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Dysphagia: Are You “Stuck” with a Swallowing Disorder?

Weekend doctor

Dysphagia is an alarming symptom that requires prompt evaluation to determine the cause and to initiate treatment. It may be due to a structural or motility (movement) abnormality as solids or liquids pass from the mouth to the stomach.

Covid-19 clinic and early treatment options at BVHS

Facebook Live presentation today at 3:15 p.m.

The Facebook Live event will take place today (Thursday, Dec. 3), beginning at 3:15 p.m. and will be streamed on the health system’s Facebook page.

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “COVID-19 Clinic & Early Treatment Options at BVHS” virtual presentation, a part of the 2020 virtual “Live and Learn” Facebook Live series.

"We are continuing to care for patients here at BVHS”

Icon Q and A with hospital officials concerning recent covid-19 developments

Earlier today The Icon talked with Scott Malaney, president and CEO ,and Dr. William Kose, vice president of special projects, Blanchard Valley Health System, to clarify some covid-19 updates concerning BVHS. This is a follow-up to the Nov. 16 interview headlined: "Covid-19 is no hoax."

Are positive COVID patients being transferred out of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), to other hospitals?

Blanchard Valley Health System names new president and CEO

Myron Lewis assumes role in January

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) announced that Myron D. Lewis will become its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lewis will start on Jan.11, 2021. Until then, BVHS will continue to be led by Scott Malaney, current president and CEO.

Lewis is currently the Spectrum Health Southwest Regional Market Leader, the president at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital (SHZCH) and the vice president of radiology services for the health system.

Bluffton Hospital October births

Here are births reported from Bluffton Hospital in October.

Oct. 5 – Casen James Vanderpool, son of Curt and Katie Vanderpool, Forest
Oct. 28 – Heston Scott Hines, son of Nick and Whitney Hines, Bluffton
Oct. 28 – Tia Kate Layman, daughter of Tyler and Kate Layman, Lima
Oct. 29 – Reagan Marie Lee, daughter of Josh and Kim Lee, Bluffton

Covid-19 is no hoax. It's real

Scott Malaney: “ I’m bothered by the person whose attitude is, ‘I don’t care if I get sick.’ That’s a self-centered response to this illness.”

Covid-19 is no hoax. It’s real.

That’s the message to Bluffton residents from Scott Malaney, president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health Systems, and Dr. William Kose, vice president of special projects at BVHS.

The Icon talked with the two health professionals in a Zoom interview on Friday afternoon.

Sounding like a broken record, but an important one, both encourage people to continue three basic rules:
• Wear a mask in public
• Keep a six-foot distance from others when in public
• Washing your hands regularly