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News Archives - 2012
 
TBH’S HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY IS HONORED


 
       The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Home Health Agency Ranked Among the Top 25 Percent of Home Health Providers in the Country
 
        TBH’s Home Health has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.
 
        “The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners exemplify a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospital, managed care organizations, ACO’s, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate TBH’s Home Health Care Agency on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."
 
        Carrie Drown, director of TBH’s Home Health Care Agency, gives credit to the Home Health employees for helping the company to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. She noted, “It is because of the hard work of our dedicated employees that this award was made possible. Our staff has consistently delivered quality care to all of our patients, and we will continue to proudly serve our local communities."
        
        The 2012 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of healthcare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter, Home Health Line. The entire list of the 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at
www.nationalresearch.com.

       For more information on The Bellevue Hospital’s Home Health Agency, contact Carrie Drown at 419.547.6419.

SEASONAL FLU SHOTS OFFERED
 
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is offering seasonal flu shots to the general public during an upcoming Flu Shot Clinic.

Seasonal flu shots will be available to those ages 18-years and older. Cost of each shot is $25. High dose vaccine for ages 65 and older is $48. The shots will be fully covered for those with Medicare Part B only. Those who are eligible 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 schedule includes:

Wednesday, Jan. 23 – 1-4 p.m., East Conference Room, The Bellevue Hospital, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue

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.

TBH’S DIETARY DEPARTMENT WINS AWARD
  Showing off The Gold Plate Award certificate are members of The Bellevue Hospital’s Dietary Department. Left to right are Tracey Nason, Rose James, Joe Hoff, Christine Fegley, Chris Norris, Mariah Wiseman, and Kelly Ried.
 

 

            The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Dietary Department has been awarded The 2012 Gold Plate Award for food safety practices. The award is administered through the Huron County General Health District.

            The Gold Plate Award is an acknowledgement given to food services that have excellent food safety practices. This award is given annually and is based on the facility’s performance from the previous year. It is a voluntary program.

            “The staff is very, very happy. This is a big deal for them,” noted TBH Dietary Leader Joe Hoff. “The staff receives extensive food service and safety training, and most of my staff has been trained in food safety through the Huron County Health Department as part of their certification process.”

            The application was submitted in February of 2012 and the awards were presented during the first week of January, 2013.

            Continued Hoff, “I am extremely proud of my staff for all of their hard work and effort. It takes a lot of work each day to ensure food safety when you work in our field. This award is an excellent opportunity to show the community how important food safety is to us.”

            The Gold Plate Awards are reserved for facilities that meet the following criteria:
 

  • Have a valid FSO or RFE license

  • Send in an application

  • Receive a score of 90 or higher

  • Have not had any warning letters are administrative hearings in the past two years

  • Have not been responsible for a foodborne outbreak in the last two years.
     

           Each facility starts with a score of 100 and points are then deducted for critical and non-critical violations as reported by the Huron County General Health District.

            “We are very proud of the accomplishments of our Dietary Department. Being a hospital, our first concern is making sure we present the best quality food since we serve over 600 meals each day to patients, employees, and community members,” said Patty Semer, TBH Vice President of Administrative Services. “This award is also a testament that the food is prepared in a clean and healthy environment.”
 


 
NEXT EARLY BIRD DRAWING SET FOR JAN. 14
 
           For the third consecutive year, The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF) is hoping that “You Have Your Heart Set on a ‘Vette!”

            In cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde, TBHF is raffling off a 2013 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 in cash. The drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Steinle location on E. McPherson Hwy. in Clyde.

            The final Early Bird drawing for $250 is set for Jan. 14.

            The website, www.VetteRaffle.com , is for purchasing tickets on-line with a credit card. The on-line ticket link can also be found through TBH’s website at www.bellevuehospital.com .

            Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for this year’s drawing, at $100 each. As of Jan. 9, less than 500 tickets remain for purchase. 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 or can be found on the website.

            The first ticket drawn in the raffle will be for the 2013 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 also available at The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, Bellevue Beverage Center, Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde and Fremont, or Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue. Checks should be made payable to The Bellevue Hospital Foundation.

            Last year’s raffle was sold out one week prior to the drawing.

            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.

Baby New Year Arrives at The Bellevue Hospital  
Mother was born in Bellevue and graduated from Clyde High School. Family now resides in Bradner.

Cassandra Row (sitting on bed) is the proud mother of twin girls, the first babies born at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) in 2013. Taking part in the celebration are, left to right, Cassandra’s mother, Amy Row; Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH; Cassandra and Amber Sue Row; Dr. Tarek Dbouk and Cheyenne Lynn Row; and Holly Bollenbacher, RN, CLC, with TBH’s Family Birthing Center.

It was twice as nice at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) on Wednesday, Jan. 2, when the Family Birthing Center welcomed twin girls as the hospital’s first babies of 2013.

