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Vitamin K Injection in Newborns: A Lifesaving Recommendation

After the birth of a precious newborn, there are a few choices that parents make that can be a matter of life and death. One of the most important recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC is the one-time injection of Vitamin K. This vitamin shot prevents bleeding in the brain, which can cause permanent disability and death.  

Breastfeeding virtual presentation March 3

Blanchard Valley Health System will host a virtual presentation on Breastfeeding.

The program is part of its Live and Learn series. The program is livestreamed from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 3. Viewers may tune in following directions on the above flyer.

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.

Recognizing grief as part of the human experience

Grief is a response to any loss and is a human experience we all have in common. However, grief is often unrecognized as part of the human experience. Grief is an individual and unique journey that should be intentional in order to heal. Individuals respond differently to loss depending on relationship dynamics, circumstances surrounding the passing, support systems, presence of illness, cultural beliefs, religion and past experiences.

Blanchard Valley Health System announces inclement weather plan

This affects several Bluffton Hospital-related offices

Due to inclement weather, Blanchard Valley Health System will be closing or limiting hours for specific locations.

If a Level 3 snow emergency is announced in the counties where BVHS services are present, then the following services will be cancelled including outpatient services (outpatient laboratory, outpatient radiology, endoscopy, outpatient rehabilitation and cardiology) and all elective surgeries. These offices will contact patients to reschedule.

BVHS vaccination clinic postponed due to impending winter weather

Blanchard Valley Health System has announced the postponing of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, due to impending winter weather. The clinic will be rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25. Patients should arrive on Feb. 25 at their already scheduled appointment time.

“We want our associates and community residents to be safe during this inclement weather,” stated Roxanne Williams, director of quality, associate & patient safety.