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COVID-19 vaccine and how it will impact flu season

Part of BVHS "State of Our Organization" series • 2 p.m. today on Facebook live

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host a Facebook Live titled “Our Response to COVID-19,” a part of the “State of Our Organization” series, today  (Thursday, Oct. 8) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

BVHS President and CEO Scott Malaney and Dr. William Kose, vice president of special projects, will discuss the COVID-19 situation, a COVID-19 vaccine and how it will impact flu season. The event will be streamed on the health system’s Facebook page:


Meet the September newborns from Bluffton Hospital

The following births are reported from Bluffton Hospital in September:

1st – Noah Acre Harris, son of Nathan and Johanna Harris, Mt. Cory
8th – Bryan Allen Clapper III, son of Bryan Clapper, Jr., and Stacie Palte, Ada
9th – Greyson Scott Shoemaker, son of Brittany Shoemaker, Findlay
10th – Edison James Erford, son of John and. Rachel Erford, Mt. Cory
11th – Madden McCallister Lieb, son of Brennan and Blythe Lieb, Findlay

Weekend doctor: Parenting during the covid-19 pandemic

Check the American Academy of Pediatrics website

By Cheryl Huffman, MD

 Pediatrics, Caughman Health Center

Being a parent is extremely rewarding; however, it can also be very demanding. The current COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many parents “out of their comfort zone.” Almost all children are out of school at this time. So, while it may seem like an “extended summer vacation,” it comes with additional burdens to parents.

Weekend doctor: COVID-19, mental health and physical well-being

By Brook Crawford, APRN-CNP
Family Medicine Certified Nurse Practitioner
Blanchard Valley Hospital

Let’s face it, COVID-19 has not been easy on anyone.

Since March 2020, we have experienced restrictions, stay-at-home orders, mandates and a plethora of other new “experiences” that most of us have never had in our lifetimes.

With these “experiences” come different emotions, thoughts and problems including, but not limited to, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and increased stress.

New physician joins ENT & Allergy Specialists

Dr. Tom Zhou has joined the medical staff at ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio, part of Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. Dr. Zhou is an otolaryngologist and will treat diseases of the head and neck. His office is located at 1110 W. Main Cross St. Suite G, Findlay, Ohio.

Dr. Zhou received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, Minnesota). He then completed his residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

‘Why Choose BVHS for Women’s Health?’ virtual presentation Sept. 30

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Why Choose BVHS for Women’s Health?” virtual presentation, a part of the 2020 virtual “Live and Learn” Facebook Live series.

Dr. Allison Westcott, a physician with Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology and Sara Weihrauch, PA-C, physician assistant with Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, will co-host a livestream event. The topic will spotlight the services and care options provided by their experienced team. William Kose, MD, vice president of special projects, will serve as the event’s moderator.