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The Bellevue Hospital Honors Volunteers
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) paid tribute to the many Volunteers who donated countless hours at the local facility, with a Recognition Banquet held at The Bellevue Society for the Arts.
         The agenda included a welcome by Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH, dinner, and the program and awards presentation.
          All total, 7,607 hours were donated in 2015 by Volunteers.
          Nancy Nickoli, TBH Volunteer Coordinator and Gift Shop Manager, gave special recognition to those Volunteers who have reached the listed cumulative lifetime milestones in 2015.
          5,200: Ellie Beck, and Virginia Konst
          4,400: Gerri Ware
          3,300: Rose Fay
          2,900: Bob Beck
          2,700: JoAnn Cook, and LaVohn Hunter
          2,200: Bill Fontana, and Edna Schreiner
          2,100: Shirley Warder
          2,000 – 1,500: Mary Ann Lavine, Sue Lemmon, Peggy Tuttamore, Cat Valero, and Jack Wooten
          1,500 – 1,000: Buzz Dayringer, Elaine Hess, Gloria Lindsley, and Ed Rose
          1,000 – 500: Alice Adams, Dee Butler, Barbara Davis, Sue Hollingsworth, Sue Ruffing, and Sue Steinmetz
          500-100: Mary Kay Blair, Kathy Colling, Sue Felder, John Harris, Margaret Kaufman, Marilyn McDaniel, Shannon Schneider, Wilma Seamon, Madilyn Slingwine, Sue Steinmetz, and Kevin Strecker.
          For information on how to become a Volunteer at The Bellevue Hospital, contact Nancy Nickoli at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4408.




















The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) paid tribute to the many Volunteers who donated countless hours at the local facility, with a Recognition Banquet held at The Bellevue Society for the Arts. All total, 7,607 hours were donated in 2015 by Volunteers.

BABYSITTERS LEARN RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S RECENT CLASS
A total of 14 local and area students have become better babysitters, the result of completing a “Babysitting Basics” all-day course at The Bellevue Hospital. 
            The participants met from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 13 in the hospital’s Burson Conference Rooms. The class is for potential babysitters ages 11 and older.
            The course introduced the future babysitters to the roles and responsibilities of the babysitter, including how to handle emergencies and illness, the basics of bathing, diapering, and feeding infants, playtime suggestions, and safety and nutrition.
            Each student received a certificate of completion and a handbook. Lunch was also provided for the participants.
            Members of the class included Cameron Beltran, Michaela Broadbent, Tayla Brown, Samantha Collins, Aurora Fields, Arin Gillispie, Hayley Hickman, Emma Livengood, Jayla Lepley, Barbie Miranda, Kaden Nay, Ethan Stewart, Kenna Stimmel, and Audra Wilson.
The next Babysitting Basics course at The Bellevue Hospital will be held in February, 2017. For additional information on the class, contact the Centralized Scheduling Department: in Bellevue phone 419.483.4040, Ext. 4326; in Clyde phone 419.547.0074, Ext. 4326.


Photo: Members of the most recent Babysitting Basics class at The Bellevue Hospital are, front row left to right, Kenna Stimmel, Emma Livengood, Arin Gillispie, and Audra Wilson. Middle row, Aurora Fields, Tayla Brown, Ethan Stewart, Cameron Beltran and Barbie Miranda. Back row, Kaden Nay, Jayla Lepley, Michaela Broadbent, Kayley Hickman, and Samantha Collins.

Blankets donated to TBH
 
Members of The Leadership Class (TLC) at the Bellevue High School recently donated 28 handmade blankets to be used for younger patients admitted to the Emergency, Surgery and Medical/Surgical areas of The Bellevue Hospital.
 
The students involved in the high school’s TLC class have also helped The Bellevue Hospital with healthy eating outreach in the Kindergarten classrooms at Bellevue Elementary, and have donated their time to help in The Bellevue Hospital's Community Garden.
 
(Photo provided by Bellevue High School) 

DENISE BULLION IS NOMINEE FOR OHA AWARD
 
            Denise Bullion, RN, CDE, with The Bellevue Hospital’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, is TBH’s nominee for the 2016 Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award.
The Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award has been given annually since 1996 to one Ohio caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community, and routinely goes beyond the call of duty. Denise will be representing TBH at the Ohio Hospital Association Recognition Dinner in Columbus on June 14.
Congratulations Denise, and thank you for all you do for the hospital and for the community!
Photo cutline: Some members of The Bellevue Hospital's Executive Team congratulate Denise Bullion as TBH's Nominee for the 2016 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award. From left: Sara Brokaw, Vice President of Patient Care Services; Patty Semer, Vice President of Administrative Services; Tim Buit, Executive Vice President and CFO; Denise Bullion, RN, CDE; and Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital.

9th Annual Dr. Elbert Lawrence Classic Car, Motorcycle & Truck Show Is Set for June 25

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Foundation’s ninth annual Dr. Elbert Lawrence Classic Car, Motorcycle & Truck Show will be held on Saturday, June 25 as part of the Bellevue Community Days celebration. The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs until Noon at the Bellevue High School parking lot, located at 200 Oakland Ave. in Bellevue. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit healthcare programming for women and children at TBH. Registration is $5 prior to June 18 and $10 after. 
The Community Days parade will make its way past the car show, down Oakland Avenue, at approximately 10:30 a.m.
For additional information, contact The Bellevue Hospital Foundation at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.

4th ANNUAL IRONS 5K RUN IS SET FOR JUNE 24
            The fourth annual D. Ross Irons Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the Bellevue Community Days celebration. The run/walk is sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s women’s mammography fund that offers screening mammograms for underinsured or uninsured individuals.
            Pre-registration is $20 per runner/walker, which includes a long-sleeve t-shirt ($15 for no shirt), and $25 for race-day registration (no shirt). Pre-registration deadline is June 10.
            Packet pick-up will be 6-6:45 p.m. on June 24, with the run/walk to begin and end at the Bellevue High School all-weather track. The school is located at 200 Oakland Ave. in Bellevue. Awards will be given to the top three males and females in seven different age groups, including 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over. The course will be flat, out and back.
            For additional information phone 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.
 

The Bellevue Hospital “Clues to the Blues” Program Set

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is teaming with local agencies to provide depression screenings, resources and information with its new “Clues to the Blues” program.

“Clues to the Blues” will be offered on April 25, 12:00-5:00 p.m., and April 26, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in Burson Conference Rooms A & B, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue.

“The goal of this program is to help educate and empower community members who are dealing with depression themselves, or with family or friends. We want individuals to realize there are options and resources available that will give them hope and support while dealing with a difficult topic,” said Janisha Buck, social worker at TBH.

Participants of the program will have a variety of breakout sessions available to attend. The following agencies will be represented:

 •  Summit Employee Assistant Program

•  Cornerstone Counseling

•  National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) on Sandusky Co.

•  Firelands Counseling

•  Heartland Hospice

•  Northcoast Cancer Center Art Therapy

The program is open to the public and free for participants. For additional information, contact Janisha Buck at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4367.

The Bellevue Hospital Receives NICHE Designation

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has been designated as a NICHE Hospital for 2015-16, the only hospital in the Four-County Area to currently hold such a designation.

NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, and it means TBH is designated as a senior-friendly hospital for those ages 65 and older. NICHE hospitals strive to give sensitive and exemplary care to those 65 and older, and to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of hospitals and their care for older adults. The designation is awarded through The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing.

“The Bellevue Hospital is proud to have earned NICHE designation for the third year in a row. Even though NICHE is a nursing designated program, the hospital expands and utilizes the NICHE principles in every department, to assist us in communications with our older patients and promoting their well-being and safety during their transition from hospital to home,” said Pattie Adams, RN, Director of TBH’s Medical Surgical and Intensive Care departments and coordinator of the hospital’s NICHE program.

NICHE hospitals use a Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) model is an educational and clinical intervention model that prepares staff nurses as the clinical resource person on geriatric issues to other nurses on their unit. GRNs are trained by geriatric advanced practice nurses to identify and address specific geriatric syndromes such as falls and confusion, and to implement care strategies that discourage the use of restrictive devices and promote patient mobility.

NICHE supports the implementation of a variety of best practices, including prevention and management of pain, pressure ulcers, adverse medication events, delirium, urinary incontinence, and fall prevention. NICHE helps nurses identify, interpret, and apply evidence-based practice to optimize both care outcomes and the patient/family experience. NICHE also promotes the idea that patients and their caregivers benefit from robust participation in decisions that affect their personal health outcomes. Involvement of the patient and family in the direction of care is critical to the program.

And, as part of the program, a number of resources are available for geriatric patients and caregivers to help with: nurse/family partnering strategies; community care options; self-care for family caregivers; discharge planning; medication use; dementia; work and care of older adult topics, and much more.

The care of older Americans is expected to escalate in the coming years, as the 78-million member baby boom generation born between 1946 and 1964 began turning 65 in 2011. And the number of people age 65 and older is expected to grow from 39 million in 2008 to 72 million in 2030.

