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September 19, 2021

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Updated visitor policy, COVID evaluation guidance for St. Rita's Medical Center

Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center has updated their visitor policty and issued the following guidance on how to be evaluated for COVID:

As we continue to focus on caring for our community, St. Rita’s is asking those who are seeking COVID evaluation to do the following:

If you have been exposed to COVID or are having mild symptoms and want evaluated for COVID, please call 419-996-5000

The call center will help you find a Mercy Health walk-in location that can provide an evaluation


Volunteer opportunities at MHCO facilities

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio offers the following volunteer opportunities at MHCO: Mennonite Memorial Home, Willow Ridge, Hilty Home and Maple Crest.

Persons interested in volunteering may contact Chris Moser at [email protected] or 419-358-1015 extension 263.


Mennonite Memorial Home


Blanchard Valley Health System reopening testing center

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is reopening its Findlay COVID-19 testing center, 1900 South Main Street, Findlay, in response to the region’s rising COVID-19 cases. 

If patients are symptomatic, they will need to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider (PCP). A PCP will determine if a COVID-19 test is needed and will place an order for testing at Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH). Appointments are required. The drive-through testing site is open from Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. 


Weekend Doctor: Youth Mental Health

It is the season of transition from summer to fall, and for many students from freedom to structure. Many students have a mix of excitement and dread for the upcoming school year. Even with this mixture, students commonly benefit from the increased structure school offers--it is built in socialization, cognitive exercise, physical activity, and provides opportunity for a routine sleep schedule. All students are encouraged to maintain these activities and structures outside of school year but oftentimes it dissipates slowly.


Better Than Chicken Wire!

By Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

Chicken wire is a thin, flexible mesh of galvanized steel with hexagonal gaps meant to contain chickens and fowl. The wire comes in gap diameters of ½, 1, and 2 inches with gauges between 19 and 22. Chicken wire was used during World War II for radar fields and over helmets to insert leaves to make camouflage. Chicken wire can block radio and Wi-Fi signals by creating a Faraday cage. The Faraday cage was invented in 1936 by Michael Faraday to protect sensitive electronic equipment within an enclosure from external radio waves. So why am I writing about chicken wire?  


The Animals are Talking to Us!

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team
ONU HealthWise Pharmacy