Amber Sue Row and Cheyenne Lynn Row are the first-ever twins of the New Year born at TBH. They were born to Cassandra Row on Jan. 2 and were delivered by Dr. Tarek Dbouk.

            “I found out I was having twin girls about three months into the pregnancy,” explained Cassandra, who was born in Bellevue and graduated from Clyde High School. “The first thing I did was scream. I could not believe it. I was pretty scared at first. But now, just look at them!”

            Cassandra and the girls will receive many gifts from local and area businesses in recognition of the happy event, and many of those businesses doubled up on the gifts once they found out that twins were involved.

            Cassandra had no idea she was going to be delivering on Jan. 2 when she came to see her OB/GYN, Corey Fazio, D.O., for a check-up. “I arrived at his office at 10:30 a.m. and was apparently having contractions, although I could not feel anything,” noted Cassandra, who was due on Jan. 22. “Dr. Fazio sent me to TBH and my contractions starting getting closer together. The girls were then born about three hours later.”

            Amber Sue was born at 2:48 p.m. and weighed 4-pounds, 11-ounces and was 17 ¼ inches long. Her sister Cheyenne Lynn arrived one minute later and weighed 5-pounds, 10-ounces and was 18 ½ inches in length.

Maternal grandparents are Amy Row and David Row of Bradner. Maternal great-grandmother is Cheryl Stansberry of Upper Sandusky.

Cassandra, who has one sister and four brothers, also noted that twins run on her mom’s side of the family, as her great-grandmother was a twin.

In recognition of being the first babies born at The Bellevue Hospital in 2013, the family will receive $400 from the hospital, free fitness classes for mom from TBH and instructor Ashley Tyler, free yoga classes for mom compliments of TBH and instructor Karen Branco, and gifts from the hospital Gift Shop.

The twin girls also receive 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.


FIRST GRADERS LEARN ABOUT SAFETY AT THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
Erica Schultz, LPTA, demonstrates exercise moves in the Rehabilitation Services Department. North Central EMS gave kids a peek inside an ambulance.
 
All first graders from Bellevue City Schools and Immaculate Conception 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 nearly 200 first graders from Bellevue Elementary and Immaculate Conception schools.

           “This is an annual event for first graders from Bellevue and Clyde Schools,” commented Darlene Stewart, co-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.

           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 Medical/Surgical Department, students learned about sneezing, coughing, blowing their nose, and proper handwashing techniques. Each student received a bottle of hand sanitizer and a pack of Kleenex.  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 Dietary Department about the values of healthy foods for kids. Each student then received a healthy snack.

REDMEN ON THE MOVE EXERCISE PROGRAM
Participants exercise in a recent “Redmen on the Move”
class at the Bellevue Elementary School.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH), Bellevue Recreation Department and Bellevue City Schools are teaming up for the third session of the “Redmen on the Move” Before School Exercise Program for students in Grades K-5.

The third session runs from Jan. 14, 2013 through March 15. Sessions are held on Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45-8:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Elementary School.

The purpose of the program is to provide physical activity programs to elementary school children in order to maintain or increase a healthy lifestyle.

Registration is now being taken until Jan. 13. Cost is $45 per child/nine week session. The Bellevue Community Center is accepting both reservations and payment for the third session. Instructors will be Mandi King, CHES, CPT, from TBH, and Ross Tucker and Marc Weisenberger from the Community Center. The class is limited to the first 100 students.

            Dress code is tennis shoes and clothes appropriate for exercising. A school breakfast is available for purchase.

For additional information on the Redmen on the Move program, contact the Bellevue Recreation Department staff at 419.483.5555.            


EARLY BIRD RAFFLE DRAWING WINNER

Michael K. Winthrop, left, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, presents a $500 check to Sandusky’s Duke Hermes, the winner of the Dec. 14 Early Bird drawing as part of the hospital’s “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” raffle. One more Early Bird drawing of $250 will be held on Jan. 14, and the top prizes in the raffle will then be drawn on Feb. 14. As of Dec. 18, about 600 raffle tickets remain to be sold at $100 each. A maximum of 1,500 tickets will be sold for the event. Top prize is a 2013 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 cash. All proceeds benefit women’s and children’s health programs through the Hospital Foundation. For additional information, contact Kate Herring at 419-483-4040, Ext. 4319.

 
FATHER CHRISTMAS RAFFLE RESULTS

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) raffled off a Ditz designs limited edition (205/500) numbered and signed “Father Christmas – Plaid Merriment” figure for the holiday season.

Valued at $900, “Father Christmas” was raffled off on Friday, Dec. 21 at TBH. The winner was Darlene Stewart of Bellevue.

The five-foot tall Santa holds a Christmas tree in one hand and a lantern in the other. Both the lantern and the tree light up. Santa’s facial features were originally designed and sculpted by the renowned artist and china painter, Jan Fegley.

