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News Archives - 2010
 
THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL HONORS VOLUNTEERS
           The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) and Hospital Auxiliary paid tribute to the many Volunteers and VolunTeens who donated countless hours at the local facility, with a Recognition Banquet held at the Bellevue Society for the Arts (BSA) facility.

            Janet Runner, Vice President for Patient Care Services, and Kate Herring, TBH Foundation Director welcomed and thanked the group for the many hours of dedicated service. All total, 11,739 hours were donated in 2010.

            Each of volunteers received a copy of the book, “Lessons From Lorena,” written by local author and TBH employee Kim Stults.

            Food was prepared by Creative Cuisine in Sandusky and was served by several members of the TBH staff.

            June Washburn, TBH Volunteer Coordinator and Gift Shop Manager, gave special recognition to those Volunteers who donated anywhere from 100 to 3,500 hours in 2010.

            3,500: Virigina Konst.

            3,000: Ellie Beck and Gerri Ware.

            2,500: Lucy Mirtes

            2,800: Rita Hay and Geri Ware.

            2,000: Charlotte Leber.

            1,500: Lorraine Tuttamore, Julie Walker, Edna Schreiner, Ron Miller, Gail Frederick, Jan Adams, Rose Fay, Bill Fulton, Shirley Warder, Kathy Vickery, Marge Jones, Karen Hartman.

            1,000: Bob Beck, Biago Fontana, George Solander, Jack Wooten.

            500: Sue Schmidt, Jo Haynes, Millie Raschke, JoAnn Cook, Dorothy Yingling, Tom Kutz, Delbert Daniel, Pat Cook, Phyillis Barnhart, Peggy Tuttamore, Ed Rose, Alohoea Lowery, Gloria Lindsley, Olga Hutchison, Kim Veach, LaVohn Hunter.

            100: Elaine Hess, Rosemae Hammill, Kathy Smith, Charles Abel, Sue Steinmetz, Glen McFarland, Clyde Martin, Jackie Lilly, Mary Ann LaVine, Sue Hollingsworth, Dee Butler, Sharon Thayer, Ruth Miller, Buzz Dayringer.

            New Volunteers for 2010 are: Betsy Baun, Cecil Starnes, Mary Kay Blair, Joyce James, Laurie Smith, Sue Lemmon, Ann Tuttamore, Crystal Rufty, and Cat Valero.            

For information on how to become a Volunteer or VolunTeen at The Bellevue Hospital, contact June Washburn at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4408.
Volunteers with 1,500 or more hours in 2010 include, front row left to right, Kathy Vickery, Gail Frederick, Karen Hartman, Edna Schreiner. Back row, Shirley Warder, Jan Adams, Julie Walker, Rose Fay, and Lorraine Tuttamore. Volunteers with 2,500 or more hours include, left to right, Virginia Konst, 3,500 hours; Ellie Beck, 3,000 hours; Gerri Ware, 3,000 hours; and Lucy Mirtes, 2,500 hours.

 
Volunteers with 500 or more hours include, front row left to right, Pat Cook, Olga Hutchison, Millie Raschke, Peggy Tuttamore, and Sue Schmidt. Back row, Gloria Lindsley, Kim Veach, Bob Beck (1,000 hours), JoAnn Cook, LaVohn Hunter, and Alohoea Lowery.
Volunteers with 100 or more hours include, front row left to right, Elaine Hess, Sharon Thayer, Dee Butler, Mary Ann LaVine. Back row, Buzz Dayringer, TBH Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn, and Sue Steinmetz.

 
New employees include, left to right, Cat Valero, Crystal Rufty, TBH Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn, Sue Lemmon, and Mary Kay Blair.



 
Local author and TBH Employee Kim Stults, second from right, was surprised when a copy of her book, “Lessons From Lorena,” was given to each Volunteer at the annual Recognition Banquet. Showing off their books are, left to right, Vernetta Vallimont, Kathy Vickery, Mary Ann LaVine, Lucy Mirtes, Stults, and Gerri Ware.

BABYSITTERS LEARN RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S RECENT CLASS
           A total of 24 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 Conference Center. 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 Kati Hill, Adam Noftz, Kileigh Kieskowski, Madison Raifsnider, Sydni Rodriguez, Taylor Waldecker, Mackenna Peacock, Sophia Pressler, Madeline Burkett, Rachelle Forney, Danie Goodsite, Alexis Hessler, Hannah Schoen, Kaylia Reesman, Bradlee Warnement, Lila Mobberly, Shannon Schneider, Monica Rickel, Katie Marett, Michelle Molynaux, Madison Wells, Abby Bullion, Erica Wilson, and Shelby Ruffing.


Members of the most recent Babysitting Basics Class at The Bellevue Hospital are, front row left to right, Kati Hill, Adam Noftz, Kileigh Kieskowski, Madison Raifsnider, Sydni Rodriguez, Taylor Waldecker and Mackenna Peacock. Middle row, Sophia Pressler, Madeline Burkett, Rachelle Forney, Danie Goodsite, Alexis Hessler, Hannah Schoen, Kaylia Reesman, Bradlee Warnement and Lila Mobberly. Back row, Shannon Schneider, Monica Rickel, Katie Marett, Michelle Molynaux, Madison Wells, Abby Bullion, Erica Wilson, and Shelby Ruffing.

The next Babysitting Basics course at The Bellevue Hospital is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20 (President’s Day) from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Conference Center, Building B, at the former hospital facility located at 815 Northwest Street. 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.


Kick Some Butts Winners Announced
The Tobacco Education Awareness Management Committee (TEAM) recently announced the semi-finalists in the 10th annual KICK SOME BUTTS anti-tobacco commercial contest. Final judging of the anti-tobacco commercials was held on March 23 in the Fisher-Titus Learning Center at Norwalk High School. The evening’s emcee was Kami Moon of WLKR Radio. This year, the date was chosen to coincide with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against tobacco use.
Winners included:



First place received a plaque and $1000 and was awarded to:
Monroeville High School - “Tar and Hair Dye and Cancer OH MY!”
Team Members:
Bailey Bollenbacher
Deanna Cox
Hallie Swanson
Hannah Koch
Advisor: Connie Hanke
Second place received a plaque and $800 and was awarded to:
Crestview High School - “The History Forgotten”
Team Members:
Samantha Bradley
Chelsie Howman
Advisor: Judith Roman
Third place received a plaque and $500 and was awarded to:
Monroeville High School - “Ingredients of Death”
Team Member:
Desiree Boyer
Advisor: Connie Hanke
The Larry Hanneman Award was presented to:
Norwalk High School - “Don’t Become Another Statistic”
Team member:
Brandon Helman
Advisor: Christina MacFarland
This year’s finalists and their videos were:
Ashland High School - “Awesome Power Pals”
Ashland High School - “The Smoking Legacy”
Bowsher High School - “Don’t Be A Statistic”
Upper Sandusky High School - “The Flashback”
Clyde High School - “The Smoke”
EHOVE Career Center - “Thank You Big Tobacco”
Each of the finalists received a plaque and $200.
This contest has grown annually as students enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to showcase their creativity and communicate their message on tobacco use. Students may address a variety of topics including secondhand smoke, dangers of cigarettes or cigar smoking, and smokeless tobacco products in their videos.
The contest was open to area high school students in grades 9-12. To participate, students were invited to form teams of no more than five students, and create their own 30-second anti-tobacco commercial. This year, there were over 100 entries from 16 high schools throughout Northwest and Central Ohio. From these entries, 9 semi-finalists were chosen. The committee also selected a winner of the “Larry Hanneman Award”. This award is given to an entry that did not place in the top 10 but that the committee felt deserved recognition. The award was formerly named the Committee Choice and renamed to recognize Mr. Hanneman’s instrumental contributions in making the Kick Some Butts anti-tobacco commercial contest the resounding success that it is today.
Every year more than 36,800 Ohio children under 18 will become new daily smokers. One third of them will eventually die prematurely from smoking related diseases. This contest offers an educational experience in the power of advertising, a creativity experience in communication, allows a student to exercise good citizenship skills in being proactive, encourages teamwork and offers substantial monetary prizes of $1000.00, $800.00, $500.00, and $200.00. Perhaps most significantly, by participating in this contest, many students may be encouraged to avoid becoming part of the sad Ohio smoking statistics.
Sponsors of the contest include:
The Bellevue Hospital
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Memorial Hospital of Fremont
Samaritan Regional Health System
Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Firelands Federal Credit Union

The 31st Annual Bellevue Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, July 30, at Green Hills Golf Course in Clyde. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7 a.m., with the shotgun start at 8 a.m.
            Participants will enjoy a full day of golf, food, fun and prizes and will have a chance to win various contests throughout the day. Of course, the true winners are the patients and community members who will benefit from the proceeds of this event.  Last year’s outing raised over $13,000 for the Auxiliary’s many projects. 

            For those who do not golf and wish to help support the Auxiliary’s charitable efforts, opportunities are available to contribute through a hole sponsorship, underwriting of events or contests, and/or contributing door prizes. Fifth Third Bank is signature sponsor of the outing for 2011. 

            The event includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a pig roast dinner, refreshment carts, lunch, 19th hole refreshments, unlimited practice range balls and a 20-percent discount at the pro shop. All this is included in the $100 individual entry fee. Additional dinner-only tickets are $19 each. 

