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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: Our mission: our extraordinary people provide caring for a lifetime through a broad continuum of exceptional health-related services in northwest ohio.

Programs: Neurosciences services: neurosciences services at blanchard valley regional health center (bvrhc) include: spinal surgery, cranial surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, pain management surgery, and many other procedures. Also, bvrhc provides services that diagnose, treat, and manage disorders of the brain and nervous system. We work directly with our patients to create a health care plan to fittheir needs. Our continuing goal is to provide superior outcomes by utilizing the latest surgical techniques and evidence-based medicine guidelines to achieve clinical excellence. In 2012, healthgrades - the leading independent healthcare ratings company - awarded several honors to the bvh total joint replacement program including: 2012 healthgrades orthopedic surgery excellence award #1 in ohio for overall orthopedics; 5-starrating for overall orthopedics; 5-star rating for total joint replacement; 5-star rating for total knee replacement; 5-star raiting for total hip replacement.

cardiovascular services: blanchard valley heartcare center offers a complete range of services for comprehensive cardiac care. Servicesfor diagnosis and treatment include coronary artery bypass surgery, valve replacements, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and diagnostic testing including ekgs, stress tests, holter monitoring,and echocardiograms. The cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs are nationally certified by the american association of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation (aacpr). In addition, education is provided to patients and their family, as well as community members, on a variety of heart-related topics throughout the year. The emergency departments at blanchard valley hospital and bluffton hospital adhere to the national gold standard of heart care that includes the administration of clot busters and other drug therapy. All emergency department physicians and nurses have recevied extensive education in critical cardiac care, which includes advanced cardiac life support. Thanks to teamwork, the bvh emergency department and the blanchard valley heartcare center consistently beat the 90-minute national benchmark for door to balloon time, established by the american college of cardiology (acc). In 2016, our median door to balloon time was 53 minutes. Also, blanchard valley hospital's cardiovascular program, part of the jane and gary heminger heartcare center, was named one of the nation's 50 top cardiovascular hospitals for 2013 by truven health analytics, formerly thomson reuters.

general surgery: blanchard valley hospital's general surgery group is responsible for a full spectrum of care, from scheduled, elective procedures to the treatment of advanced stages of cancer. Procedures performed by this group include but are not limited to appendectomy (removal of the appendix), cholecystecomy (removal of the gallbladder), non-cosmetic breast surgery (from lumpectomy to mastectomy), orthopedic procedures (joint replacement), and lung and vascular procedures. Blanchard valley hospital is a level 3 trauma center, so our surgeons are trained and available to respond to a wide range of trauma needs and most surgical emergencies that come into our emergency department.

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