The NICHE program is the largest national geriatric care program for hospitals. The program has been instituted in over 300 hospitals throughout North America. Additional information can be obtained at www.nicheprogram.org .

GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE “IS YOUR HEART SET ON A VETTE” RAFFLE VISITS TBH

This past February, Stephen Mihokovich’s name was drawn as the grand prize winner of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Foundation’s 6th annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” raffle. As the grand prize winner, Mihokovich had his choice of a brand new 2016
Corvette or cash. Stephen and his wife Josephine recently visited The Bellevue Hospital to claim their prize.


Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital and Dennis Sabo, TBH Foundation Director presented the couple with a check of their winnings.

All proceeds from the raffle benefit Foundation women’s and children’s projects, including the Women’s Mammography Fund, which helps supply screening mammograms for underinsured or uninsured women. The 2017 Corvette Raffle will kick-off with Early Bird specials in September, 2016, and will be held in conjunction with the hospital’s 100th anniversary.

THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL RECEIVES GOLD RECOGNITION IN THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL ORGAN DONATION CAMPAIGN

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has received gold recognition as part of the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. This campaign is a component of the Workplace Partnership for Life program and promotes organ, eye and tissue donation by conducting awareness and registry events in hospitals and communities.

The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America state teams, and state hospital associations. Working together, the teams leverage resources and outreach efforts to proactively promote the critical need for donors. There is currently a nationwide network of more than 11,000 “Workplace Partners”, including local, regional and national companies, associations, unions and organizations that are promoting donation education and creating opportunities for individuals to sign up to save lives through organ and tissue donation.

Hospitals participating in the campaign have the opportunity to earn bronze, silver, gold or platinum recognition from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the campaign’s national partners. The campaign scorecard offers more than 40 activity ideas to participate in. For 2015, hospitals and transplant centers earned points toward recognition for each activity completed between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. Of the 1,286 hospitals and transplant centers enrolled, 538 earned
gold, silver, or bronze recognition for their excellent work promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries.

Since launching in 2011, the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign has added more than 350,000 donor enrollments to state registries around the country, far surpassing the original goal of 300,000.

Register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at www.donatelife.net .

CUTLINE: Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, displays the framed gold recognition certificate received as part of the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.

TBH’S NUTRITIONAL SERVICES DEPT. WINS AWARD
The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Nutritional Services Department has been awarded The 2015 Gold Plate Award for food safety practices. The award is administered through the Huron County General Health District. This is the fourth consecutive year TBH received the award.
The Gold Plate Award is an acknowledgement given to food services that have excellent food safety practices. This award is given annually and is based on the facility’s performance from the previous year. It is a voluntary program.
“The staff is very, very happy. This is a big deal for them,” noted TBH Nutritional Services Leader Tracey Nason. “The staff receives extensive food service and safety training, and most of my staff has been trained in food safety through the Huron County Health Department as part of their certification process.”
Continued Nason, “I am extremely proud of my staff for all of their hard work and effort. It takes a lot of work each day to ensure food safety when you work in our field. This award is an excellent opportunity to show the community how important food safety is to us.”
The Gold Plate Awards are reserved for facilities that meet the following criteria:
• Have a valid FSO or RFE license 
• Send in an application 
• Receive a score of 90 or higher 
• Have not had any warning letters are administrative hearings in the past two years 
• Have not been responsible for a foodborne outbreak in the last two years. 
Each facility starts with a score of 100 and points are then deducted for critical and non-critical violations as reported by the Huron County General Health District.
“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our Nutritional Services Department. Being a hospital, our first concern is making sure we present the best quality food since we serve over 600 meals each day to patients, employees, and community members,” said Patty Semer, TBH Vice President of Administrative Services. “This award is also a testament that the food is prepared in a clean and healthy environment.”

CUTLINE: Members of The Bellevue Hospital’s Nutritional Services Department display their Gold Plate Award for 2015. From left to right are: Kimberly Veach, Department Director Diane Darr, Kelly Ried, Department Leader Tracey Nason, Patti Keller, RD LD CDE, and Pamela Eads.


We Celebrate Our Doctors and All They Do Everyday for our Health!

March 30th is recognized as National Doctor’s Day, and we celebrate the essential role our doctors serve in all of our daily lives, and thank them for their contributions to our hospital and public health.

We all rely on doctors to keep us healthy, deliver our newborns and make us comfortable later in life. National Doctor’s Day is one small way we can give thanks to these talented men and women.

Be sure to let your doctor know how much you appreciate them on their special day of recognition.

Thank you to all of our doctors for their ongoing commitment, sacrifice and hard work!

Bellevue Mayor Kevin Strecker, left, and Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, get set to draw the winners in the 2016 Is Your Heart Set on a Vette Corvette Raffle.
 


The Bellevue Hospital Foundation made President’s Day a memorable experience for Stephen Mihokovich of Austintown, OH, as his name was drawn as the grand prize winner in the 6thannual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” raffle. The winning ticket number was 0474.

Bellevue Mayor Kevin Strecker had the honor of drawing the winners out of the barrel containing all 1,553 tickets that were sold for the raffle.

As the grand prize winner, Mihokovich has his choice of a brand new 2016 Corvette or $50,053 in cash.
Four runner-up winners each received cash prizes, including Kurt Southam, Nashport, OH (ticket 1255), $2,000 cash; John Walker, Fremont, OH (ticket 0846), $1,500 cash; Dave Horstman, Cloverdale, OH (ticket 0173), $1,000 cash; and Linda VanDyke, Bellevue, OH (ticket 0422), $500 cash.

“We wish to congratulate Stephen and the other four winners,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH). “We kicked-off this raffle in September of 2015 and our goal was to sell all 1,553 tickets at $100 each, a goal that we accomplished on December 28, 2015!”

Continued Winthrop, “For us, that made the raffle highly successful. It was important for us to sell and run this raffle in the right way and it was a great effort from our Foundation, Accounting Department, Marketing Department, and numerous volunteers.”

Tickets were sold to people in 43 different U.S. states and two provinces in Canada, noted Dennis Sabo, TBH Foundation Director. “I would like to personally thank Gary Steinle of Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. They were the co-sponsor of this event. Also, thanks to Bill & Scott Brugnone at the Bellevue Beverage Center, the Fremont Steinle location, Tracy Hogue and Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue, the hospital Gift Shop staff, Craig Stahl and Lake Shore Graphics, and the Foundation Board members for all the support. We could not have accomplished this massive project without all their help.”

Sabo noted that all proceeds will benefit Foundation women’s and children’s projects, including the Women’s Mammography Fund, which will help supply screening mammograms for underinsured or uninsured women.
The 2017 Corvette Raffle will kick-off with Early Bird specials in September, 2016, and will be held in conjunction with the hospital’s 100th anniversary. The hospital opened its doors on March 6, 1917.


MEDICATION MANAGEMENT CLINIC NOW OPEN

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has begun offering a new service through its Medication Management Clinic. The clinic is located on the main hospital campus, just behind the hospital.

            The Medication Management Clinic is initially being geared toward patients taking anticoagulant medication in the short- and long-term. Some examples of these medications are Coumadin (warfarin), Heparin, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Eliquis, and Lovenox. Anticoagulants are taken to prevent and control the growth of blood clots.

            “We opened the clinic on Jan. 4 and things are going very well,” explained Carla Williams, a Registered Pharmacist with TBH. “Patients for this clinic do need a physician referral, and right now we are getting new patients every week. And we hope to expand services for other medications and conditions in the future.”

            Williams went on to note that the clinic is important since anticoagulation medications can be dangerous if not monitored and managed, especially in elderly individuals. “Education about new and current medications will be stressed for better patient outcomes.”

            “With TBH’s Medication Management Clinic, our staff can effectively work in collaboration with the physician to monitor individuals and help control how effective their anticoagulants are,” continued Williams. “Some advantages of our clinic for the patient include, a personalized treatment plan, service and convenience, a quick assessment of their numbers to see if they are in target ranges, ensured communication between the clinic staff and the patient’s primary care physician, appointment availability, friendly service, and plenty of parking. And, blood is taken by finger stick rather than by a needle stick,” noted Williams.

            Patients may need to take anticoagulants because of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack follow up, atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease or replacement, and stroke, to name a few.

            “Before seeing us for the first time, patients will talk with their physician, the physician’s office staff will fill out a form, and we will contact the patient for their appointment. The first appointment will take about an hour and follow-up appointments will take approximately 15 minutes. We would expect to see a patient once a week to start, then once every two weeks, then once a month,” added Williams. Williams and Shari Love, R.Ph., are Certified Anticoagulation Pharmacists with the clinic.

“Once patients come to us, Shari and I will help to monitor their medication dosing and give them education about anticoagulants. We even bill their insurance for them,” finalized Williams.

TBH’s Medication Management Clinic is currently open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., by appointment. As the Medication Management program grows, days and times will be adjusted to continue to meet the needs of the patients.

Patients will need a referral from their family physician and should also check with their primary insurance carrier to see if visits to the clinic are covered. For additional information, TBH’s Medication Management Clinic staff can be reached at 419.484.5970.


