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October 24, 2021

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No covid-19 patients in Blanchard Valley Hospital

Myron Lewis: "This gives us hope that we are getting to the other side." He recommends people who have put off routine physician visits to contact their general practitioners

Myron Lewis, Blanchard Valley Health System president and CEO, reported on Tuesday in a Zoom interview with the Icon that there are currently no covid-19 patients in Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

“This gives us hope that we are getting to the other side,” he said. “Our hospital staff has been on a journey and we appreciate the support from our community and staff.”

He reiterated that the hospital is a safe place and that it is open. He added that many area residents have put off medical procedures during the pandemic.

He said that while people have been foregoing care for other things, he encouraged residents to take care of themselves.

“Many people have elected not to come to the hospital and to forgo care for themselves,” he said, recommending that people who have put off routine physician visits to begin to contact their general practitioners.

He said that on Thursday, March 11, the hospital will provide a Facetime update on vaccinations. “The hospital is now given several hundred vaccines a day,” he said.