            A pre-tournament competition will be held prior to the shotgun start of the scramble, including a contest to sink a 50-foot putt. Pre-registration is required the day of the event for the putting contest, with $2,500 on the line! There will also be a raffle for an iPad 2, compliments of E&M Raymond James. 

            Individual hole prizes will be awarded, along with numerous door prizes. Mixed and open divisions are available for the scramble competition. Minimum handicap is 45 for the open division (only one player 8 or less) and 50 for the mixed division (only one player 8 or less and mixed division teams must have at least one woman golfer). 

            The number of teams is limited to 36. Deadline to register is July 15. To register, or for additional information, phone 419.483.4040 (Bellevue); 419.547.0074 (Clyde); or 419.639.2065 (Fremont, Old Fort, Green Springs and Republic). Dial or ask for Kate Herring at Ext. 431

Click here to download the registration form

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is asking assistance from residents on a project concerning the future healthcare needs of the Bellevue/Clyde area.
           “We will be conducting a ‘Medical Staff Development Plan’ to help us better understand the health care needs of the people within our service area,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH. “We value the opinion of our community residents and will use this information to determine how to best meet the area’s future healthcare needs.”

           Added Winthrop, “The survey will be sent to hundreds of local and area people and will be completely confidential. We do not know who will receive a survey as it is a random sampling, and we will not know who returns the surveys as they will be returned to AmeriMed Consulting in Texas.” He noted that physicians will also be interviewed and surveyed as part of the overall process.

           The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and completed surveys should be returned in the postage-paid envelope no later than June 24, 2011.

           AmeriMed Consulting will tabulate all sources of information and present the final results to TBH’s staff later this summer.

           “I thank residents for their assistance in completing and returning the survey. I am confident their input will help us improve and better prepare for the healthcare needs of our community,” added Winthrop.

           Questions can be directed to TBH’s Administrative Office at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4200.

Employees of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) recently donated $400 each to the Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry and the Bellevue Fish & Loaves Food Pantry.
Each October, TBH employees raise money for the Bellevue United Selective Fund Drive. TBH Departments that achieve 100% participation are then invited to a pizza and dessert fest as a reward for their hard work. This year, TBH employees volunteered to give up the pizza and dessert fest, taking the money that was saved and donating it to the Clyde and Bellevue food pantries. The 100% teams included the following departments: Patient Access, Patient Financial Services, Pharmacy, Surgery, Pre-Admission Testing, Sterile Processing, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Finance, Health Info and Technology, Health Information Management, Home Health, Rehab Services, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Heath, and the Clyde Clinic.
 
 
TBH BUSF team captains Val Magyar, Mary Lou Mittower and Deb Phenicie present the Bellevue Fish and Loaves Food Pantry check to Tom Kutz.


Accepting the check on behalf of the Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry are Charles Meyer and Sgt. Dennis Hall. Making the presentation are Peg Natole, team captain; Becky Rohrbach, representing the Occupational Health Department, and team captain Fay Wade.

THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S ANNUAL CANCER REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
           The Bellevue Hospital’s Annual Cancer Report for 2010 is now available to the public. 

            The report contains an introduction by James Fanning, M.D., Cancer Committee Chairman; information on the types of cancers diagnosed at The Bellevue Hospital in 2010; a listing of The Bellevue Hospital Cancer Committee members for 2010; and results of an in-depth study on bladder cancer.
 
            Click here to view the report.
 

            To obtain a hard copy of the report, phone 419.483.4040, Extension 4899, or write to The Bellevue Hospital, Marketing Department, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue, OH 44811, and request a copy of the Cancer Report for 2010.

Employees and volunteers at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) enjoyed a National Hospital Week Picnic Wednesday served by members of TBH’s administrative team.
All shifts enjoyed picnic food of BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, and
all the side dishes and trimmings, including desserts.
Janet Runner, Vice President of Patient
Care Services; Tim Buit, Executive Vice
President and CFO; and Michael K. Winthrop,
President and CEO, grill up the burgers and
dogs for the lunchtime crowd.
TBH Volunteers Kathy Vickery and Geri Ware,
left, are served their picnic lunch by Deb Ganci,
Vice President of Human Resources, and
Andreae Gehring, Executive Administrative
Assistant.

REED IS FINALIST FOR OHA AWARD

Chad Reed, R.N., center, is The Bellevue
Hospital’s (TBH) nominee for the Ohio
Hospital Association Health Care Worker
of the Year. Chad and his wife, Robin,
were honored on Tuesday at TBH during
 National Hospital Week. Making the
presentation are, left to right,
Patty Semer, Vice President of
Administrative Services;
Deb Ganci, Vice President of
Human Resources; Janet Runner,
Vice President of Patient Care Services;
Chad and Robin; Michael K. Winthrop,
President and CEO; and
Tim Buit, Executive
Vice President and CFO.

 

Chad Reed, RN, with The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Intensive Care Department (ICU), is one of 76 finalists from around the State of Ohio for the Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award. The winner and all nominees will be honored June 14 at a banquet in Columbus.

            “Chad Reed exhibits the best of TBH – competency, compassion and caring - and is always willing to do whatever it takes to provide outstanding patient care,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH. “His ever-present smile and friendly demeanor are part of his everyday uniform!”

            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 who gives back to the community, routinely goes beyond the call of duty and has overcome odds to succeed. The award is presented at the OHA Recognition Dinner at the OHA annual meeting.

            “I would like to thank my coworkers and my supportive wife, Robin, and I appreciate working in the ‘family atmosphere’ that we create here as members of The Bellevue Hospital team,” said Chad. “I am honored to receive such a nice award in the midst of working with other very well-deserving co-workers. This is a great honor for me.”

            The nomination of Reed for the award reads in part: “If you are a patient in the ICU, you and your family will want Chad Reed or a nurse just like him. He will give you his best and that’s the best there is. The one word that describes Chad is ‘Humanity.’ He encompasses the positive qualities of a human being and demonstrates kindness and compassion for others, with great humility. He is equally comfortable caring for patients of any age, from pediatric to geriatric. He will be your advocate and your trusted confidant. He will laugh with you and cry with you; he will hold your head when you’re sick and he will hold your hand when you leave this world. He’s your ICU nurse and he is totally dedicated to your care.

            “Chad is always willing to help, and he has a high level of motivation and eagerness to learn. His strengths are his ability to interact and communicate with patients and family. He takes pride in his work and a neat/clean environment. His coworkers applaud his ability to assist with everything from explaining a disease process, starting cars, and willingly float to other departments.”

            “Chad shows he cares by talking in terms the patient understands; by answering questions, no matter how difficult or how small; by smiling and sharing a laugh or a tear; by being the person you know will always do their best and will know the right thing to do; by calling a doctor or another hospital when you should be transferred; or by being a resource and a teacher, a friend, a brother, and a son.”

            Finalized Winthrop, “Chad is most deserving of being recognized by TBH as our nomination for this award. One of the selection criteria is ‘for an individual who routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty.’ That is a perfect description of Chad Reed, R.N.”

            Chad and his wife, Robin, reside in Bellevue with their daughter, Skyler.


Congressman Latta visits TBH
United States 5th District Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) took time to visit and tour The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) on April 21 after being the keynote speaker and guest at a noon luncheon hosted by the Bellevue Development Corporation. TBH President and CEO Michael K. Winthrop, and Janet Runner, Vice President of Patient Care Services, escorted Congressman Latta during his tour.
Congressman Latta introduces himself to JoEllen Street, RN, and Tina Smith, LPN during a visit to the Emergency Department. Congressman Latta and Janet Runner, during a stop in the Surgery Department, chat with Pam Frost, department secretary, Ashley Myers, RN, and Jill Liskai, RN.

Wal-Mart donation to TBH
Michael K. Winthrop, left, president and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH), accepts a donation of dozens of new stuffed animals from the Fremont Wal-Mart Store and Manager Rob Hershey. The stuffed animals will be used in TBH departments such as the Emergency Room, Medical/Surgical Floor, and Intensive Care Unit to bring comfort and joy to sick and injured children. In addition to TBH, Wal-Mart helps out other area hospitals with donations of new toys for children.

TBH's Mammography program receives re-accreditation
The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) mammography program recently received a three-year re-accreditation. TBH’s mammography technologists include, left to right, Courtney Bollinger, RT; Cara Vickery, RT(R)(M)(CV) RDMS, Bev Lepley, RT(R)(M), and Cynthia Allen, RT(R)(M).

The Bellevue Hospital’s mammography program has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

            The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of it practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their finding to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

            “We are very pleased with the results of the inspection,” Patty Semer, vice president of ancillary services, said. “We believe that our rating and re-accreditation reflects the high quality and professionalism of our mammography staff and services.”

            The ACR is a national organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

            The Bellevue Hospital’s mammography department is also accredited through the FDA and the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

            For additional information on the Women’s Imaging Center at The Bellevue Hospital, call 419.483.4040, Ext. 4234.


FIRST GRADERS LEARN ABOUT SAFETY AT THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
Darlene George, CRTT, with The Bellevue Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department, talks about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use with Clyde elementary school first graders.
Clyde elementary school first graders listen attentively as an EMT with North Central EMS discusses lifesaving equipment and the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency phone number.

             First graders from Clyde-Green Springs Schools and Clyde St. Mary’s School recently toured The Bellevue Hospital and learned about safety during presentations in some of the hospital departments.

           Sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital’s Retention and Recruitment Committee, the Safety Tour hosted over 200 first graders from Clyde Elementary, Green Springs, and St. Mary’s schools.