ELEONORE ROCKS AT TBH
Even a baby who lived just six short days can make a difference in the lives of thousands.
Such is the case of Eleonore Grace Friedrich through the determination of her parents, Dave and Rochelle (Martin) Friedrich of Strongsville. Rochelle, a Clyde native, found out 20 weeks into her pregnancy that her baby was battling Shone’s Complex and was not expected to live a very long life. Shone’s Complex involves both sides of the heart not forming equally, leading to many other complications throughout the development of the fetus.
“In July of 2009, Rochelle was in a fender-bender and after the accident, did not feel well,” noted Bob Martin of Clyde, Rochelle’s father. “An ultrasound revealed the umbilical cord was abnormally developed and the right side of the baby’s heart was developing more than the left side. At that point we knew that ‘Baby Peanut’ was not going to live a normal life, and possibly not live very long as well.”
On Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, Eleonore Grace was born, a seemingly healthy 7-pound, 2-ounce, 20-inch long beautiful little girl. But she did indeed suffer from an abnormal heart and a number of other medical issues. It was only a matter of time before Eleonore’s tiny heart would not be able to sustain her life.
Continued Bob, “Eleonore was born, then Rochelle got to hold her and have her baptized, and then our baby was immediately taken to the Cleveland Clinic neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and put on life support. Six days later, they took Eleonore off of life support and allowed Rochelle to hold her once more. At the time, all she wanted to do was hold her daughter and rock her, but sadly, there were no rocking chairs in the NICU.” It took the nurses some time, but they did come up with two old rocking chairs.
It was on the ride home from the hospital after losing their daughter that Rochelle and Dave decided to have rocking chairs made and donated to the Clinic so that other parents would have the opportunity to rock their infant sons and daughters.


And so was born the “Eleonore Rocks Foundation” and the initiative to put rocking chairs in hospitals throughout Ohio and the country.
Since 2009, the Eleonore Rocks Foundation has put over 480 rocking chairs in hospitals across 12 different states, all thanks to donations and fund-raisers totaling more than $265,000. “In situations like Rochelle and Dave went through, it is so important for parents to be able to rock their child,” said Bob, who noted that each Amish-made “Eleonore Rocks” chair costs about $450.
The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center recently received a donation of two “Eleonore Rocks” chairs, courtesy of Lantz Family Farms in Clyde. “I grew up with Rochelle and the two other Martin kids, and I have had two children born here,” noted Mike Lantz when talking about his family’s intentions to donate the two rocking chairs to TBH.
TBH and TBH’s Foundation also donated a total of $1,000 to the Eleonore Rocks Foundation to keep the momentum going to supply chairs to other hospitals. “It is our way of ‘paying it forward’ so that the mission of the Eleonore Rocks Foundation may be realized,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of TBH.
For additional information on the Eleonore Rocks Foundation, please send donations or write to P.O. Box 361332, Strongsville, OH 44136, or access the website at www.eleonorerocks.org

The Bellevue Hospital's photo.
CUTLINE: The Lantz Family recently donated two rocking chairs to The Bellevue Hospital Family Birthing Center through the “Eleonore Rocks” Foundation. Pictured are, Martha Lantz of Fremont (seated), and left to right, Bob Martin, representing the Eleonore Rocks Foundation; Mike and Danyelle Lantz and their son, Jeremy, all from Clyde; and Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital.

The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center (FBC) welcomed the first baby of 2016 just 32 minutes after midnight, making Alaysia Reign Johnson the first baby born at TBH in 2016 and the first for 2016 in the Bellevue four-county area.

Alaysia, who weighed in at 7-pounds, 11-ounces and was 20-inches in length, was delivered by Gregory Karasik, M.D., at 12:32 a.m. on Jan. 1. She is the daughter of Rebecca Fisher & Tyson Johnson, Fremont.

“I was scheduled for a C-section on Jan. 4 and was actually due on Jan. 7,” said Rebecca. “At 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve the contractions started, and by 10:30 p.m. they were really getting intense and close together. I called the hospital and they told me to keep waiting until the contractions got a little bit closer together. Once they got to about six minutes apart we hopped in the car – around 11 p.m. – and then my water broke. So it all happened pretty fast!”
The couple knew prior to the birth they were going to have a baby girl, to join their family consisting of 13-year-old Malikeye Johnson, and 1-year-old Arabella Skye Williams, who was born on Christmas Eve, 2014, in the FBC.

Added Rebecca, “I was not even thinking about having the New Year’s Baby when I arrived.. My mom kept saying ‘You might have the first baby of the year.’ And she was right. I just really had not thought about it and did not realize how big of a deal it was until everyone started congratulating us!”
Finalized Tyson, “There we were watching the New Year’s Eve stuff from Times Square on TV, and then all of the sudden we were on our way to the hospital. It was all pretty crazy! But we had a bag packed and we were ready when the time came.”

Alaysia and her parents received many gifts from local and area businesses for being the first baby of 2016, including $200 from the hospital, yoga classes for mom compliments of Karen Branco, certified yoga instructor, and gifts from the hospital Gift Shop.

Alaysia also received various gifts from local merchants, including Russell’s Flowers, Garden Center & Gifts, Hogue’s IGA, Bassett’s Market, CVS, ACE Hardware, Dendinger’s, First National Bank, The Bellevue Gazette, The Clyde Enterprise, and Prestige Portraits (Woodard Photographic).
Maternal grandparents are Lisa Fisher & Dan Hemminger, Green Springs. Maternal great-grandparents are Sue & Lyman Hemminger, Green Springs.
Paternal grandparents are Gail Johnson, Fremont, and the late Charles Starks Sr.

Alaysia barely beat out the first baby in Huron County, born at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk at 3:19 a.m. As of noon on Jan. 2, Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Mercy Hospital in Tiffin, and Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky were all awaiting arrival of their first baby of the year.

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CUTLINE: Lisa Sartain, Vice President of Human Resources at The Bellevue Hospital, and Gregory Karasik, M.D., (both at left) help to congratulate Alaysia Reign Johnson, the first baby born at The Bellevue Hospital’s Family Birthing Center in 2016, and the first baby of 2016 in the Bellevue four-county area. Also pictured are Malikeye Johnson, 13; father Tyson Johnson (holding Alaysia), and mother Rebecca Fisher, with Arabella Skye Williams, age 1. Alaysia was delivered by Dr. Karasik just 32 minutes after midnight on New Year’s Day.
 
‘EARLY BIRD’ RAFFLE DRAWING IS HELD
 
            The second “Early Bird” drawing was held for The Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s 2016 “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle. The Early Bird drawing was held on Dec. 14 and the winner of $500 was Neal Ehmen of Ogden, IL. Early Bird winning tickets are returned to the drum after each drawing.
            Ehmen is the third winner in the current raffle. Todd Mills from Fremont, OH won the “Loyalty Club” drawing of $750 on Oct. 1. His name was drawn from all previous ticket holders who purchased a ticket during the month of September. Michael Celia of Huber Heights, OH, won $750 in the Nov. 16 Early Bird drawing.
            One more “Early Bird” drawing is slated for Jan. 14 ($250).
            The sixth annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Grand prize in the raffle is a new Corvette, or $50,053 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held on Feb. 15, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.
            As of Dec. 14, only 75 tickets remain to be sold for this year’s raffle. Last year, the raffle sold out on Dec. 22.
            The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 15, 2016 will be for the new Corvette or $50,053 in cash. Four other cash drawings include $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place, and $500 for fifth place.
            For additional information on the raffle, for a complete set of rules, or to be placed on the mailing list for next year’s raffle, contact The Bellevue Hospital Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899, or visit www.VetteRaffle.com

Creating Healthy Communities

Vision: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Mission: Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, we are activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies CHC is creating a culture of health.

Plans for 2015 include making improvements along the North Coast Inland Trail, installing a salad bar in one area school’s cafeteria, and assisting one local worksite with implementing a tobacco free worksite campus policy.

LIGHTS OF LOVE AT THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
 
            Once again it’s time to sponsor the annual Lights of Love at The Bellevue Hospital. Donations are now being accepted to purchase a Light of Love in honor or in memory of a loved one.
        The 30th annual event is a time when individuals, families, and/or businesses may lovingly remember those special individuals who have touched their hearts or to honor individuals or others.
“The cost of each light is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s charitable projects,” Dennis Sabo, Foundation Director, said.
            The Lights of Love trees will be on display in the south entrance hallway at The Bellevue Hospital beginning the first week of December and continuing through the holiday season. The trees will feature white lights changing to red “Lights of Love” bulbs, as purchases are made in honor or memory of a loved one. 
            Lights of Love may be purchased at any time throughout the holiday season. Checks should be made payable to The Bellevue Hospital Foundation. Forms are available at TBH’s Gift Shop, by contacting TBH Administration at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4200, or online at www.tbhfoundation.com.
           Donations may be made to the Lights of Love program, for each $5 a Light will Light up with Love.  Participants may also order their Lights of Love by enclosing a check or money order and the following information: name, address, city, state, zip, how many lights ordered (at $5 each),  and in honor or memory of whom. Send payment and information to TBH Foundation, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue, OH 44811.

