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Blanchard Valley Health System scholarships available

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is offering educational scholarships to persons pursuing health care careers.

BVHS associates, current college students and high school seniors may be eligible to appy.

A complete list of scholarships, along with applications, deadlines, qualifications and contacty information can be viewed at www.bvhealthsystem.org/scholarships.


Bridge Bereavement Services hosting “Taking Care of You”

Bridge Bereavement Services will be offering a presentation that focuses on taking care of you on Monday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. 

Join us to learn about and enjoy methods of self-care such as massage, aromatherapy, mindfulness and meditation, humor, blood pressure checks and mood-lifting desserts. Not only will you learn about what it takes to ensure proper self-care, but you will be provided with tips and tools to ensure it. 

Here are the births in January at Bluffton Hospital

Bluffton Hospital reports the following births in January.

Jan. 2 – Owen Nicholas, son of Andrew and Abby Fitch
Jan. 3 – Grayson Cole Zarhrich, son of Nate and Kayla Zachrich, Leipsic
Jan. 6 – Liam Tyler Young, son of Madison and Branden Young, Findlay
Jan. 11 – Everett Henry Black, son of Tyler and Muriel Black, Bluffton
Jan. 14 – Raiden Jaxtyn Silas Tijerina, son of Carmen Balcarcel and Nathan Tijerina, Leipsic
Jan. 17 – Nyan Ashlynn Berger, daughter of Greg Berger and Vanessa Flores, Gilboa

Beyond MedSpa birthday bash Wednesday in Findlay

Beyond MedSpa, 2113 Tiffin Ave Suite A, Findlay, will be hosting a Birthday Bash, in recognition of their one year anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from noon to 8 p.m.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. with the Findlay Hancock County Chamber as part of the one year celebration.

Beyond MedSpa will offer retail specials and just for stopping by individuals will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. By making a retail or service purchase, individuals will be entered into the drawing two additional times.

Bridge Bereavement Services to host Forever Memories for Families Group

Bridge Bereavement Services will be offering a Forever Memories for Families Group focused on loss, grief and healing through the creation of a memory frame. The group will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in The Hub at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

4,500 surgical procedures performed in 2017 at Bluffton Hospital

Including an average of two plastic surgeries each week

Albert Loayza, RN, surgical first assistant at Bluffton Hospital, puts it this way: “Our hospital is small, but our care is big.”

Last year that “small” Bluffton Hospital surgical department handled 4,500 procedures, a number that may surprise most Icon viewers.

Bluffton’s surgical specialties include general, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), facial plastic, pediatric, urology, gastro-intestinal and ear, nose and throat surgery.