           “This is an annual event for first graders from Bellevue and Clyde Schools,” commented Darlene Stewart, chair of the committee. “We attempt to increase their awareness of safety and how they can stay healthy.”

           “An added benefit is to see the hospital as a health resource in the community and not a scary place,” continued Stewart. “Hopefully, some of these children will have such a positive experience that they may choose a healthcare career and see that there are many choices of jobs within a hospital setting, not just doctors and nurses.”

           At each stop in one of the hospital departments, the children learned about safety and received a treat for their goodie bag.

           The children began by walking through a North Central EMS ambulance to learn about lifesaving equipment and the 9-1-1 emergency phone number. In the Lab, the students learned how cuts and scrapes might become infected. Students received stickers following that presentation. In the Cardiopulmonary Department, the students learned about how smoking is bad for you before receiving notepads for their goodie bags. In the Emergency Department, the topic was bicycle and street safety. Students received a pencil following the presentation. From there, the tour stopped in the Radiology Department, where the students learned how bones get broken sometimes during bicycle accidents. Stickers were given away for the goodie bags.

           Next stop was the Surgery Department, where students learned what happens during a surgery. The kids each received a surgical mask and hat. Next up was Pharmacy where the kids learned that medicine is not candy. Crayons were handed out after the talk. In the Physical Therapy Department, students learned how to “Get Up Off That Couch & Exercise.” Each student received a coloring book. The final stop was for a talk from the Medical/Surgical Department staff, where students learned about sneezing, coughing, blowing their nose, and proper hand washing techniques. Each student received a bottle of hand sanitizer and a pack of Kleenex. The Dietary Department concluded the event with a talk about the values of healthy foods for kids. Each student then received a healthy snack.


The Family of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) thanked and honored members of the hospital’s active, courtesy, affiliate and honorary medical staff on March 30, which is National Doctor’s Day across the United States.
The first Doctor’s Day was observed on March 30, 1933 in Georgia to mark the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The first National Doctor’s Day was observed in 1991. Kate Herring, left, director of TBH’s Foundation, and Michael K. Winthrop, right, President and CEO of TBH, presented beverage mugs and goodie bags, cookies, and flowers to each of the doctors, including, from left to right, David West, M.D. (radiologist), Donald Smith, M.D. (urologist), Gregory Karasik, M.D. (OB/GYN), and Charles Valone Jr., D.O. (Internal Medicine).

Members of the Four-County Service Unit of Girls Scouts recently made a “special delivery” at The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center.
In honor of National Girl Scout week, the Scouts brought in a goodie basket to the first girl born at TBH during Girl Scout Week. The lucky baby was Rachel Lynn Becks, daughter of Michael and Jackie Becks of Bellevue. Rachel was born March 15 and is being held by her mother Jackie as Scouts Riley Mohr and Kaity Fought (front row) and Arika Wadsworth and Hannah Halsey (back row) make the presentation. For additional information on the local Girl Scout program, phone 419.483.4948.

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, Megan Price, Lauren
Maynard, Madison Gilbert, Claire Wilson, Kurstin Bischoff, Delanie Oglesbee, Cassidy Ratliff, Shelby Gibbs. Middle row, Joshlyn Criswell, Brianna Goodwin, Alyssa Meyer, Madi Cook, Carianne Smith, Marissa McClenathan, Madyson Brugnone. Back row,
Katelyn Criswell, Alicia McGinnis, Hailey Holmes, Emily Becks, LeAnn Erf, Noel Ann Stewart, Tessie Lepley, and Alli Scott.
A total of 22 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, Feb. 21 in the hospital’s Conference Center. 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 Megan Price, Lauren Maynard, Madison Gilbert, Claire Wilson, Kurstin Bischoff, Delanie Oglesbee, Cassidy Ratliff, Shelby Gibbs, Joshlyn Criswell, Brianna Goodwin, Alyssa Meyer, Madi Cook, Carianne Smith, Marissa McClenathan, Madyson Brugnone, Katelyn Criswell, Alicia McGinnis, Hailey Holmes, Emily Becks, LeAnn Erf, Noel Ann Stewart, Tessie Lepley, and Alli Scott.

The next Babysitting Basics course at The Bellevue Hospital is scheduled for Monday, June 13, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Conference Center, Building B, at the former hospital facility located at 815 Northwest Street. 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.

TBH FOUNDATION RAFFLE WINNERS DRAWN !!

Winners Selected in "Is Your Heart Set on a Vette?" Raffle
The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF) made Valentine’s Day a memorable experience for Zsolt Vicsacsan of Phoenix, AZ, as his name was drawn as the grand prize winner in the “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” raffle.
            As the grand prize winner, Vicsacsan will have his choice of a brand new 2011 Corvette Convertible 1LT or $50,000 in cash.
            Four runner-up winners each received cash prizes, including Ryan Winthrop of Chicago, IL, $2,000; Tom Beckman, Bellevue, OH, $1,500; Steve Conrad, Gibsonburg, OH, $1,000; and Joe Therrien, Westerville, OH, $500.
            “We wish to congratulate Zsolt and the other four winners,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH). “We kicked-off this raffle in June of 2010 and our goal was to sell at least 1,200 tickets at $100 each, a goal that we accomplished with sales of 1,270 tickets.
            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 36 U.S. states, including Alaska and Hawaii, 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 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.
            “Also, several business in Bellevue and Clyde allowed us to display placemats and table tents advertising our raffle,” added Herring. “My special thanks to Our Town’s Brewin’, Gary’s Diner, Legends, and Fontana’s Italian Eatery in Clyde, and East of Chicago Pizza, Parkertown II, Twin Lakes Golf Course, Track’s End Restaurant, and The Sports Hut in Bellevue.”

Spectators at Monday’s “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette raffle look over a map showing where all of the 1,270 tickets for the raffle were sold. Tickets were sold to people in 36 states including Alaska and Hawaii. Top prize was a 2011 Corvette Convertible 1LT or $50,000 cash.




The Bellevue Hospital now Offers Digital Mammography
Cynthia Allen, Cara Vickery, and Bev Lepley,
mammogram technologists at The Bellevue
Hospital, stand next to the new Hologic digital
mammogram equipment at the local facility.
The three, along with tech Courtney Bollinger
(not pictured), have a combined 65 years of
mammography imaging experience.
Women who undergo routine mammograms at The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Women's Imaging Center now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. The state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ digital mammography together with the breast cushion, MammoPad®, from Hologic™, offers comfort, warmth and the latest in mammogram technology. 
            Although the machine itself will look the same to patients, it is the technology inside the machine that defines the new service. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern.
 
            “Patients with very dense breasts will especially benefit from digital mammography,” said David West, M.D., board certified radiologist at TBH. “And, we have a radiologist on-site to read the results and to discuss those results with the patient. In this way, the patient gets much more personal service.”
           Continued Dr. West, “The main benefit for our patients with this new technology, is they can come here for their screening mammogram, and, if needed, use the Women’s Imaging Center’s other services, including diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound procedures, and computer-guided stereotactic breast biopsy procedures all in the same location, making us their full-service Imaging Center stop.”
           Dr. West added, should the need arise after a diagnostic mammogram has been completed, breast biopsies can be performed within a matter of a couple of days – meaning less time waiting for the patient.
            In addition to offering superior mammography technology, TBH offers a softer, warmer mammogram by using the MammoPad breast cushion for every patient. MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort, associated with mammograms, for most women. This recyclable breast cushion is “invisible” to X-rays and does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.
            By offering women a softer mammogram, the hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center certified mammogram technologists hope to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screening mammograms. The four technologists – Cynthia Allen, Bev Lepley, Cara Vickery, and Courtney Bollinger, with a combined 65 years of mammography service experience – wish to remind patients that the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org <http://www.cancer.org> ) recommends that women ages 40 and older have a screening mammogram every year, because breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their lifetime, and because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Numerous studies prove that early detection is a vital component in the successful treatment of breast cancer. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%.
           Mammograms play a part in early detection of breast cancer because they can detect changes in the breast that may be early signs of cancer, but are too small or subtle to be felt.
           For additional information on the new digital mammogram technology available at TBH, contact Marc Schoen, Diagnostic Imaging Leader, at 491.483.4040, Ext. 4293. To schedule a digital mammogram appointment, contact TBH’s Centralized Scheduling Department at Ext. 3067.

