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Blanchard Valley Health System names new president and CEO

Myron Lewis assumes role in January

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) announced that Myron D. Lewis will become its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lewis will start on Jan.11, 2021. Until then, BVHS will continue to be led by Scott Malaney, current president and CEO.

Lewis is currently the Spectrum Health Southwest Regional Market Leader, the president at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital (SHZCH) and the vice president of radiology services for the health system.

Bluffton Hospital October births

Here are births reported from Bluffton Hospital in October.

Oct. 5 – Casen James Vanderpool, son of Curt and Katie Vanderpool, Forest
Oct. 28 – Heston Scott Hines, son of Nick and Whitney Hines, Bluffton
Oct. 28 – Tia Kate Layman, daughter of Tyler and Kate Layman, Lima
Oct. 29 – Reagan Marie Lee, daughter of Josh and Kim Lee, Bluffton

Covid-19 is no hoax. It's real

Scott Malaney: “ I’m bothered by the person whose attitude is, ‘I don’t care if I get sick.’ That’s a self-centered response to this illness.”

Covid-19 is no hoax. It’s real.

That’s the message to Bluffton residents from Scott Malaney, president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health Systems, and Dr. William Kose, vice president of special projects at BVHS.

The Icon talked with the two health professionals in a Zoom interview on Friday afternoon.

Sounding like a broken record, but an important one, both encourage people to continue three basic rules:
• Wear a mask in public
• Keep a six-foot distance from others when in public
• Washing your hands regularly

Weekend doctor: Six steps to avoid back injury

Engaging in exercise three to five times per week is a great way to maintain physical fitness, good strength and flexibility

By Thomas Kindl, MD
Blanchard Valley Pain Management

Is your back pain becoming unbearable? You’re not alone! According to the National Institute of Health Statistics, lower back pain is the most common type of pain, affecting 8 out of every 10 adults during their lifetime. These numbers show the importance of learning to prevent back injuries so that you can stay healthy.

There are six key steps to avoiding back injuries at work or play.

Blanchard Valley Health System opens plastic surgery and aesthetics office

Blanchard Valley Health System announces the opening of Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics of Northwest Ohio.

As a part of this new venture, Beyond MedSpa will transition into the new office, located at 2113 Tiffin Avenue, Suite A, Findlay.

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics of Northwest Ohio offers services in facial plastics, body enhancements and cosmetic treatments and products, including facelift/neck lift, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, botox and derma fillers, CoolSculpting®, chemical peels, clinical skincare and more. 

Mid-week doctor: Staying active and preventing injuries

RICE is an important part of your recovery • R-rest, I-ice, C-compression, E-elevation

By Laura Durliat, occupational therapist
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Are you one of the many that have headed out to the pickleball court?