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Upfront with the Community


The busy holiday season is around the corner, and it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. As we observe the upcoming holiday, we are sure to be thankful for many things and people, especially, our friends, family and loved ones.

I would like to take a moment and share my appreciation, by saying “thank you” to you, our valued community members. Thank you to everyone who has supported our organization and for the appreciation that has been shared with our Blanchard Valley Health System team. Our associates work in a very diligent, dedicated manner and have navigated through ever-changing scenarios over the past few years. A little bit of gratitude goes a long way. The acts of kindness our organization have experienced throughout this year (and prior years) have meant so much to all of us.

I also want to say thanks to our team for their commitment, compassion and collaboration. We take great pride in serving our community and providing the absolute best and safest care possible. Their determination shines through every day to complete this ongoing mission.

At BVHS, we rely on a culture that embraces change and we always strive for continuous improvement in all of the work we do. That even includes this very column. Beginning in December, this “Upfront to the Community” publication will transition to a video format, in order to deliver fast, accessible and engaging messages across multiple platforms.

Be sure to keep an eye on our social media accounts as these short, informative videos will be available bi-monthly on the BVHS YouTube page, our two corporate Facebook pages (Blanchard Valley Health System and BVHS Experience), our Instagram page and our LinkedIn account.

I look forward to presenting the “Upfront with the Community” in a digital format, which will still provide important updates from our organization, as well as my thoughts on current health-related topics and trends.

While we are talking about videos, I am also truly elated to tell you about a new bi-monthly video series entitled “Our Stories” that spotlights our extraordinary associates and exceptional patients. These productions remind each of us of our shared humanity and the bridges that join people. These stories are examples of the culture throughout our entire organization. I encourage you to watch the first in the series which features Sibel Yildiz, a full-time seamstress in environmental services, who has found a home at BVHS. To view “Our Stories” please visit

We’re here for you.


Myron Lewis
President & CEO
Blanchard Valley Health System

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