‘EARLY BIRD’ RAFFLE DRAWING IS HELD
 
            The first “Early Bird” drawing was held for The Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s 2016 “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle. The Early Bird drawing was held on Nov. 16 and the winner of $750 was Michael Celia, Huber Heights, OH. Early Bird winning tickets are returned to the drum after each drawing.
            Celia is the second winner in the current raffle. Todd Mills from Fremont, OH won the “Loyalty Club” drawing of $750 on Oct. 1. His name was drawn from all previous ticket holders who purchased a ticket during the month of September.
            Two more “Early Bird” drawings are slated for Dec. 14 ($500) and Jan. 14 ($250).
            The sixth annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Grand prize in the raffle is a new Corvette, or $50,053 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held on Feb. 15, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.
            As of Nov. 23, only 240 tickets remain to be sold for this year’s raffle. Last year, the raffle sold out on Dec. 22.
            The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 15, 2016 will be for the new Corvette or $50,053 in cash. Four other cash drawings include $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place, and $500 for fifth place.
            For additional information on the raffle, for a complete set of rules, or to be placed on the mailing list for next year’s raffle, contact The Bellevue Hospital Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899, or visit www.VetteRaffle.com
           

Blankets donated to TBH

The Green Springs/Republic 4H Club members recently donated handmade blankets to be used for younger patients admitted to the Surgery and Medical/Surgical areas of The Bellevue Hospital. The approximately 30 members of the “Kids, Pigs & Udders” 4H Club recently presented the blankets to the hospital staff. Pictured from left to right are Jordyn Humbert, Maddy Norman, Wyatt Humbert, Karly Humbert (holding blanket), and Angela Miller.

LOYALTY CLUB’ RAFFLE DRAWING IS HELD

Todd Mills, left, accepts his $750 check from Dennis Sabo, Director of The Bellevue Hospital Foundation.
 
            The “Loyalty Club” drawing was held for The Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s 2016 “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle. The Loyalty Club drawing was held on Oct. 1 and was for previous ticket holders who purchased a ticket for the current raffle during the month of September. The $750 winner was Todd Mills from Fremont, OH.
            The sixth annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Grand prize in the raffle is new Corvette Stingray, or $50,053 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held on Feb. 15, 2016, at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.
            Tickets, priced at $100 each, are now on sale to the general public at the Clyde and Fremont Steinle locations; the Bellevue Beverage Center on Kilbourne Street; Bellevue Hogue’s IGA; and at the hospital Gift Shop. Winners need not be present to win and all Early Bird winners are returned to the drum and have a chance to win again.
            As of Oct. 1, only 742 tickets remain to be sold, out of the 1,553 tickets available for the raffle.
Three other Early Bird drawings are set for Nov. 16 ($750), Dec. 14 ($500), and Jan. 14 ($250). The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 15, 2016 will be for the new Corvette Stingray or $50,053 in cash. Four other cash drawings include $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place, and $500 for fifth place.
            For additional information on the raffle or for a complete set of rules, contact The Bellevue Hospital Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899, or visit www.VetteRaffle.com

 

DR. FOGT JOINS TBH STAFF
 
            The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) welcomes Nathan Fogt, D.O., to its active medical staff.
            Dr. Fogt is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and will begin seeing patients on Monday, Aug. 31 in TBH’s Specialty Physician Services Department.
            He received his Bachelor of Science degree Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH.
            He was General Orthopedic Resident and Chief Resident at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH, and is certified by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Association.
            For the past 13 years, Dr. Fogt has worked for the Mercy Clinic in Defiance, OH, where he was the team physician for Defiance College and five area high schools. He was also Past Hospital Chief of Staff.
            He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, serving time in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Desert Storm with U.S. Army Medical Services.
            He and his wife are parents of five children and three grandchildren. His hobbies include travel, hiking, and music.
            Dr. Fogt will see patients at the TBH location and will eventually see patients in his office at 420 W. McPherson Hwy., Clyde.
            For appointments phone 419.547.9890.

Donation of stuffed animals to benefit kids

Seven-year-old Madison Myers of Clyde, accompanied by her father, Derek, recently donated a box of new stuffed animals to The Bellevue Hospital. Madison, who was cleaning out some of her collection, will now share those stuffed animals with sick and injured children at the local hospital. Donations of NEW stuffed animals are always welcome at The Bellevue Hospital. For donation information, contact the Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899.

 
           
Winning the Open Division of The Bellevue Hospital Foundation Golf Outing was the Team Health foursome, left to right, Wilson Pay, Jeff Pay, Jack Hay, and Dan Hay.
           
 The 35th Annual Foundation Golf Outing of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) was held on July 18 at Green Hills Golf Course in Clyde, with the event raising over $25,000 to benefit the Hospital Foundation.
           
            “A big thank you goes out to those who came out to volunteer. I also want to give a special mention to the Crockett Family for all they did to help the event run so smoothly,” said Kate Herring, chairman of the annual outing. “Everyone – all who volunteered to help – did a fantastic job. Also, a big thank you to the employees and volunteers of The Bellevue Hospital for all the support they give this event each year.”
 
            Dr. Jeff Pay’s Team Health foursome shot a 12-under-par 59 to take Open Flight honors in the outing, winning on a scorecard playoff over the second place team, North Central Family Physicians. Members of the winning team were Pay, Jack Hay, Wilson Pay, and Dan Hay.
 
            The Sparks Family Bariatric team shot a 12-under-par 59 to win the Mixed Flight Division. Members of the team were Ian Hilliker, Heath Maines, Dalton Florence and Brylee Orberdorf (no prize money awarded, donated back to Foundation).
 
            Prizes were awarded during the dinner to the following winners:
           
            Open Division:  First place (59) – Team Health: Jeff Pay, Jack Hay, Wilson Pay, Dan Hay; second place (59) – North Central Family Physicians. Third place (60) – Home Savings & Loan.
 
            Mixed Division: First place, (59) – Sparks Family Bariatric: Ian Hilliker, Heath Maines, Dalton Florence, Brylee Orberdorf (no prize money award, donated back to Foundation). Second place (60) – McKesson Team. Third place (62) – Toft’s Dairy.
 
            Field Prize Winners:  Closest to pin 2nd shot winners – Dylan DeWitt, Kathy Dick, and Wilson Pay.
            Longest drives – Derek Guezman, Katie Hyatt, Ian Mowery, Janet Runner, and Tony Price.
            Longest putts – Brad Reusch and Cathy Reyes.
            Poker Walk Winner: Dan Hay, full house.
            Door prize winners: Joe Buit, Samsung 50-inch TV donated by Raymond James; Nate Gonring, iPad Air donated by CDW; Jeff Risner, Catawba Island Golf Package donated by The Bellevue Hospital and Emrhein Associates; Dan Kasinec, Indians, Green Hills and Zinc Restaurant gift package donated by BAS Broadcasting, GGJ Consulting Engineers and Green Hills; and Brad Reusch, Gift Card Tree and overnight stay at the Victorian Tudor Inn, donated by The Victorian Tudor Inn, Green Emerald, NoWhere Tavern, Hogue’s IGA, Perry’s Plantation, and Stanley Steemer.
 
            Added Herring, “A special thank you to our Signature Sponsors, Alta Partners and Dr. Dan Herring and North Central Family Physicians; to Awards Dinner sponsor Home Savings Charitable Foundation; to Golf Cart sponsor TeamHealth; Exclusive Lunch sponsor Vantage Healthcare of Ohio, LLC; Exclusive Breakfast sponsor Mutual Health Services; Hole-in-One sponsors Cleveland Clinic, First Credit, McKesson, and Plante Moran; Putting Contest sponsor First National Bank; and Driving Range sponsor KeyBank.”
 
            The 36th annual Auxiliary Golf Outing is set for Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Green Hills Golf Course.
 
Thank you to the following sponsors:
19th Hole Refreshments: Buckeye Medical, Inc.; in memory of Dr. John Zimmerman; and Joe & Sharon Wilson.
Lunch: Commerce Bank, Michael & Gail Winthrop, Stand Energy Corporation, and The HMC Group.
Beverage Carts: In memory of D. Ross Irons, M.D., gifted by his family, and Bricker & Ecker, LLP.
Continental Breakfast: Creative Office Solutions E&M Raymond James, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 490, hpa Insurance, Janotta & Herner, McDonald’s of Bellevue, Clyde, Fremont, North Coast Carpet and Stanley Steemer, Ohio Physician Services & Tom Forster, and Precision Automotive Plastics.
 
