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BVH recognized for outstanding patient safety – Awarded “A” Grade

Measures how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections

Blanchard Valley Hospital was recently honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,600 U.S. hospitals were assigned scores in Fall 2017.

Meet the babies born in October in Bluffton Hospital

Bluffton Hospital reports the following babies born in October.

Bridge offering holiday memories workshop through Group S.T.A.R.

For bereaved children ages 6 to 12

Bridge Bereavement Service’s Group S.T.A.R. (Special Times Always Remembered) will be offering a Holiday Memories program for bereaved children ages 6 through 12.

The program allows children to come together with their peers and participate in activities that will help them express their feelings, create lasting memories of their loved one and have fun at the same time.

Anthem MRIs and CT scan announcement does not affect BVHS

It may affect certain areas of Ohio, but not Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Bluffton Hospital and EasternWoods Outpatient Diagnostic Center will not be affected by the recent Anthem announcement to limit health insurance coverage of high end radiology services in the hospital outpatient setting.

High end radiology services include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

This recent announcement may affect certain areas of Ohio, but will not affect Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) or its facilities.

Bluffton Hospital receives Top 20 Hospital Award

From National Rural Health Association for patient satisfaction

The Hospital Strength INDEXTM model aggregates data for 70 indicators organized into eight performance categories.

Bluffton Hospital was recognized by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as a top 20 hospital for patient satisfaction. Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital and Nicki Keuneke, director of operations recently received the award at the annual Critical Access Hospital Conference.

Bridge Bereavement Services Hosting “Myths & Misconceptions of Grief”

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation to address the myths associated with grief on Monday, October 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main Street, Findlay. The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

This presentation will focus on dispelling the many myths and misconceptions of grief such as “grief gets better the second year” and “grief will progress in predictable stages.”