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March births at Bluffton Hospital

The following births were reported at Bluffton Hospital in March.

Birchaven Village hosting educational series for seniors

Birchaven Village will host “Talk About It Tuesdays,” an educational series for active seniors. The presentations will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Dining Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. Event dates and topics include:

•  Tuesday, April 3 – Downsize & Simplify
 Reannon Hayes, Professional Organizer

• Tuesday, April 10 – Elder Law 101
Marissa Fitzpatrick, Elder Law Attorney

*  Tuesday, April 17 – Medicare 101
David Painter, Ohio Department of Insurance

Honor your mother with a butterfly

Founding Mothers Dedication Wall at Bluffton Hospital

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation provides an opportunity in the Bluffton community to honor or remember a mother. You  may recognize her as a “Founding Mother.”

A recognition wall is located outside the hospital maternity area at The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital.

This wall features “Founding Mothers” acknowledged by friends and family members.

Bluffton Hospital benefits from BVH's Top 100 Award

The award is a "big deal" for both hospitals

“We have a good story to tell,” said Scott Malaney, president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health Systems.

Bluffton Hospital, as part of the BVHS, is part of that “good story.”

IBM Watson Health TM recently named Blanchard Valley Hospital one of the 100 Top Hospitals. This is the sixth time Blanchard Valley Hospital received this recognition.

While Bluffton was not part of this national study, the implications are positive for Bluffton.

BVH listed as 100 Top Hospital for sixth time

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has been recognized with this honor. BVHS received this distinction in 2005, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now in 2018. 

Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the United States based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. 

Heminger HeartCare provides exceptional care

The Jane and Gary Heminger HeartCare Center, located within Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, continues to be under the national average for “door to balloon” time. 

Heminger HeartCare has a “door to balloon” time of 56 minutes. The national average is 60 minutes. This means it takes 56 minutes or less for the team at Blanchard Valley Hospital to re-establish blood flow to the heart muscle.