Contributors: A. Schulman, ACE Hardware, Alta Partners, Anonymous, Anstead Construction, Art @ 106, BAS Broadcasting, Bellevue Society for the Arts, CDW, Christian Roberts Salon & Spa, Croghan Colonial Bank; Delta Dental, E&M Raymond James, Edward Jones of Bellevue, Edward Jones of Clyde, Emrhein & Associates, Firelands Federal Credit Union, Foos & Foos Funeral Service, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 490, GGJ Consulting Engineers, Green Hills Golf Course, Home Savings & Loan, hpa Insurance, Hogue’s IGA, Jim Renner & Press Ganey, McDonald’s of Bellevue, Clyde & Fremont, MCP Financial, Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers, Nichols, North Central Family Physicians, North Coast Carpet & Stanley Steemer, NoWhere Tavern, Perry’s Plantation, Precision Automotive, Russell’s Farm Market, The Clothes Hanger, The Toledo Mud Hens, The Victorian Tudor Inn, The Willows, and Wild Birds Unlimited.
 
Hole Sponsors: 92.1 The Wolf WOHF, BAS Broadcasting, Bayless Pathmark, Inc., Bellevue Care Center & Orchard Grove Assisted Living, CTM Financial Advisors, Coast Country 100.9 WMJK, Cook, Smith & Company CPA’s, Credit Management Company, Donald Smith, M.D., Eagle 99 WFRO, Fifth Third Bank, Findley Davies, Inc., Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Fitzgerald Automotive Group, Frantz Ward, LLP, Lake Shore Graphic Industries, MSUMC Life Flight, Medalist Management, Mix 102.7 WCPZ, Pain Management Group, Par Excellence Systems, Inc., ProMedica Memorial Hospital, Seneca Medical, TTX Teletronics Communications, The Medicine Shoppe, The Willows at Bellevue, Torrence Sound Systems, Twin Lakes Golf Course & Restaurant, Wadsworth Slawson, Whirlpool Corporation, and Zenith Systems.


THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL HONORS VOLUNTEERS

David Washburn, Mary Kay Blair, Sam Maynard, Linda Irons, and John Harris Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, Sue Steinmetz, Dee Butler, Sue Hollingsworth, Barb Davis, Alice Adams, Sue Ruffing, and Buzz Dayringer Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, Jeanette Hay, Gloria Lindsley, Cat Valero, Elaine Hess, and Peggy Tuttamore Marge Jones, Karen Hartman, Mary Ann LaVine, and Sue Lemmon
Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, Bob Beck, Kathy Vickery, Biagio Fontana, LaVohn Hunter, Shirley Warder, and Edna Schreiner Rose Fay, Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn, Gerri Ware, and Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital Virginia Konst, Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn, and Ellie Beck TBH Foundation Director Kate Herring, Sue Felder, Kevin Strecker, SamMaynard, and Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn
 
            The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) paid tribute to the many Volunteers and VolunTeens who donated countless hours at the local facility, with a Recognition Banquet held in the Clubhouse at The Willows.
            Theme for the evening was “Happy Birthday” as the Volunteers were helping TBH celebrate 10 years in the new hospital facility. The agenda included a welcome by Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH, dinner, and the program and awards presentation.
            All total, 8,022 hours were donated in 2014 by Volunteers and 436 more hours were donated by VolunTeens.
            June Washburn, TBH Volunteer Coordinator and Gift Shop Manager, gave special recognition to those Volunteers who have reached the listed cumulative lifetime milestones in 2014.
            4,800: Ellie Beck, Virginia Konst
            4,000: Gerri Ware
            3,000: Rose Fay
            2,500: Ron Miller
            2,000: Jan Adams, Bob Beck, JoAnn Cook, Biagio Fontana, LaVohn Hunter, Edna Schreiner, Kathy Vickery, and Shirley Warder
            1,500: Karen Hartman, Marge Jones, Mary Ann LaVine, Sue Lemmon, and Jack Wooten
            1,000: Jeanette Hay, Elaine Hess, Tom Kutz, Gloria Lindsley, Alohoea Lowrey, Ed Rose, Peggy Tuttamore, Cat Valero, and Vernetta Vallimont
            500: Alice Adams, Dee Butler, Barb Davis, Buzz Dayringer, Sue Hollingsworth, Sue Ruffing, Sue Steinmetz, and Charlotte Waskielis
            100: Mary Kay Blair, John Harris, Linda Irons, Peg Kaufman, Sam Maynard, Laura McBride, Marilyn McDaniels, Ruth Miller, Cindy Rich, Kelly Roach, Wilma Seamon, Sharon Thayer, and David Washburn
            New Volunteers: Marie Barr, Carol Cole, Kathy Collins, Sue Felder, Dwana Isaac, Rebecca Isaar, Cheyanna Littlejohn, Sam Maynard, Marilyn McDaniels, Dar Rich, and Kevin Strecker.
            Halo Awards were cited for the top five Volunteers by hours worked. They included Cat Valero (476), LaVohn Hunter (473), JoAnn Cook (454), Ellie Beck (433), and Sue Lemmon (419).
For information on how to become a Volunteer or VolunTeen at The Bellevue Hospital, contact June Washburn at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4408.
 
The Bellevue Hospital Announces Scholarship Winners
For the 14th consecutive year, recipients of scholarships given to children of The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) employees were announced during National Hospital Week, May 10-16, 2015. The Robert Regula Employee Children’s Scholarship Program honored 10 high school and college students this year.
            “The scholarships began as a way of investing in the future of healthcare and of providing an additional benefit for our employees,” said Michael K. Winthrop, president and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital. “We are pleased to again offer the scholarships to a deserving group of individuals,” Winthrop added.
            TBH awards $1,500 scholarships to eligible dependents of its full or part time employees who have worked at least two consecutive years at the hospital.  The students are to be enrolled in post high school academic programs, with a minimum of three of the scholarships reserved for students in healthcare-related fields of study. 
            Employees must first make application for the scholarship prior to March 31. The Scholarship Committee then meets to select the finalists for the award, and the recipients are announced during National Hospital Week. This year’s recipients are as follows:
Taylor Andrews, Animal Science/Pre-Vet, The Ohio State University, daughter of Cindy Andrews, Health Information Management, and Todd Andrews, Bellevue.
    Paige Collier, Pre-Exercise Physiology, Ohio University, daughter of Laura Collier, Health Info & Technology, Fremont, and Ross Collier, Vickery  
Dylan DeWitt, Sports Management, The University of Findlay, son of Amy DeWitt, Health Information Management, and Todd DeWitt, Bellevue.
.Aaron Englehart, Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, son of Gail Englehart, Case Managment, and, Jeffrey Englehart, Republic.
Kelsey Fresch, Early & Middle Childhood Studies, The Ohio State University, daughter of Lora Fresch, Castalia, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and Charles Fresch, Sandusky.
Danica Lombardi, Occupational Therapy, Xavier University, daughter of Tony Lombardi, Rehabilitation Services, and Amy Lombardi, Lab. They reside in Milan.
Madison Mize, Organic/General Chemistry, Miami University, daughter of Lisa Mize, Family Birthing Center, and Paul Mize, Huron
Cyleen Sharpe, Nursing, Ashland University, daughter of Deb Sharpe, Materials Management, and Steven Sharpe, Clyde.
Jacqueline Turner, Athletic Training, Ashland University, daughter of Lauren Turner, Cardiopulmonary, and Adam Turner, Bellevue.
Sophia Wilson, Nursing, Xavier University, daughter of Cherri Wilson, Family Birthing Center, and Rodge Wilson, Bellevue.

BABYSITTERS LEARN RESPONSIBILITIES AT
THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S RECENT CLASS

Members of the most recent Babysitting Basics class at The Bellevue Hospital are, front row left to right, Jace Wilson, Caleb Heiser, Molly Foos, Sydney Waskielis, Kailey Kilgore, Victoria Collins, Grace Biglin, and Nadea Strause. Middle row, Brett Phenicie, Jillian Stover, Cameran Cleveland, Emma Bollinger, Jadin Fazio, Sierra Hatlay, and Taylor Fisher. Back  row, Morgan Cory, Emily Wilson, Kendall Dick, Marley Ruffing, Madeline Swanbeck, Mackenzie Hawley, Makya Satterfield, and Averie Fritz.
A total of 23 local and area students have become better babysitters, the result of completing a “Babysitting Basics” all-day course at The Bellevue Hospital.
            The participants met from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 8 in the hospital’s Burson Conference Rooms. The class is for potential babysitters ages 11 and older.
            The course introduced the future babysitters to the roles and responsibilities of the babysitter, including how to handle emergencies and illness, the basics of bathing, diapering, and feeding infants, playtime suggestions, and safety and nutrition.
            Each student received a certificate of completion and a handbook. Lunch was also provided for the participants.
            Members of the class included Jace Wilson, Caleb Heiser, Molly Foos, Sydney Waskielis, Kailey Kilgore, Victoria Collins, Grace Biglin, Nadea Strause, Brett Phenicie, Jillian Stover, Cameran Cleveland, Emma Bollinger, Jadin Fazio, Sierra Hatlay, Taylor Fisher, Morgan Cory, Emily Wilson, Kendall Dick, Marley Ruffing, Madeline Swanbeck, Mackenzie Hawley, Makya Satterfield, and Averie Fritz.
The next Babysitting Basics course at The Bellevue Hospital is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 (President’s Day) from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B. For additional information or to sign up for the next class, contact the Centralized Scheduling Department: in Bellevue phone 419.483.4040, Ext. 4326; in Clyde phone 419.547.0074, Ext. 4326.


