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March 18, 2019

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Bike Crazy adds electric lift

Raymond Harner of Bike Crazy, 127 N. Main St., works on a bicycle with the assistance of a recently-purchased electric lift repair stand.

The one-person operation enables Harner to lift bikes from the building floor to a height where he can work on the bike with greater ease.

The new equipment will lift bikes up to 125 pounds. He said that this helps the work flow in the shop and it is a great relief when working on heavy electric bikes.




You know what this means

Bluffton's favorite summer hangout opens at 11 a.m. Saturday; under new ownership

Kevin Tuttle says his favorite ice cream sundae is hot chocolate.

That’s important to know, because Kevin and his wife, Julie, are the new owners of Bluffton Dari Freeze, 595 S. Main St. The business will open for the season on Saturday.

The Tuttles purchased Bluffton’s favorite summer hangout earlier this year from Billy and Phyllis Marchal.

Kevin says the spring hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Those hours might expand once summer arrives. The business changed its phone number to 567-226-1008.


Internal medicine residency program

St. Rita’s receives initial accreditation

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has received initial accreditation for the newly developed Internal Medicine Residency Program. 

The program is a three-year program and is approved for a total of 36 accredited resident positions. Medical student candidates will be able to apply in the fall 2019 via ERAS (interview process) and we will participate in the 2020 NRMP (match). The first class of 12 Internal Medicine residents will start on July 1, 2020.


To detox or not to detox?

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.

It seems like everyone is “detoxing” or "doing a cleanse” these days. But are these diets actually safe? Do they work?

Detoxification has been suggested as a way to remove toxins from the body, give you more energy and help you lose weight. However, "detoxing” has not been found to help remove toxins from the body or improve health, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.


Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center‘s Internal Medicine Residency Program receives initial accreditation

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center recently received initial accreditation for the newly developed Internal Medicine Residency Program.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Next Accreditation System and the policies set forth in its Policies and Procedure Manual, all accredited programs are being reviewed annually by their relevant Review Committee.

At its Jan. 25, 2019 meeting, the Review Committee for Internal Medicine reviewed the program and granted Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center Initial Accreditation.


Mercy Health-St. Rita’s named one of national’s 100 top hospitals

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

This is the second consecutive year Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has been recognized among the Top 100 hospitals in the country and remains the only hospital in the region to earn this recognition.