here are births reported by Bluffton Hospital from Sept. 8 to Sept. 13:

Sept. 8 - Emmeline Pearl McClure, daughter of James and Allison McClure, Lima
Sept. 11 - Lorenzo Alan Rayburn, son of David Rayburn and Cassandra Vasquez, Ottawa
Sept. 11 - Eden Alivia Lehman, daughter of Paul and Lisa Lehman, Pandora
Sept. 13 - Camden Matthew Quinton, son of Megan and Aaron Quinton, Wapakoneta


Caughman Health Center receives $38,000 grant

From Blanchard Valley Health Foundation

Blanchard Valley Health Foundation (BVHF) recently granted more than $38,000 to Caughman Health Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System that provides family practice and pediatric care to area residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

The grant funds were used to purchase pediatric hearing equipment, ultrasound power tables for patient rooms, 10 exam beds, and chairs for both visitors and associates. 

The weekend doctor: Hand, foot and mouth disease in children

The virus is spread by the close contact, cough, nasal or oral secretions, and/or stool from infected persons

By Ailing Chen, MD
Caughman Health Center

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common disease among children, especially for those under 5 years of age.

Outbreaks of this disease in Ohio often happen during the summer and fall. It is most commonly caused by Coxsaskieviruses, which causes painful blisters in the mouth and throat as well as blister rashes on the hands, feet and diaper area. The virus is spread by the close contact, cough, nasal or oral secretions, and/or stool from infected persons.

Pediatric hospitalist joins Bluffton Hospital staff

“Dr. Hohman’s addition to our staff is huge for Bluffton Hospital,” said Nicki Keuneke, director of operations at the hospital.

Dr. Jennifer Hohman, M.D., pediatric hospitalist, joined the Bluffton Hospital staff this month in a new service offered by the hospital.

She joined the staff on Sept. 4, and is able to admit youth who require hospitalization. Her focus is newborns through 18-year-olds.

In addition, she is in training with Dr. Lorie Thomas to see persons in the Beyond MedSpa at Bluffton. Here, she will handle laser hair removal, laser facials involving removal of age spots and administer Botox injections. Her Beyond MedSpa treatments involve women and men.

Weekend doctor: Fermentation frenzy

Certain factors must be in place to ensure the final safety and quality of the product

Fermentation Frenzy
By Martha Gonzalez RD,LD,CLC
Clinical Nutrition Manager

Before there was refrigeration, there was fermentation. While fermented foods may seem like a new trend, it is actually one of the oldest ways to preserve food, dating back thousands of years.