TEEN LEADERSHIP CORPS ASSISTS IN GARDEN

Members of the Team Leadership Corps, Bellevue Mayor Don Berkey, and officials from The Bellevue Hospital pose for a group photo.
Teen Leadership Corps members help to plant fruits and vegetables in The Bellevue Hospital’s Community Garden.
           
            Members of the Teen Leadership Corps at Bellevue High School (BHS) recently completed a day of prepping and planting the Community Garden at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH). In its third growing season, the garden has yielded over two tons of produce and herbs over the past two years, all of which was donated to the Bellevue Fish & Loaves and Clyde Backdoor Food Pantries to help feed local and area families in need.
 
            Patti Keller, RD, LD, CDE, with TBH’s Dietary Department, and a Master Gardener-in-training, coordinates the garden schedule for the hospital. “A total of 20 students at BHS filled nine of 18 raised gardens by putting 20-25 wheel barrel loads of compost and soil in each raised garden box,” noted Keller. “The City of Bellevue coordinated obtaining the soils from Barnes Nursery and TBH helped arrange delivery. Members of Boy Scout Troop 203 hand-made made the garden boxes, and each has been sponsored by an individual or business. All money raised from sponsorships helps to defray the materials used for the garden boxes and will help to pay for garden seeds and supplies.”

  Bellevue Mayor Don Berkey and TBH President & CEO Michael K. Winthrop both came out to speak to the students and thank them before lunch was served to the hard-working crew.
 
Continued Keller, “Along with filling the raised gardens, the kids planted potatoes, strawberries, squash, onions, carrots, spinach, cucumbers, black-eyed peas, and green beans. In addition, they planted marigolds on the Wellness Trail and put down cardboard in the garden for weed control. We could not have accomplished so much in so little time without these students! Their help was greatly appreciated and the garden would not be the success that it will be this year without their help. “
 
Keller also went on to thank the following individuals and businesses for sponsoring the garden boxes: Steinle Chevrolet-Buick, Courtney Stockmaster, JoAnn Ventura, Lakeshore Graphic Industries, Bellevue Kiwanis Club, Bellevue Rotary Club, Miller’s Drive-In, Clyde Lions Club, Whirlpool (2), Landing Point Financial Group, Quality Welding Incorporated, Dave & Sherri Wilhelm, Tom Aigler, Jerry & Gail Foos, First National Bank, North Central Family Physicians, Michael K. & Gail Winthrop. Plaques will be placed on the garden boxes with the name of each donor.

The Bellevue Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® As
One of America’s Best Emergency Care Hospitals
 
Proud of the Women’s Choice Award earned at The Bellevue Hospital are Emergency Department and hospital staff members, left to right, Nathaniel Mellot, RN; Laurie Trapp, RN; Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO; Michelle Garcia, RN, Director of the Emergency Department; Rick Salazar, RN; Jeff Pay, D.O., Medical Director of the Emergency Department; Carrie Mason, RN; Alisha Glick, RN; Victoria Gamboa, Ward Secretary; and Elizabeth Pasztor, RN.
The Bellevue Hospital is recognized for ranking in the top one percent for Emergency Care
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® (WCA) as America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. This coveted credential places The Bellevue Hospital in the top 10 percent for Emergency care, which was achieved by 373 hospitals, less than 10% of the 3,800 emergency rooms that report data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Overall, TBH also ranked in the Top 1% for Emergency Care.
“We are exceptionally proud of our Emergency Department being rated nationally in the top one percent,” Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH, said. “This recognizes the effort our staff has given to provide the quality of care our patients expect from us. We take pride in the combined effort of our clinical departments, physicians, technicians, and nurses to help creative the positive patient experience that helped TBH achieve this honor.”
Emergency services (ES) account for more than 125 million hospital visits annually, and all clinicians must have expertise in caring for patients across their life span, often when their healthcare needs are urgent and unplanned. Unlike other hospital departments that interact with the same patient and families for an extended period, ES staffs typically have one patient encounter, often when anxiety and fear is at its peak.
“The Women’s Choice Award® seal delivers a powerful message to women, offering them the peace of mind that the recipient is clinically excellent and highly responsive to the patient’s experience, “notes Sharyn S Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the WCA Healthcare Division. “Awarded Emergency Services Departments must achieve high rankings on eight emergency measures including patient recommendation scores, which is unlike any other healthcare credential recognizing providers today.”
Hospitals earning the Emergency Care Award consistently rank in the top 25 percent of the 3,800 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The eight measures CMS publicly reports relate primarily to the amount of time taken in the ER such as time for diagnosis, medication, and admission to the hospital, and are weighted according to the priorities of women surveyed.

Of the eight measures reported by emergency departments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), women rate “door to diagnostic time” or in other words, “door to doctor,” as the most important criteria when selecting an emergency room.   The least important reported measure is the percentage of patients who left the emergency department before being seen.
A hospital can be eliminated from the award if they fall outside the 25th percentile for two or more of the eight measures, depending on their importance.  The award is also limited to those hospitals with a solid recommendation on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.
“We have found that recommendations are an important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family. By helping women know which hospitals in their area provide the best critical care, we are able to help them make better decisions, especially when it comes to emergency situations, “said Delia Passi, CEO & Founder of Women’s Choice Award®.
Year after year, the Women’s Choice Award® is the only credential that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions by measuring against the needs and preferences of women, when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. This credential signifies The Bellevue Hospital’s commitment and passion toward an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.
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KELLER IS NOMINEE FOR OHA AWARD
Presenting the many award to Patricia Keller, RD, LD, CDE, are members of The Bellevue Hospital administration team. Left to right, Patricia Semer, Vice President of Administrative Services; Tim Buit, Executive Vice President & CFO; Keller; Sara Brokaw, Vice President of Patient Care Services; Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO; and Lisa Sartain, Vice President of Human Resources. Patricia Keller in The Bellevue Hospital’s Herb Garden.





 
            Patricia Keller, RD, LD, CDE, with The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Nutritional Services Department, is TBH’s nominee for the 2015 Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award.
            The Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award has been given annually since 1996 to one Ohio caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community, and routinely goes beyond the call of duty and has overcome odds to succeed. The award will be presented at the OHA Recognition Dinner in Columbus on June 9 to one of the 56 total nominees statewide.
            The hospital staff nominated Keller for the award with the following information:
            “Patricia Keller, as a registered and licensed dietitian, goes well beyond putting in eight hours of clinical support and education in practicing her profession. She considers her job her responsibility to reach into the community and make an impact on the hungry. Whether it is placing food on the table as she serves at the soup kitchen, or educating what food should be on the table to nourish the family or growing the food…Patti makes a difference. 
“After eighteen years of being a dedicated employee, Patti is known for her fortitude, dedication and thoroughness.  Because of these attributes, she was approached four years ago with an idea of spearheading a new project – a hospital garden.  With a canvas of green, Patti took on the project as a great leader would.  She researched what local food banks had available to them already, what could be reaped to provide a complete nutritionally sound meal to each family served, and what educational nutritional pieces needed to be put in place to educate those the garden would serve.  Patti has single-handedly turned the hospital garden into a garden of community. 
“We care about patients as members of our family,” begins our Mission Statement. Because of her family background of growing up and working on a farm, Patti feels comfortable in working the soil in our gardens to feed our community family. Patti has made feeding the hungry well her Mission. During the past four years, the Community Garden netted an income of approximately $8,000 from about two tons of produce donated to our local food pantry. Not only did Patti help plant, cultivate, weed, pick and package the produce from the garden, she came up with healthy recipe ideas so the families would know how to cook and use the sweet potatoes, lima beans, peas, onions and many other vegetables from the garden.  And, over 1,000 bags of fresh herbs grown and packaged by Patti and her volunteers were given to employees and community members! She also helped develop a frozen, boxed lunch program for the food pantry that now reaches over 500 families. When the Food & Drug Administration came out with the new food plate to replace the food pyramid, Patti developed the education policies.
“Perhaps the toughest department in any hospital is the nutritional service department. It is difficult to make the favorite meal of all 500 people who frequent our café each day. Instead of being daunted by this, Patti embraces it. She worked tirelessly to put together an incredibly labor-intensive project manual with information on food allergies and calorie counts for all the food items offered in our facility. Patti also helped to implement food room service for our patients, making our hospital the first one in Northwest Ohio with room service, one that has been duplicated by many other hospitals over the years. Her dedication to community members is also shown in her willingness to be on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. She was part of a team to instruct area Third graders on How Things Grow, by planting and harvesting lima beans the students had grown in the classroom. She volunteers through her church to deliver communion to the sick and homebound. She made You Tube videos of cooking instruction and demonstrations for cooking with herbs. And finally, need a speaker for your group?  Call Patti!”
            Keller is a resident of Sandusky and has one son, George Clark, a resident of Boston.
A total of 74 hospital employees from across Ohio were nominated, with the winner and all nominees to be honored June 9 at a banquet in Columbus.