SUPER BOWL CHALLENGE UNDERWAY
Anita Dagg, left, leader of The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Lab, and Kate Herring, Director of TBH’s Foundation, display one of the gift baskets being raffled off in TBH’s second annual Super Bowl Challenge! The Lab staff won last year’s challenge and with their proceeds, purchased anti-fatigue floor matting and a new blood draw chair for patients (shown in the photo).
It’s “first and goal to go” when you visit your doctor’s office, health care, or counseling center during the month of January. And if the staff “passes” you and asks if you want to purchase a “football,” say yes and “score a touchdown” for charity.
            That’s because the second annual “Super Bowl Challenge” is officially underway.
            Led by “team captain” The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Foundation, the brand new event is now underway throughout the city and neighboring physician offices.
            “The Bellevue Hospital Foundation recently created a new committee, the Medical/Professional Committee, to focus on giving, especially from our medically-related businesses, healthcare providers, and grateful patients,” said Kate Herring, TBH Foundation director.  “During the NFL football playoffs beginning January 8 and ending the week of the Super Bowl on February 4, we are asking that you join our team and help raise funds for TBH’s Family Birthing Center Shaken Baby Syndrome Education, or the Women’s Mammography Fund.”
            According to Herring, there are two ways community members can help: Purchase cutout paper footballs for $1 each at your doctor’s or healthcare providers office, and/or purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Wii game package, a Cleveland Cavaliers game package, a $75 Toys R Us gift card, or an oil change donated by Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Footballs and tickets can be purchased through Feb. 3, with drawings conducted on Feb. 4.
            As of Jan. 11, the following healthcare offices were taking part in the Super Bowl Challenge: The Willows at Bellevue; Arbors at Clyde; Dr. Daniel Herring’s Office in Clyde; the Specialty Care Clinic at TBH: Bellevue Massotherapy; and all five locations of Advance Neurologic Associates (Drs. Bauer, Benedict, Danner and Leslie).
            “The location raising the most money will not only get to decide which charity will receive the money raised, they will also be treated to some nice goodies for winning,” noted Herring, “as well as having bragging rights for the next year, commemorative pins, and the traveling ‘Winthrop Trophy!’”
            While this contest is taking place out in the community, inside The Bellevue Hospital, various department staff members are also battling in the Super Bowl Challenge.
            “The Employees of TBH have put together themed baskets that will be raffled off. Anyone can purchase a ticket to try and win one of the baskets,” noted Herring. “Basket tickets are 10 tickets for $5. All tickets may be purchased in TBH’s Gift Shop during regular business hours,” added Herring.
            Once you purchase your basket tickets, just drop them into the container of the basket you are trying to win. One winner will be chosen from each basket’s tickets. In addition, the container with the most tickets will win that department the goodies, pins, and traveling trophy, and will allow them to designate where the proceeds will be donated.
            The baskets will be displayed in the hospital Atrium during normal business hours until Feb. 3. Last year’s winning department was the Lab, and with their proceeds, they purchased anti-fatigue floor matting and a blood draw chair to use for patients.
            Added Herring, “We wanted something fun and competitive for the staff and our medical professionals in the community to participate in during the winter months.  We hope to make this an annual community event during the month before the Super Bowl.”
            Herring noted that any other medical office staffs wanting to get involved can still do so by contacting her at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.

THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
 The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) newsletter, Health-E-News, was recently sent to homes within the four-county area of the local facility.
            The newsletter contains articles about TBH’s Patient Experience Awards, Bellevue native Dr. Steve Zieber, cold and flu symptoms and help, upgrades to the hospital’s MRI, ultrasound, and mammogram equipment, including the addition of digital mammogram services, and more.

            Those who did not receive a copy and wish to do so can phone 419.483.4040, Extension 4899, or write to The Bellevue Hospital, Marketing Department, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue, OH 44811, and request a copy of Health-E-News. The E-News can also be read on the hospital’s website at www.bellevuehospital.com.

Skype broadcast allows soldier to be part of his baby’s birth
Yvetta Palomo holds newborn
Gabriella Marie Palomo, while
Yvette’s sister, Heather Butler,
holds a computer with a Skype
internet hookup, allowing
Michael Palomo to join in on the
birth from Iraq.
With family members looking on
 through the glass of the Family
 Birthing Center nursery, Heather
Butler holds a computer so that
her brother-in-law, Michael Palomo,
 can gaze upon his newborn daughter,
Gabriella Marie. Michael was on a
Skype internet hookup from Iraq.
Yvette Palomo holds newborn Gabriella
Marie as Michael Palomo looks on –
via a Skype computer hookup –
from Iraq.
The miracle of electronic technology and the miracle of childbirth at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) on Jan. 3 combined to honor one of our heroes serving in Iraq, over 6,200 miles away, allowing him to be a special part of the birth of his second child.

           First Lt. Michael Palomo, 45, of Fremont, OH, who is stationed with the 256th Combat Support Hospital Army Reserve Unit in Iraq, was facing the prospect of missing the birth of his second child on Monday. But with the aid of technology, an understanding physician – Corey Fazio, D.O. - and a caring staff at TBH, Michael was able to be right there in the delivery room via a Skype connection on the computer.

           Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls over the internet. Calls to other Skype users are free.

           Michael’s wife, Yvette, 39, gave birth to a healthy baby girl – Gabriella Marie - at 8:08 a.m. Monday (4:08 p.m. in Iraq). The baby was 19 ½ inches in length and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. She had a chance to meet her father for the first time through the computer hook-up.

           Maternal grandparents are Jan and Dick Houk of Tiffin, while maternal great-grandmother of the baby is Betty Houk, also of Tiffin.

           “We were pleased to be able to reunite a husband, wife and child that many miles away,” said TBH President and CEO Michael K. Winthrop. “When this situation was brought to the attention of our staff, they found a way to make this happen despite the fact that husband and wife were continents away from each other.”

           Continued Winthrop, “It was a small way we could honor our military heroes for all they do, and the fact that he and his wife are both nurses. Our healthcare heroes – saving lives is a part of their everyday jobs.  This was just the right thing to do.”

           Both mom and dad are in the medical field. Yvette is an emergency room nurse at Memorial Hospital in Fremont, while Michael is a full-time RN at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. Dr. Fazio delivered their new bundle of joy at TBH’s Family Birthing Center. The Palomos also have an 18-month-old daughter, Isabella Marie. During Isabella’s delivery, complication forced doctors in Toledo put Yvette under anesthesia and she did not get to see her newborn for about 10 hours. This time around, Yvette wanted mom, dad and new baby to be able to see each other right away.

  
         “An absolutely great experience” is how Michael described his feeling through the Skype broadcast. “To be able to see everything was just amazing. I was so anxious to see whether we were going to have a boy or girl and to make sure the baby was healthy,” recounted Michael as he got set to report for a 12-hour shift in the base hospital. “To be able to sit here in my room, with this technology, and to be able to see Gabriella and hear her cry – it was just so special.”

           Michael noted that there are three other soldiers in his unit awaiting the birth of a child. “This will give us all definitely something to talk about,” beamed the proud father from over 6,000 miles away. “Tell everyone there at TBH thanks for me – thanks for making this happen and for letting me be a part of the experience.”

           “Michael has been with the Army Reserves in Twinsburg for two years, but this is his first deployment,” noted Yvette. “He left for a 400-day tour of duty on Nov. 6, reporting to Washington for pre-deployment. His unit then deployed to Iraq on Dec. 6. He knew about the deployment back in August so he was well aware that he would miss the birth. This was a way to make him as much a part of the process as possible.”

           Continued Yvette, “During the summer, we started talking about ways that Isabella could remember her daddy while he was away. So Michael came up with the Skype idea. He went out and bought me a laptop and we tried it out and it worked. We then started thinking, maybe this could work when it came time to give birth. He was not sure how the whole internet thing was going to work once he got to Iraq, but it turned out to be okay on his end. We then tried to Skype each other on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and it worked just fine. We also set up a Skype hookup during my ultrasounds and the baby would just kick like crazy everytime she heard daddy’s voice!”

           From there, Yvette asked Dr. Fazio about the prospect of setting up a Skype connection in the delivery room. “He told me, ‘Maybe we can do that,’ “ noted Yvette, who said that Dr. Fazio and Michael have known each for many years. “Then, the staff at TBH took over and they were wonderful in putting this whole project together.”

           Finalized Yvette, “I know Michael really wanted to be here for the delivery, but he was also very excited about getting a chance to serve his country overseas. He has 18 years experience as a paramedic and he does not feel that young kids – who might not have as much experience – could be over there helping other soldiers like he can. He has always wanted to serve his country and I am very proud of him. That is something I could never do. Thank goodness for soldiers like Michael who do that for us.”

           Thank goodness for everyday miracles to honor our military heroes.


Baby New Year Arrives at The Bellevue Hospital
Parents Derrick Miller and Alicia Beverly, along with
The Bellevue Hospital’s first baby of 2011 –
 Aubree Lorae Miller – accept gifts and congratulations
 from Janet Runner, Vice President of Patient Care
Services, and Sue Felder, R.N., representing the
hospital’s Family Birthing Center staff.


She may have actually been due on January 12, but Aubree Lorae Miller of Willard was bound and determined to be the first baby born at The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center (FBC) in 2011!

The daughter of Alicia Beverly and Derrick Miller of Willard, Aubree made her grand entrance at 11:43 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011. Delivering the new bundle of joy was Corey Fazio, D.O., a member of TBH’s active medical staff and on staff of Great Lakes Physicians.

            The first child for Alicia and Derrick, Aubree weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches in length.

            “I started with contractions Friday morning (Dec. 31),” noted Alicia. “But even then, I did not think she would be here so early. I finally came in to the hospital at around 1:30 p.m. that day because I just kept having contractions and she was born the next morning.” Alicia noted that when she arrived, there was one other mother in the unit. “The nurses were kidding with us that ‘the race was on’ so see who would have the first baby, but they ended up sending the other mother home, so it was just us.”

Maternal grandparents are Lynn and James Beverly of Willard. Paternal grandparents are Brian Miller of Willard and Tonya Schaub of Texas. Maternal great-grandparents are Dottie and Lon Beverly of Plymouth and Arizona Montgomery of Willard. Paternal great-grandparents are Patricia Miller of Willard and Marty Schaub of Toledo.

