After months of successful vaccination clinics at Blanchard Valley Health System, I want to thank community members who have chosen to be vaccinated. You have helped us in working towards our goal of keeping the public safe and creating herd immunity.
The vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective, and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics are available every Thursday at Hancock Public Health from noon to 1:30 p.m. through the end of June 2021.
In recent news, Governor DeWine decided to lift the mask mandate for vaccinated Ohioans. It is important to note, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still recommends everyone wear a mask in healthcare settings. As a health system, we are required by the Joint Commission to follow the CDC guidelines. Therefore, we will continue to enforce that all associates, providers, patients and visitors should wear masks in all areas. We will continue to review this policy and remain aligned with the CDC.
Even though rules have loosened in our communities, our visitation guidelines on all BVHS campuses remain the same. To view our visitation guidelines, please visit bvhealthsystem.org. We will reevaluate all visiting guidelines based on the safest standards for all patients, residents, visitors and associates.. Temperature taking and screening questions at all entrances will continue, as the CDC suggests. To view our Facebook Live discussion on COVID-19 updates at BVHS, please click here.
As things in Ohio begin to open, I would like to encourage you not to delay your care. Our offices are open, safe and here for you. We welcome both new and existing patients for in-person and virtual telehealth appointments, as well as scheduling elective surgeries and procedures.
If you do not have a primary care physician, then please call our Blanchard Valley Medical Practice provider referral line at 419.422.APPT. A member of our team can assist you in selecting a provider of your choice.
Thank you for your patience during these challenging times. Our mission could not be more relevant than today. Our BVHS family of professionals is truly “Caring for a lifetime.”
President & CEO
Blanchard Valley Health System