Foundation Board officers
The Bellevue Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees has new officers for 2015. Pictured are officers, left to right, Carolyn Farrar, Secretary; Chris Caputo, Chairman; Marie Archer, Treasurer; Gary Steinle, Vice Chairman; and Kate Herring, Director. Other board members (not pictured) for 2015 include Marcia Braun, M.D., Pete Callaghan, Rodney Cook, Alicia Crockett, Dinah Dwyer, Gregg Elchert, Christine Greilich, Dan Higgins, Jim Davis, Dan Herring, D.O., Dave Jarvis, Brad Smith, Bette Woods, Donna Hall, Pat Sullivan, Gail Foos, James Avery, and Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital.

TBH CELEBRATES 10-YEARS IN NEW BUILDING
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) celebrated the 10-year anniversary of opening its doors to the first patient in the new hospital building, on Friday, March 13, 2015. The current hospital building opened to the public on Sunday, March 13, 2005.
            As part of the celebration, a brief ceremony was held in the hospital Atrium. Fr. Jonathan Wight from Immaculate Conception Church began with a blessing and prayer, followed by Mayor Don Berkey who read a proclamation marking March 13 as “The Bellevue Hospital Day” in the City of Bellevue. “The City of Bellevue proclaims and recognizes March 13, 2015 as The Bellevue Hospital Day, marking the day as a time of celebration for the hospital, its employees, volunteers, physicians, and boards of directors. As Mayor, I urge all members of our community to join in recognition of this significant occasion,” noted Mayor Berkey. TBH is one of the largest employers in Bellevue with 410 employees.
            Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of TBH, concluded the ceremony with a short talk about the history of the hospital, the decision to build a new facility, and looking toward March 6, 2017 when TBH will turn 100 years old. “We are all looking forward to celebrating a century of caring for the communities we serve,” noted Winthrop. “If you think today is nice, wait until we celebrate our 100th!”
            Following the ceremony, a free lunch was served for TBH staff, Volunteers, VolunTeens, medical staff, boards of directors, and invited guests. Members of the public enjoyed the same lunch for a nominal fee. The lunch menu consisted of roast beef, cocktail shrimp, green beans, mashed potatoes, pasta, several salads, cake and cookies.
            Patients at TBH on March 13 who ordered room service were presented carnations along with their order, to mark the 10-year anniversary.
            Also as part of the celebration, the hospital staff honored the first (and only!) baby born on the 10-year anniversary date in TBH’s Family Birthing Center. The “anniversary baby” was Haddie Marie Knieriemen, daughter of Megan & Derek Knieriemen of Green Springs. Haddie was delivered by Gregory Karasik, M.D. at 6:59 p.m. on March 13. She was 7-pounds, 3-ounces, and 19 1Ž2 inches in length. Haddie and her parents were presented with a gift basket filled with all things baby. Making the presentation was Emma Hoffman, 10, of Lakeside, the first girl born at TBH’s new building on March 14, 2005. She was accompanied by her mother, Jennifer Huff.
            Haddie’s maternal grandparents are Mary Herr, Findlay, and Aaron Herr, Fremont. Paternal grandparents are Todd & Sheryl Knieriemen, Green Springs. Maternal great-grandparents are Kay Herbig, Green Springs, and Reva Lehman, Fremont. Paternal great-grandparents are Betty Knieriemen, Green Springs, and Marion Peters, Port Clinton.
Fr. Jonathan Wight from Immaculate Conception Church; Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH); and Bellevue Mayor Don Berkey (left to right) were the three speakers at TBH’s 10-year anniversary of the new hospital facility. The ceremony was held on March 13. Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) (center), looks over scrapbooks from the construction of the present hospital building from 2003-05, along with Hospital Board of Trustee members Tom Barth (left) and Dean Miller. The scrapbooks also contain photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony 10 years ago. Patients ordering room service at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) on Friday, March 13 were given a carnation as part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the opening of the present hospital building. Sylvia Coyl, with TBH’s Nutritional Services staff (left), delivers breakfast to Taylor Uhrick in TBH’s Family Birthing Center. Taylor and her husband, Jonathan, from Collins, OH, were celebrating the birth of their daughter, Skyla Christine Uhrick.
Michaele McPeek, employed in the Patient Financial Services Department of The Bellevue Hospital, enjoys the celebratory lunch and cake served to employees, volunteers, physicians, and boards of directors on March 13, the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the new hospital facility. Emma Hoffman, 10, from Lakeside, OH, holds newborn Haddie Marie Knieriemen in The Bellevue Hospital’s Family Birthing Center. Haddie was the first baby born on the hospital’s 10-year anniversary of opening the current facility (March 13, 2015), while Hoffman was the first girl born at the present facility on March 14, 2005. The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) honored the first baby born in TBH’s Family Birthing Center on March 13, 2015, the 10-year anniversary of opening the present facility. Haddie Marie Knieriemen of Green Springs was the lucky baby, being born at 6:59 pm on March 13, 2015. She is being held by her parents, Megan and Derek Knieriemen. Presenting the goodie basket to the family are Lisa Sartain, Vice President of Human Resources at TBH, and Emma Hoffman, 10, a fourth grader from Lakeside, OH, who was the first girl born at TBH’s present facility on March 14, 2005.

Nutritional Services Staff receives award
Members of The Bellevue Hospital’s Nutritional Services Department display their award. Seated are, left to right, Brenda Carbary, Rose James, Tracey Nason, Diane Darr, and Julia Boner. Standing, Kelly Ried, Diana Famulare, Nickie Kaetzel, Christine Fegley, Courtney Branco, Patti Keller, Chris Norris, Mary Pat Vollmar, Matt Missler, Linda Rohrbacher, David Dominy, Pam Eads, Kim Veach, and Alicyn Fooce.
The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Nutritional Services Department has been awarded The 2014 Gold Plate Award for food safety practices. The award is administered through the Huron County General Health District. This is the third consecutive year TBH received the award.
            The Gold Plate Award is an acknowledgement given to food services that have excellent food safety practices. This award is given annually and is based on the facility’s performance from the previous year. It is a voluntary program.
            “The staff is very, very happy. This is a big deal for them,” noted TBH Nutritional Services Leader Tracey Nason. “The staff receives extensive food service and safety training, and most of my staff has been trained in food safety through the Huron County Health Department as part of their certification process.”
            Continued Nason, “I am extremely proud of my staff for all of their hard work and effort. It takes a lot of work each day to ensure food safety when you work in our field. This award is an excellent opportunity to show the community how important food safety is to us.”
            The Gold Plate Awards are reserved for facilities that meet the following criteria:
  • Have a valid FSO or RFE license
  • Send in an application
  • Receive a score of 90 or higher
  • Have not had any warning letters are administrative hearings in the past two years
  • Have not been responsible for a foodborne outbreak in the last two years.
            Each facility starts with a score of 100 and points are then deducted for critical and non-critical violations as reported by the Huron County General Health District.
            “We are very proud of the accomplishments of our Nutritional Services Department. Being a hospital, our first concern is making sure we present the best quality food since we serve over 600 meals each day to patients, employees, and community members,” said Patty Semer, TBH Vice President of Administrative Services. “This award is also a testament that the food is prepared in a clean and healthy environment.”

On Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00pm, the Prevention Partnership Coalition will be hosting a town hall meeting on the Opiate Epidemic that is taking place in our local communities.  This event will be held at Terra State Community College’s Neeley Conference Center.  Prescription drug abuse and heroin use in on the rise across the nation and our county is not immune from this issue; locally, claiming the lives of over 30 county residents in the past 5 years.
The Bellevue Hospital is a member of this coalition.
This event will offer an panel of various speakers to discuss this topic, there will also be filming of the event through WBGUTV from Bowling Green.  Speakers will include: 
·         Sheriff Kyle Overmyer, Sandusky County Sheriff
·         Chief Tim Wiersma, Fremont City Police Department
·         Nathan Berryman, Recovering Addict
·         Judy Provenzale, Parent
·         Detective Sergeant Dean Bliss, Fremont City Police Department
·         Judge Barbara Ansted, Sandusky County Common Pleas Court
·         Danny Sanchez, Fremont City Adult Probation
·         Dr. John Wukie, Sandusky County Coroner
·         Timothy Wise, Site Director Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services

Clyde baby honored by Girl Scouts
Each March, members of the Four County Service Unit of the Girl Scouts honors the first girl born at The Bellevue Hospital’s Family Birthing Center during National Girl Scout Week. The honor this year falls upon Clyde’s newest resident, Lily Chaffee, daughter of Tesla Messer and Tobias Chaffee. Lily was born at 6:11 a.m. On Sunday, March 8, which was the first day of Girl Scout Week. Lily was 19 1/2 inches in length and 6-pounds, 13-ounces. She has one older brother and one older sister at home. In the photo, Lily is being held by her mother, Tesla, while the Girl Scouts present their goodies. From left to right are Kaity Fought, Mackenzie Gaddy, Libby Cloud, Addison Rogers, Dakota Lilly, and Rose Mira.