In recognition of being the first baby born at The Bellevue Hospital in 2011, Aubree will receive a $200 savings bond from the hospital, free fitness classes for mom from TBH and instructor Mandi King, free yoga classes for mom compliments of TBH and instructor Karen Branco, and several gifts from the hospital Gift Shop.

Aubree also receives various gifts from local merchants, including Downtown Florist, Hogue’s IGA, Bassett’s Market, CVS, ACE Hardware, Dendinger’s, First National Bank, Woodard Photographic, The Bellevue Gazette, Churchill’s Gifts at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Tranzitionz Salon & Spa, and the Bellevue Fire Department.

Santa’s Helpers
 
Findlay residents Bill and Dorothy Baker (left and center), along with their father-in-law/father, Earl Daniel (right), continued their five-year tradition by donating new stuffed Teddy bears to several area hospitals, including The Bellevue Hospital (TBH). The new toys were delivered by these “Santa’s Helpers” on Dec. 9. The cuddly toys will be used to calm the nerves of young sick and injured patients at TBH. The first child to receive one of the bears was 19-month-old Hendrix Hopson, the son of April Moran of Bellevue.

Donors to The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Foundation were recently honored, when the Foundation’s Annual Support Committee unveiled a new Wellness Trail and Donor Recognition plaque in the main hallway at the 1400 W. Main St. facility.
 Diane Streeter, left, and Ron and Ruth Miller search for names on the new Wellness Trail & Donor Recognition Board at The Bellevue Hospital. Michael K. Winthrop, left, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, helps Dr. Daniel Herring place his recognition leaf on the Foundation Tree in the hospital’s Atrium. At right is Kate Herring, Director of The Bellevue Hospital Foundation. Deanna Vogel, a physical therapist with The Bellevue Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department, demonstrates the hospital’s new Trazer Balance System to her son, Joe.

            In addition, 13 other groups and/or individuals were honored with recognition leaves and rocks on the hospital’s Recognition Tree, located in the Atrium. The event was held on Sunday, Nov. 21. The plaque was installed in the south hallway near the Main Entrance at TBH.

            “This project has been in the works for the past two years,” commented Kate Herring, Foundation Director. “The Foundation’s Special Projects Committee came up with the idea of the Wellness Trail back in August of 2005. The trail was dedicated in 2007, and for the past two years, we have been working on a plaque to honor all those who donated for the construction of the trail, and for those who continue to give for the maintenance and care of the trail.”

            Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH, welcomed those in attendance during the ceremony, then honored those individuals who donated through memorials or estate contributions. Herring thanked everyone for attending, and Gary Steinle, representing the Foundation Board, talked about current Foundation projects, landscaping for the trail, and the Foundation’s 2010 Corvette Convertible raffle ticket sales, culminating in a drawing to be held on Feb. 14, 2011.

            After the brief ceremony, participants had the opportunity to tour various departments, including Rehabilitation Services, where a demonstration of the Trazer Balance System was demonstrated. The Trazer was purchased with grant and donated monies through the Foundation. Other departments on the tour included Diagnostic Imaging for the new Open-Bore MRI and Women’s Imaging Center, and the Sleep Disorders Center.

            Those honored with leaves, stones or benches for the Recognition Tree were:

            Bronze leaves, $1,000-4,999: Gordon & Kathleen Gibbs, Ae Rim Kim, Elbert Lawrence, M.D., Harry & Mary Scagnetti, Bo H. Yoo, M.D., & Vincenta C. Gaspar Yoo, M.D., Ron & Ruth Miller, Dr. Daniel A. Herring, and Mark & Cathy Pifer.

            Silver leaves, $5,000-9,999: Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.

            Gold leaves, $10,000-49,999: Marv & Brenda Rettig, and the National Emergency Medicine Association.

            Stones, $50,000 and above: Bellevue United Selective Fund, and the Robert Regula Estate.

            Bench: In memory of Ted Patten by family and friends, and in memory of Michael Socha by Virginia Socha.

            “Donations to the Foundation are cumulative,” added Herring, “So those who donate yearly, once their giving reaches a certain level, they will receive a leaf on the tree. Representatives from the Foundation and Foundation Committees are available to discuss memorial gifts and estate planning to benefit the Foundation and/or Wellness Trail,” added Herring. “Donations we receive today will help us continue to landscape and maintain the trail and Karen L. Hirt Meditation Gardens.”

            Members of the Foundation Annual Support Committee include Cathy Pifer, Diane Sabo, Gail Foos, Sharon Reeves, Sandy Didion, Janet Scagnetti, Marte Ball, and Brian Foos. “I also want to thank The Bellevue Hospital Staff, the Sleep Disorders Center staff, Rehab Services Department, Diagnostic Imaging staff, Cardiopulmonary Staff, and the Health Information Technology & Telecommunications staff.”

            Anyone needing additional information on the Foundation, charitable giving, or the Foundation’s Corvette Raffle, and contact Kate Herring at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.

The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF) is reminding all those Santa’s helpers out there that a 2011 1LT Corvette Convertible makes a great stocking stuffer!
Kate Herring, Director of The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, and Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, stuff a giant stocking with a brand new 2011 1LT Corvette Convertible! Well, a picture of one at least! The vehicle, or $50,000 in cash, will be raffled off on Feb. 14, 2011. Only 1,500 raffle tickets are available for the event.
            Well, raffle tickets for a new Corvette, that is!

            Time is running out, but tickets still remain for TBHF’s first-ever car raffle In cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde, TBHF is raffling off a 2011 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 in cash. The drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.

            “The Foundation Board and TBH administrative team came up with the idea of a Corvette Raffle as a way to generate funds for the Foundation, money which will be used for, among other things, community programs such as scholarships for graduating seniors, equipment purchases for hospital departments, and to help provide medical services to those who may be underinsured or uninsured,” said Kate Herring, Foundation Director.

            Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for the drawing, at $100 each. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket, tickets are non-refundable, and winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, licenses and fees. A complete set of rules is available upon request from TBHF.

            The first ticket drawn in the raffle will be for the 2011 1LT Corvette Convertible or $50,000 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.

            Tickets are now available at The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde, on-line at www.bellevuehospital.com, or Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue. Checks should be made payable to The Bellevue Hospital Foundation.

            For additional information on the raffle, for a complete set of rules, or for ticket information, contact Kate Herring, TBH Foundation director, at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.

TBH AUXILIARY HAS ‘CASH FOR GOLD’ EVENT
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Auxiliary is hosting a “Cash for Gold and Silver” event in the hospital’s Atrium area on Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15, both days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
            Top dollar will be offered for gold and silver by The Gold Refinery, but participants are under no obligation to sell once an offer has been made.  In addition, precious stones can be removed for you to take home. Necklaces, bracelets, gold watches and coins, silver coins, dental gold, platinum and silver are accepted, even if broken.
 
            Proceeds support The Bellevue Hospital Auxiliary charitable functions.  For additional information, contact June Washburn, Gift Shop Manager at 419-483-4040, Ext. 4408.

NEWEST, MOST SOPHISTICATED MRI TESTING AVAILABLE AT TBH
From left to right, the MRI staff at The Bellevue Hospital – Bette Mapus, Teresa Hartley, Brian Decker, Radiologist Dr. Steven Zieber, and Diagnostic Imaging Leader Marc Schoen – show off TBH’s new Vantage Titan MRI unit. It is currently the largest open-bore MRI in the four-county area.
Teresa Hartley, with The Bellevue Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging staff, displays how much room there is in TBH’s new Vantage Titan MRI unit. It is currently the largest open-bore MRI unit in the four-county area.
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has acquired the latest and most sophisticated fixed (1.5 Tesla) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit available when it upgraded to a Vantage Titan ™ MRI unit from Toshiba. The new ultra-short, open-bore MRI is nearly 20 percent larger than TBH’s previous MRI.  The new MRI also features the largest available clinical field-of-view (FOV) of 55 x 55 x 50 centimeters allowing your doctor to see what he needs to see but still keep you comfortable while in the scanner.

            The hospital’s MRI unit is the largest open-bore MRI in the four-county area, according to Marc Schoen, TBH’s Diagnostic Imaging Leader. “This unit replaces both the previous fixed and mobile MRI units.  With the addition of this new Toshiba MRI, TBH now has the largest opening, and highest quality, of any MRI unit in the area, fixed or mobile,” added Schoen.

            MRIs use a combination of radio waves and a strong magnetic field to create computer reconstructed images of the body.

            “The Vantage Titan system offers the largest and widest bore available with a significant increase in signal to noise ratio which results in better images” said David West, M.D, a board certified Radiologist with TBH’s Diagnostic Imaging Department. “The large field of view is unique for this bore size and produces high-quality images without compromising overall image performance. In addition, the unit offers more room for patients and decreased noise creating a better experience for the patient.”

            Because of the wide opening, this new Vantage Titan unit is perfect for claustrophobic patients, especially since 70% of all procedures can be performed feet first, meaning the patient’s head can be kept outside the bore.

            “Overall, with the larger open-bore, we can offer imaging for patients up to 550 pounds and it is also a real benefit for patients who are claustrophobic,” added Dr. West.

            According to Dr. West, perhaps the most significant advancement with this MRI unit is Toshiba’s Jet technology. “Using sophisticated state of the art computer algorithms, Jet allows for improvement in image quality with motion compensation.  Often, small movements by patients during an MRI test are unavoidable. With our previous unit, if there was significant patient motion, the image was often non-diagnostic (useless).  Now, we can adjust not only for the unavoidable small movements, but often even for large movements. We worked hand-in hand with Toshiba during installation and setup and the end result is are images that are simply stunning.”