 
 
Feb. 20, 2015
Accepting The Bellevue Hospital’s Wellness Award are, left to right, Lisa Sartain, Vice President, Human Resources; Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO; and Paula Contreras, Human Resources Benefits Administrator. 
 
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) was the recipient of the 2015 Health & Wellness Award, presented by the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Chamber’s 69th Annual Awards Night on Feb. 5, 2015 in Fremont and was sponsored by the Sandusky County Safety Council.
 
            Accepting the award were TBH’s Michael K. Winthrop, President & CEO; Lisa Sartain, Vice President, Human Resources; and Paula Contreras, Human Resources Benefits Administrator. “As a healthcare organization, we take wellness very seriously. We are increasingly incorporating wellness and healthy living into our everyday activities,” explained Winthrop. “Our staff has embraced these efforts and are always looking at new and exciting ways to make these efforts fun and rewarding!”
 
            The purpose of the award was to recognize employers that promote and get employees involved in healthy options and health education. “Together, we strive for better health using a wellness philosophy,” stated TBH’s nomination form. “By educating and motivating individuals, families, businesses and communities, we seek to empower people and provide direction for self-improvement in all areas of health.”
 
            TBH promotes health and wellness through many different avenues:
 
·                The hospital has been a tobacco-free facility since 2006 and offers tobacco cessation classes to employees who want to quit. Less than 4% of the TBH staff still uses a form of tobacco.
·                Nutrition classes are offered for employees; a hospital herb garden was started with harvested herbs being shared with employees; and farm markets are held during summer months at the hospital.
·                Free exercise classes are offered to employees; a fitness center reimbursement program is in place for employees; and fitness race fees are reimbursed to employees following completion of an event.
·                Vending machines and the Main Station Café offer healthy choice food options, and a Healthy Choice punch card is also used to encourage staff to make better food choices.
·                TBH offers employees a yearly full-panel blood screening, free flu shots, blood pressure checks, and educational materials.
·                Employees can fill out an on-line health risk assessment. Data from the assessments helps to plan wellness events for the staff.
·                The Walking & Wellness Trail is incorporated into events such as Poker Walks and Wellness Walks.
·                Chair massages are offered at various times throughout the year. Although the massages are free, employees “pay” for the service with canned goods that are then donated to the Bellevue Fish & Loaves Food Pantry.

 
PAIN MANAGEMENT CLYDE OFFICE NOW OPEN
 
            A year after opening the Bellevue location of its Pain Management Center, The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has added a Clyde office location.
            The Clyde Office of the Pain Management Center is located at 402 W. McPherson Highway.
            Kaveh Nabavighadi, M.D., will see patients every other Tuesday at the Clyde location from 7:45-11:30 a.m.
            “Dr. N” is a pain management physician specialist and is board certified as an interventional pain anesthesiologist with experience in pain management techniques as well as conventional pain management.
            The Bellevue Office location, 1400 W. Main St., Building 1, Suite C, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
            Patients who suffer from chronic pain, or pain that affects their quality of life and the ability to participate in normal activities can benefit from pain management. The Pain Management Clinic will assist in the diagnosis and treatment of many disorders including neck pain, back pain, headaches, arthritis pain in the neck or lower back, nerve damage or muscle spasm pain, chronic pelvic pain, and pain from shingles.
            For appointments at the Bellevue or Clyde Office locations, please contact the office staff at the Pain Management Clinic, 419.484.5903.
 
TBH FOUNDATION GIVES AWAY NEW CORVETTE!



The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF) made President’s Day a memorable experience for Gerard Skowronski of St. Clair Shores, MI, as his name was drawn as the grand prize winner in the 5th annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” raffle. The winning ticket number was 0514.
As the grand prize winner, Skowronski has his choice of a brand new 2015 Corvette or $50,053 in cash.
Four runner-up winners each received cash prizes, including John Wyszczelski, Lambertville, MI, $2,000 cash; James Reinicker, Bellevue, OH, $1,500 cash; Joe Amodeo Jr., Buffalo, NY, $1,000 cash; and Jeff Vaught, Oldenburg, IN, $500 cash.
“We wish to congratulate Gerard and the other four winners,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH). “We kicked-off this raffle in September of 2014 and our goal was to sell all 1,553 tickets at $100 each, a goal that we accomplished on December 15, 2014!”

Continued Winthrop, “For us, that made the raffle highly successful. It was important for us to sell and run this raffle in the right way and it was a great effort from our Foundation, Accounting Department, Marketing Department, and numerous volunteers.”
Tickets were sold to people in 46 different U.S. states (only Vermont, Maine, North Dakota, and Utah were not on the list this year), noted Kate Herring, TBH Foundation Director. “I would like to personally thank Gary Steinle of Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. They were the co-sponsor of this event. Also, thanks to the Bellevue Beverage Center, the Fremont Steinle location, Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue, the hospital Gift Shop staff, and the Foundation Board members for all the support. We could not have accomplished this massive project without all their help.”
Herring noted that all proceeds will benefit Foundation women’s and children’s projects, including the Women’s Mammography Fund, which will help supply screening mammograms for underinsured or uninsured women.

The 2016 Corvette Raffle will kick-off with Early Bird specials in September, 2015.

‘EARLY BIRD’ RAFFLE DRAWING IS HELD
 
            The third and final “Early Bird” drawing was held for The Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s 2015 “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle. The Early Bird drawing was held on Jan. 14 and the winner of $250 was Bill Cook of Wakeman, OH. Early Bird winning tickets are returned to the drum after each drawing.
            Cook is the fourth winner in the current raffle. Mike Stanley from Richmond, KY won the “Loyalty Club” drawing of $750 on Oct. 1. His name was drawn from all previous ticket holders who purchased a ticket during the month of September. On Nov. 14, Pascal Baharis of Kill Devil Hills, NC, won $750 in the first Early Bird drawing and on Dec. 14, Jerry Schad of Ottawa Lake, MI won $500 in the second drawing.
            The fifth annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Grand prize in the raffle is a new Corvette, or $50,053 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held on Feb. 16, 2015, at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.
            The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 16, 2015 will be for the new Corvette or $50,053 in cash. Four other cash drawings include $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place, and $500 for fifth place.
            For additional information on the raffle, for a complete set of rules, or to be placed on the mailing list for next year’s raffle, contact The Bellevue Hospital Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899, or visit www.VetteRaffle.com

CORVETTE RAFFLE IS SOLD OUT
 
            The Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s (TBHF) fifth annual “Is Your Heart Set on a ‘Vette” Corvette Raffle is sold out as of Dec. 22. All 1,553 tickets were sold at $100 each.
            In cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde, TBHF is raffling off a new Corvette, or $50,053 in cash. The drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.
            The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 16 will be for the new Corvette or $50,053 in cash. Four other cash drawings include $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place, and $500 for fifth place.
            The public is invited to attend the drawing. Light refreshments will also be served.
            Also, one Early Bird drawing still remains, for $250 on Jan. 14.
            Results will be posted immediately following the drawings at www.vetteraffle.com .
            For additional information on the raffle or to be put on the mailing list for next year’s raffle, contact The Bellevue Hospital Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899 or Ext. 4299.

TBH, OSU TEAM UP TO HELP YOU STOP SMOKING
 
            The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) and The Ohio State University at Lima are teaming up to offer area residents a state-of-the-science smoking cessation program. The seven-week treatment program and research study will examine the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral-hypnosis program on smoking.
            This program, developed by psychologists Joseph Green, Ph.D. (professor at OSU-Lima) and Steven Lynn (professor at Binghamton University), is based on research and clinical observations of self-empowerment programs designed to help people stop smoking. Participants will also receive a free six-week supply of nicotine patches, courtesy of TBH Foundation.
            Classes will be held on Sundays including Jan. 4, 11, and 18, from 3-5 p.m. in Burson Conference Rooms A&B at TBH, located at 1400 W. Main St. in Bellevue. Two support sessions are scheduled for Sundays, Feb. 1 & 15 at 3 p.m., and the final session will be held in mid- to late-March.
            Terry Webb, a respiratory therapist with TBH and an experience tobacco treatment specialist and smoking cessation group leader, will co-facilitate the program.
            “We expect that the program will be effective in helping you stop smoking,” stated Dr. Green, a Bellevue native. “As you know, stopping smoking is not easy. Research shows that people progress at different paces and that some people require several attempts before succeeding. Although we cannot guarantee success, we believe our program gives you the ‘winning edge’ you need to achieve your goal.”
            Those who choose to participate will be asked to complete a number of personality questionnaires and details their smoking history. In addition to the nicotine patches, participants will also receive audio CD’s, a DVD they can watch at home, and several educational handouts and recording sheets. And, all those who complete the entire program and the three-month follow-up appointment will receive a $25 gas card.
            Participants will also be given the option to learn self-hypnosis and use self-empowering suggestions to achieve the goal of becoming a non-smoker.
Participants should read over the consent form and program details at http://lima.osu.edu/bellevueHospitalProgram.
The class is limited to the first 25 participants to register. Call Terry Webb at TBH, 419.483.4040, Ext. 4244 to register or for additional information.


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