            Dr. West notes that JET technology especially benefits patients with uncontrolled motion such as in multiple sclerosis. Parkinson’s Disease, restless leg syndrome, and other patients who simply cannot lie still for extended periods of time.

            Continued Dr. West, “Our new MRI also allows us to perform non-contrast imaging. Before, patients were almost always injected with ‘contrast,’ a solution that allows us to ‘map’ and ‘see’ areas of the body that we could not see without the contrast.  While contrast is still sometimes necessary, often we can get better images without contrast on the new MRI than we could with contrast on the old MRI.  New studies are now possible that we simply could not do before.  We can now perform CSF flow studies (cerebral spinal fluid flow), a test we could not perform with our previous unit.”

            The new unit also has Toshiba’s patented Pianissimo technology, which dramatically reduces acoustic noise, the most significant cause of patient discomfort during an MRI exam, according to studies.

            
Other advantages to The Bellevue Hospital’s new MRI unit:
  • Table flexibility: Serves patients with a table that lowers to less than 17 inches off the floor, offering greater access for pediatric and geriatric patients.
  • Arm rests: Conveniently located on both sides of the table, improving patient comfort.
  • Quicker processing: SPEEDER parallel processing supports faster scanning techniques with high-quality images.
  • Atlas Integrated Coil Technology: Integrated coils increase the speed of the imaging process during multiple exam requests.
  • Non-contrast MRA exams: Vantage Titan offers a safer alternative for performing rapid, high resolution MRA’s (magnetic resonance angiograms) without using contrast agents. This helps to shorten exam time and increase patient comfort and safety. MRA’s provide pictures of blood vessels inside the body.
  • Open view exams: The design of the machine allows patients’ views to remain unobstructed during an exam, which significantly reduces the feeling of claustrophobia.
For additional information on TBH’s MRI options, contact Centralized Scheduling at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4326.

Purchase of digital mammogram equipment
Jill Colizoli, center, Vice President of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Auxiliary, presents a $10,000 check to Michael K. Winthrop, left, President and CEO of TBH, and Kate Herring, Director of TBH’s Foundation. The donation will be used toward the purchase of digital mammogram equipment at TBH. The new equipment is expected to be installed in early January in TBH’s Diagnostic Imaging Department. Donations toward the purchase of new equipment is tax-deductible through the Foundation. For additional information, contact Kate Herring at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.

 Two of the six new STAXI Medical Wheelchairs
From left to right, Bob Beck, a volunteer at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH), Kate Herring, director of TBH’s Foundation, Jill Colizoli, vice president of TBH’s Auxiliary, and TBH President and CEO Michael K. Winthrop display two of the six new STAXI Medical Wheelchairs purchased by the Auxiliary and donated to TBH. The $10,000 investment was made possible with funds generated in TBH’s Gift Shop. The donation allowed for the purchase of four regular-size wheelchairs (left) and two bariatric chairs (right), which can accommodate patients up to 1,000 pounds. The new chairs will be used for patient transport by TBH Volunteers and staff members.

AARP Safe Driving Course Cancelled
The Bellevue Hospital’s AARP Safe Driving Course, originally scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, has been cancelled.

The class will be rescheduled for Spring, 2011.

For additional information, contact the hospital’s Marketing Department. Phone 419.483.4040 in Bellevue; 419.547.0074 in Clyde; or 419.639.2065 in Fremont, Green Springs, or Republic. Dial or ask for Extension 4899.

5K Prostate Awareness Run/Walk A Success

The four overall 5K Prostate Awareness
Run champions are, left to right,
Sherry Volz (female Masters champ),
Kevin Ryan (male Masters champ),
Molly Schoen (overall female champ) and
Todd Schiller (overall male champ).

The first 5K Prostate Awareness Run/Walk was held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Aigler Recreation Complex in Bellevue, and was termed a complete success by organizers and participants. There were 148 registered runners and walkers, with 133 of them completing the 3.1 mile course.

           “The race went off without any problems,” noted Race Director Gregg Gerber, who is also a prostate cancer survivor. “Our committee had two goals in mind when starting this event. One, we wanted to provide a great race opportunity for participants. And two and most importantly, we wanted to provide information on prostate cancer and reinforce that early detection of this disease is the best prevention and the key to curing it.”

           Prior to the race, each runner was asked to wear a blue prostate awareness wrist band as a show of solidarity, and a moment of silence was observed for those who are battling prostate cancer and for those who have lost their battle to this disease. Click Here to learn more


The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is offering two more opportunities to receive seasonal flu shots.
Seasonal flu shots will be available in the hospital facility, 1400 W. Main St., on Monday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. until Noon, and again on Monday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Shots will be given in the East Conference Room both days.

Seasonal flu shots will be available to those ages 18-years and older. Cost of each shot is $25. The shots will be fully covered for those with Medicare Part B only. Those with Medicare Part B must present their Medicare Part B card prior to receiving their flu shot. No Medicaid or private insurance will be accepted to cover the cost of seasonal flu shots. Cash, check or Medicare Part B only.

The flu vaccine does not cause the flu and pregnant women should consult their doctor before receiving the seasonal flu shot. Also, anyone who is allergic to eggs should not receive the vaccine.

For additional information, phone the hospital at 419.483.4040. Dial or ask for Ext. 6610.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) recently honored women from Bellevue and surrounding communities who volunteer their time to create blankets and lap robes for both children and adults who are patients at TBH.

The women were honored with a breakfast for their many hours of volunteer work to benefit those in need. The group is always in need of supplies, and will accept donations of new yarn and new fabric. Those wishing to donate can do so by bringing their donation of new yarn or new fabric to TBH’s Gift Shop during normal business hours. For additional information, contact Cindy Wollenslegel at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4415. Pictured are, front row left to right, Sandy Nearhood, Eleanor Orndorff, Peg Boyer, Nelcy Elder, Nancy Mayak, and Wilma Mitchell. Back row, June Washburn, Judy Girand, Janet Mehling, Karen Hartman, Pat Oprie, Ruth Kennedy, Jean Haren, Judy Gill, Donna Meese, and JoAnn Wing.


Sleep Disorders Center has new address
Michelle Sutheland, left, and Eve Limbach,
employees with The Bellevue Hospital’s Sleep
Disorders Center, are shown with some of the
equipment they use to monitor sleep disorders
in patients. They are pictured in one of the
new and improved sleep disorders testing
rooms at their new location of 1265 W. Main St.,
Suite B, in Bellevue.

The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Sleep Disorders Center has a new location to serve patients who snore, have trouble staying awake during the day, have trouble getting to sleep, who never feel rested after sleeping a normal night’s rest, or have a loved one who experiences these conditions.

TBH’s Sleep Disorders Center is now located at 1265 W. Main St., Suite B, in Bellevue, next to the office of Dr. Doug Hoy and Buckeye Medical.

The Sleep Disorders Center provides a wide range of Diagnostic and Therapeutic sleep services for the adult and pediatric populations.  “We specialize in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Complex/Central Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Narcolepsy as well as many other sleep disorders,” said Michelle Sutherland, RRT, RPSGT, with the Sleep Disorders Center. “Patients can be referred directly from their family care physician.  Consultation and continued follow-up through our Sleep Disorders Clinic is available from Dr. Michael Leslie and our Registered Sleep Technologists and Registered Respiratory Therapists.”

According to a recent study conducted for the American Journal of Nursing, between 12 and 25 percent of the general population has some type of sleep disorder.  Many of these disorders go undiagnosed and untreated.

The Sleep Disorders Center staff also works to increase awareness and education of sleep related illnesses in the community.  "It is important to diagnosis sleep disorders because many, if not treated, will put you at risk for other health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke,” Sutherland added.

The services are covered by most insurance plans including Medicare. The Sleep Disorders Lab calls to verify all procedures for eligibility before providing services. A physician’s referral is required.

For additional information on The Bellevue Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Lab call 419.484.5494 or visit us on the web at www.bellevuehospital.com and choose Sleep Disorder News under Quick Links.


FITNESS SESSIONS UNDERWAY
Fitness instructor Mandi King, left,
puts Melissa Depinet and Tammy
Flicker  through the paces during a
recent exercise session at the
Bellevue Community Center
Shelter House.
Fitness instructor Mandi King and The Bellevue Hospital are teaming together to offer a variety of Fitness Classes at the Bellevue Recreation Center Shelter House, located at 110 Cherry Blvd. The Shelter House is located directly behind Mil’Lympic Swimming Pool.

“My goal is to expand these classes to include more variety for the participants, so they are challenged physically and realize more of a change in their fitness levels,” commented King. “All classes are open to the public – men, women and children.”

King is a certified health educator, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. She has been teaching fitness classes for the past eight years. The class lineup will include:

           AEROBICS: Regular aerobic classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

           SENIOR AEROBICS: Senior Friends for Fitness Classes, suited for those ages 55 and older, are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-9:45 a.m. These classes feature a warm-up period, low impact aerobics, stretching, and a cool-down period.

           KICKBOXING: A cardio kickboxing class featuring punches, kicks, strength training and cardio moves. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

           INTERVAL TRAINING:  Uses strength and resistance bands to increase strength and flexibility, and aerobic exercise to increase cardiovascular endurance and reduce body fat. The class is held on Saturdays from 8:15-9:45 a.m.

           Participants for any of these classes are encouraged to consult their family physician before joining any exercise program.

           Class fees are $3 per class or 12 classes for $30.

           For additional information on any of the fitness classes held at the Bellevue Community Center, contact Mandi King at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4625.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Foundation, 92.1 FM The Wolf, and Manbeck & Caputo Insurance & Investments of Bellevue, are teaming together to sponsor a Classic Car, Motorcycle & Truck Show on Saturday, Oct. 2. The event begins at 10 a.m. at The Bellevue Hospital, located at 1400 W. Main Street in Bellevue. Proceeds from the event will benefit TBH’s Family Birthing Center and their educational program about shaken baby syndrome.
Classic car, motorcycle and truck owners are invited to attend a day filled with nostalgic vehicles, food, prizes, and fun. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The vehicles will be on display in the south parking lot area.

            Also on Oct. 2, a Lifeflight helicopter will be on-site, and a 50-50 raffle will be held. Door prizes will be available, and dash plaques and $5 gas cards will be given to the first 50 registered vehicles. Best of Show and President’s Choice trophies will also be awarded. Also, TBH’s Gift Shop will be featuring a Christmas Sale.

            Pre-registration is $6 per classic vehicle (by Sept. 29). Day of event registration is $10 per vehicle.

            For more information or to register your vehicle, contact Kate Herring, TBH Foundation director, at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319, or register online at www.bellevuehospital.com
<http://www.bellevuehospital.com> .

DIABETES HEALTH FAIR SLATED
 TBH’s Diabetic Education Department will be hosting a Diabetes Health Fair in conjunction with the Classic Car, Motorcycle and Truck Show. The Diabetes Fair will be held inside the hospital in Conference Rooms A&B.

            Vendors scheduled to participate include Bellevue Medicine Shoppe, Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Edgepark Medical Supplies, American Diabetes Association, TBH Community Health Services, Solace Medical Supplies, TBH Wellness, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Bellevue Recreation Department, Novo-Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Envision Icare, Chris Pensiero, DPM, and Northwest Ohio Medical Equipment.

            Also, TBH Dietician Patti Keller, RD, LD, will be giving a live diabetes cooking demonstration.

            For information about the Diabetes Health Fair, contact Eileen Hay, RN, CDE, at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4303.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD
As part of the festivities on Oct. 2, The Bellevue Hospital Foundation is co-sponsoring a Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament, together with the Fremont Cornhole Association.

            Cost is $40 per team prior to Sept. 29 (early bird) and $50 per team after Sept. 29. All “early bird” teams will be eligible for a separate door prize drawing.

            Registration on Oct. 2 begins at 9 a.m., with the race to 21 tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m. Fifty percent of the entry fees will be returned to the winning teams as prize money.

            Call Kate Herring at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319 to register or for additional information.

BICYCLE CONTEST OFFERED
Also on Oct. 2, children are welcome to bring their Best Decorated Bicycle to TBH for judging and a chance to win prizes.

            For additional information, contact Kate Herring at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is offering seasonal flu shots on Monday, Sept. 27, Tuesday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 23 at the 1400 W. Main Street facility.
Seasonal flu shots will be available from 9 a.m. until Noon on Sept. 27; from 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 19; and from 8-10 a.m. on Oct. 23. All  three events will be held in Conference Rooms A&B.

Seasonal flu shots will be available to those ages 18-years and older. Cost of each shot is $25. The shots will be fully covered for those with Medicare Part B only. Those with Medicare Part B must present their Medicare Part B card prior to receiving their flu shot. No Medicaid or private insurance will be accepted to cover the cost of seasonal flu shots. Cash, check or Medicare Part B only.

The flu vaccine does not cause the flu and pregnant women should consult their doctor before receiving the seasonal flu shot. Also, anyone who is allergic to eggs should not receive the vaccine.

For additional information, phone the hospital at 419.483.4040. Dial or ask for Ext. 6610.

The Bellevue Hospital is sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:00 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Specialty Care Services Area of The Bellevue Hospital, 1400 West Main Street. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 419.483.4040, Extension 4326. Appointments can be made beginning Sept. 9.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) was recently awarded a grant from Ohio Hospital Association Insurance Solution, Inc. (OHAIS) to be used for Patient Safety and Risk Management.
The grant will be used for TBH’s in-house program entitled, "R & R: Reducing Risks of InPatient Falls." The project is based on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s National Patient Safety Goal to “reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls.”  TBH has designed “R& R: Reducing Risks of InPatient Falls” to reduce the risk factors that can contribute to inpatient falls.  This program is multi-tiered, and one focus will be on revising TBH’s Fall Risk Assessment Policy by looking at risk factors such as age and patient medications.  The hospital will also improve its fall prevention with restraint free equipment, and by using education and intervention. In addition, TBH staff will provide educational handouts to inpatients 65 and over, discussing their limitations while in the hospital in an effort to reduce their risk of falling.  Finally, the Physical Therapy Department will offer Balance Assessments for inpatients and outpatients.  All data collected from the assessments will be shared with the patient’s physician. Shown in the photo is the Cybex Trazer balance assessment device, purchased for TBH’s Rehabilitation Serivces Department using grant money. Showing off the new equipment are TBH staff members, Lindsay Allen, PTA, left; and Tim Buit, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Kate Herring, TBH Foundation Director; and Peg Natole, Rehabilitation Department Leader. For additional information about the balance assessment device, phone 419.483.4040, Ext. 4279.

THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL DIETARY DEPARTMENT OFFERS INFORMATION ON FOOD ALLERGIES

For those affected by food allergies, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be very stressful events, especially when ingesting even a small amount of food allergens can result in illness.

The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Dietary Department is helping to make sure those who dine in TBH’s Main Station Café have a pleasant experience and all the food allergen information they need.

Click here to learn more 


THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL HONORS VOLUNTEERS

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) and Hospital Auxiliary paid tribute to the many Volunteers and VolunTeens who donated countless hours at the local facility, with a Recognition Banquet held at the Bellevue Society for the Arts (BSA) facility.

            Michael K. Winthrop, TBH President and CEO, and Kate Herring, TBH Foundation Director welcomed and thanked the group for the many hours of dedicated service. All total, 11,279 hours were donated in 2009.

            The theme for the program was “The Roaring 20’s: Volunteers are the Bee’s Knees!” Tables were decorated with art deco vases topped with Victorian ferns, and included feather boas, photos, newspapers articles, and other memorabilia. The volunteers received purse hangers (women) and honey-based products (men). A total of 85 Volunteers and VolunTeens attended the event.

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‘LINK TO LIFE’ PROGRAM OFFERED THROUGH THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL

One of the most difficult things to do during a period of personal crisis is to think, speak and act clearly, especially if it’s a medical emergency.

            A new program being offered through The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) aims to help have medial information readily available to you and the medical personnel if they are called to your home during an emergency situation.

Click here to learn more


Once Again, The Bellevue Hospital in Top 5% Nationally for Patient Experience

For the third consecutive year The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has been recognized for its superior patient experience outcomes and has received the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. And this puts TBH in a very elite group. TBH is the only hospital from Ohio and one of only 48 hospitals nationally to be in the Top 5% three years in a row.
 
            “I am so pleased that the collective efforts of our Employees, Medical Staff, Volunteers and Board of Trustees, to provide a positive patient experience at The Bellevue Hospital, is recognized by the patients we are privileged to serve,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH. Click here to learn more


Teddy Bear Run

Several members of local and area Gold Wing Road Riders groups participated in a Teddy Bear Run to The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) on June 5. The motorcycle riders brought with them brand new stuffed animals and toys, and new children’s books. The toys and books will be used by various TBH departments to calm or comfort sick or injured children. Cyclists came from Wakeman, Marblehead, Mansfield, Huron, Marion, Norwalk, and Bellevue. Taking part in the ride were, front row, Teresa Yoakum. Second row left to right, Tony Monastra, Alice Schauss, Chuck Butcher, Faye Moseley, Karen Austin, Debbe Steinhilber, Steve Yoakum, and Jim Moseley.  Back row, George Austin, Tim Schauss, Mike Hudson, and Larry Steinhilber. Tony, Alice, Chuck, Karen, Steve, George, Tim, Teresa are all from the Bellevue Chapter K-2, Ohio Region D, of the Gold Wing Road Riders.


BABYSITTERS LEARN RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S RECENT CLASS

A total of 20 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 14 in the hospital’s Conference Center. 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. Click Here to Learn more


For the ninth consecutive year, recipients of scholarships given to children of The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) employees were announced during National Hospital Week, May 9-15, 2010.
 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. Click here to learn more.

The 30th Annual Bellevue Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, July 24, at Green Hills Golf Course in Clyde.  The shotgun start begins at 8 a.m.
            Participants will enjoy a full day of golf, food, fun and prizes and will have a chance to win various contests throughout the day. Of course, the true winners are the patients and community members who will benefit from the proceeds of this event.  Last year’s outing raised over $13,000 for the Auxiliary’s many projects.

            For those who do not golf and wish to help support the Auxiliary’s charitable efforts, opportunities are available to contribute through a hole sponsorship, underwriting of events or contests, and/or contributing door prizes. 

            The event includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a pig roast dinner, refreshment carts, lunch, 19th hole refreshments, unlimited practice range balls and a 20-percent discount at the pro shop. All this is included in the $100 individual entry fee. Additional dinner-only tickets are $18 each. 

            A pre-tournament competition will be held prior to the shotgun start of the scramble, including a putting contest and chipping contest. Individual hole prizes will be awarded, along with numerous door prizes. Mixed and open divisions are available for the scramble competition. Minimum handicap is 45 for the open division (only one player 8 or less) and 50 for the mixed division (only one player 8 or less and mixed division teams must have at least one woman golfer).

            The number of teams is limited and the deadline to register is July 6. To register, or for additional information, phone 419.483.4040 (Bellevue); 419.547.0074 (Clyde); or 419.639.2065 (Fremont, Old Fort, Green Springs and Republic). Dial or ask for Kate Herring at Ext. 4319
.

Healthy Living Challenge Wrap-up

 The “weight” was worth it. All 2,332 pounds of it.

 The inaugural Community Health Lifestyle Challenge was a healthy success, with 297 community members combining to lose over one ton of weight.


 “Total starting weight of the participants was 58,877 pounds, and total end weight was 56,545 which equals a total of 2,332 pounds lost,” said Mandi King, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at The Bellevue Hospital, who helped to organize the event.
Click Here to Learn More.


The office of Advanced Neurologic Associates in Bellevue took the top prize in the community office portion of the Super Bowl Challenge.

 Kate Herring (front, left), director of TBH’s Foundation, and Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH (front, right) presented the traveling trophy to: back row left to right, Becky Burroughs, Amanda Toft, Angela Mattox, Tina Clements, Theresa Dickman, Krista Bluhm. Second row, Melissa Friend, Barb Rohrbacher, Amy Thomas, Erica Chapin, Ashley Conner, Becky Sampsel, Kari Krupp. First row, Herring, Robbin Frantz, Cori Wright, Haley Peters, Lisa Barr, Karastin Rudolph, Benita Nichols, Cathy Chapman, Mary Vallance, Winthrop, Felicia Windnagel, CNP, Steven Benedict, MD.


The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Foundation’s first-ever Super Bowl Challenge was termed a rousing success after more than $5,100 was raised for charity.

“There were two separate contests, one involving the different hospital departments, and one involving the community healthcare businesses,” explained Kate Herring, director of TBH’s Foundation. “The hospital departments conducted a basket raffle, while the community healthcare offices sold paper footballs for donations as well as chances on Cleveland Cavaliers tickets and other drawings.”

In the basket raffle, over $3,300 was raised and 17 different baskets given away as prizes. The basket brining in the most tickets (950) was the Ohio State-themed basket submitted by TBH’s Lab staff.
            
In the healthcare office event, the offices of Advanced Neurologic Associates raised $725, good for first place.

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Eileen Hay, RN, CDE, with The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetic Education Departments, is one of 75 finalists from around the State of Ohio for the Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award.

Eileen Hay, RN, CDE, with The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetic Education Departments, is one of 75 finalists from around the State of Ohio for the Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award. The winner and all nominees will be honored in June at a banquet in Columbus.

            "I am honored to accept this award. My co-workers have always been supportive and this helps to make my job so fulfilling and gratifying. It is a privilege to represent TBH,” said Hay

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Foos and Foos Funeral Service of Bellevue is teaming together with The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) to offer transportation for TBH volunteers.

Under the new program, employees of Foos and Foos will provide transportation to TBH for volunteers who do not want to drive because of inclement weather, or for those who lack their own transportation. “Foos employees will pick the volunteer up at their home, drive them to TBH for their volunteer shift, then drive them from TBH back home,” noted June Washburn, TBH volunteer coordinator. “The volunteers can either call me at TBH to arrange for a ride, or call Foos directly at 419.483.5484. This service is exclusively for TBH volunteers only.” In the photo, Brian Foos and Gerry Foos (behind car) get set to offer transportation to TBH volunteer Chuck Abel (front, center), while Janet Runner, TBH Vice President of Patient Care Services (left) and June Washburn (right) assist. For additional information on how to become a volunteer at TBH, contact Washburn at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4408.


DRS. REVELAS, BUCKLAN HAVE NEW OFFICE LOCATION
Podiatrists James Revelas, DPM, and Melvyn Bucklan, DPM, have relocated their Foot and Ankle Clinic from their former office location at 1265 W. Main St. in Bellevue, to their new offices at 1400 W. Main St., Building 1, Suite E, directly north of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH), effective May 4, 2010.

            Drs. Revelas and Bucklan provide foot and ankle care for adults and children. Dr. Revelas is also on TBH’s courtesy staff and has surgical privileges at TBH.

            “This move allows us to better serve our patients in the Bellevue area,” commented the two podiatrists, who are currently accepting new patients. Office hours are by appointment.            

            For additional information about Dr. Revelas or Dr. Bucklan, phone the Foot and Ankle Clinic at 419-483-4800, or toll free at 800-605-3344.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Patient Access Department is making it more convenient for recurring patients to have outpatient services performed, with the implementation of the Recurring Patient Registration Program.
Those coming in for recurring outpatient visits to TBH’s Lab or Family Birthing Center (FBC) can sign up, according to Marianne Schoen, Director of Revenue Cycle & Quality Management.

            “The goal of this program is to make it more convenient for our patients,” explained Schoen. “If they are coming to the Lab or FBC, for the same test and for the same reason, then we can sign them up for recurring patient status. What that means is that they only have to register once per quarter with our Patient Access Department. Then, they simply go right to Lab or FBC for their tests without having to register each time.” Click here to learn more

THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM RECEIVES RECOGNITION

The prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Diabetes Education Program. The ADA believes that this program offers high-quality diabetes self-management education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.

This is the third-consecutive three-year recognition for TBH’s diabetes education program.

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The Bellevue Hospital’s Walking & Wellness Trail an official American Heart Association certified Start! Walking Path.

Christine Cook, Regional Manager, Northwest Ohio Division of the American Heart Association (left), sets up banners and signs proclaiming The Bellevue Hospital’s Walking & Wellness Trail an official American Heart Association certified Start! Walking Path, while Mindy Singleton and her children Tristan (8), Hailey (3), and Hunter (10) take a stroll down the path during National Start! Walking Day on Wednesday. Communities all across the United States had coordinated walks and dedications on Wednesday.

Christa Pelyhes and Christine McGinn, employees in The Bellevue Hospital’s Environmental Services Department, take a lap around the hospital’s Wellness & Walking Path during National Start! Walking Day on Wednesday.


March 30, 2010 marked the 20th annual National Doctor’s Day

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) honored its medical staff members on Tuesday with a continental breakfast, cookies provided by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, and a Doctor’s Day gift from the hospital administration team and staff. Susan O’Lynn, Medical Staff Coordinator at TBH, presents anesthesiologist Nick Mulchin, D.O., with his gift. Eudora Brown Almond of Georgia is credited with starting the first Doctor’s Day observance in 1933. The first National Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991.

 


The Bellevue Hospital Board of Trustees recently welcomed two new members and elected officers for 2010.

 Chairman of the Board is Mark Pifer, O.D., while Ben Ball, D.O., is first vice-chair, Gordon Gibbs is second vice-chair, Jim Shelley is secretary, Joseph Wilson is treasurer, Michael K. Winthrop is president, and J. Andrew Huddleston, D.O., is Medical Staff president, ex-officio. Board of Trustee members include John Bacon, Paul Douglas, Nancy Greenslade, Dwight Hogue, Douglas Hoy, M.D., Patrick Martin, and J. William Springer. The two newest board members include Nancy Beier, treasurer of Bellevue City Schools, and Dean Miller, president of First National Bank.


Babysitters Learn Responsibilities At The Bellevue Hospital's Recent Class

 
A total of 20 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, Feb. 17 in the hospital’s Conference Center. The class is for potential babysitters ages 11 and older. Click Here to Learn More
 


TBH employees donate to Haiti relief

Mike Phenicie, with The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Maintenance Department, organizes and packs donated items for the Haiti Relief Fund. TBH employees donated non-perishable food items, medicine, bottled water, and other needed supplies for victims of the January earthquake in Haiti. The employees also donated money toward the project and turned everything over to ISOH/IMPACT  (International Services of Hope/IMPACT) based in Waterville, Ohio. ISOH/IMPACT in turn will ship supplies from all over Northwest Ohio to victims of the earthquake.

 


TBH’s Ultrasound Program  Accredited

The Bellevue Hospital’s Radiology Department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Obstetric, Gynecological and General Ultrasound Services, as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR)

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Click here to learn more

THE SMOKE WILL BE CLEARING SOON BECAUSE OF THE COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS OF SIX AREA HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Six area healthcare providers were recently awarded a cooperative 2010 Health Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Grant from the Healthy Ohio initiative and the Ohio Department of Health. A combination of health departments and hospitals are working together, each providing their expertise toward one goal – to prevent and reduce tobacco use.
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Baby New Year Arrives at The Bellevue Hospital  
Chloe Rai Chapman gave all the other babies three days to become the first baby born at The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center (FBC) in 2010, but when none of them took advantage of the opportunity, Chloe made her grand entrance at 8:32 a.m. on January 4 to take the title.

Chloe is the daughter of Jessica Tipton and Tim Chapman of Port Clinton. She was a “planned delivery,” born by Cesarean section and
delivered by Corey Fazio, D.O., a member of TBH’s active medical staff and on staff of Great Lakes Physicians. Click Here to Learn More...


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