All proceeds from the raffle will benefit TBH’s Foundation charitable projects.

HOLIDAY CHARITY RAFFLE RESULTS

The Bellevue Hospital and The Willows at Bellevue teamed up for the second annual Holiday Charity Raffle on Dec. 21. The winners were:

Denise Hermes, Sandusky, 50-inch LG flat panel TV; Mary Magyar, Bellevue, $400 Visa Gift Card; and Mike Winthrop, Bellevue, an iPad mini.

The raffle raised nearly $4,000 and all proceeds from the raffle will be split between two charities, the Bellevue Fish and Loaves Food Pantry and the Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry.

The committee thanked The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, The Willows, Bellevue Beverage Center, and Copper Top Bake Shop for helping to sell the raffle tickets.

EARLY BIRD RAFFLE DRAWING IS HELD
 
           The second “Early Bird” drawing was held for The Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s 2013 “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle. The drawing was held on Dec. 14 and the winner of $500 in the drawing was Duke Hermes of Sandusky, OH.

            One more “Early Bird” drawing will take place on Jan. 14 ($250). All Early Bird winning tickets are returned to the drum after each drawing.

            The “Loyalty Club” winner of $750 was Kathryn Campbell of Brentwood, TN. Her name was drawn on Oct. 1 from all previous ticket holders who purchased a ticket during the month of September, while the first Early Bird winner of $750 was George Tolas of Mt. Pleasant, MI.

            The third annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Grand prize in the raffle is a 2013 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held on Feb. 14, 2013, at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.

            As of Dec. 14, less than 650 tickets remain to be sold, 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, or online at www.VetteRaffle.com . A total of 1,500 tickets will be sold for the raffle, and last year’s event was sold out days prior to the drawing.

            The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 14, 2013 will be for the 2013 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, Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue, or the Bellevue Beverage Center. 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, or visit www.VetteRaffle.com

The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) monthly Mature Audience Luncheon, for those 55 years of age and older, was held on Thursday, Dec. 13. Participants donated all lunch fees and brought in non-perishable food items to be donated to the Bellevue Fish & Loaves Food Pantry. A total of $100 was collected and donated and dozens and dozens of food items were also turned over to the food pantry. Showing off some of the goodies are, left to right, Larry Malott, Pat Westhoven, Marian Holmer, Nancy Setzler, Charlene Schoen, and Wendy Cook-Scagnetti. Audience members were then entertained with Sounds of the Season by 16 members of the Bellevue High School Choraliers, under the direction of Elizabeth Yingling. The Mature Audience Luncheon features a lunch and program and is held the third Thursday of each month (second Thursday in Nov. and Dec.). For additional information, contact TBH’s Marketing Department at 419-483-4040, Ext. 4899.
TBH EMPLOYEE EARNS CERTIFICATION
           
 

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has announced that Denise Bullion, RN, CDE, is the new Certified Diabetic Educator in the hospital’s Cardiac & Diabetes Rehabilitation Department, with the recent retirement of Eileen Hay, RN, CDE. Hay retired on Dec. 5 after 40 years with TBH.

            Bullion obtained her certification as a diabetic educator with the National Certification Board for Diabetic Educators. She is a resident of Bellevue and has been with TBH for the past 22 years.

            Candidates in the Diabetic Educators Program must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the examination. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently, there are over 17,400 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.


NEXT EARLY BIRD DRAWING SET FOR DEC. 14
 
           For the third consecutive year, The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF) is hoping that “You Have Your Heart Set on a ‘Vette!”

            In cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde, TBHF is raffling off a 2013 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 in cash. The drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Steinle location on E. McPherson Hwy. in Clyde.

            The next Early Bird drawing for $500 is set for Dec. 14, and the final Early Bird drawing of $250 will be held on Jan. 14, 2013.

            The website, www.VetteRaffle.com
<http://www.VetteRaffle.com> , is for purchasing tickets on-line with a credit card. The on-line ticket link can also be found through TBH’s website at www.bellevuehospital.com <http://www.bellevuehospital.com> .

            Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for this year’s drawing, at $100 each. As of Dec. 5, less than half of the raffle tickets remain for purchase. 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 or can be found on the website.

            The first ticket drawn in the raffle will be for the 2013 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 also available at The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, Bellevue Beverage Center, Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde and Fremont, or Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue. Checks should be made payable to The Bellevue Hospital Foundation.

            Last year’s raffle was sold out one week prior to the drawing.

            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.

Click on the image to learn more.

The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop is raffling off a new Father Christmas to benefit The Bellevue Hospital Foundation.

Come in today to see our Collector’s Edition Santa.

Tickets are being sold at the Hospital’s Gift Shop.

$5 each or 5 for $20

Drawing – December 21, 2012.

For Information: 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319


HOLIDAY CHARITY RAFFLE IS DEC. 21

If Black Friday deals do not appeal to you and the Christmas shopping season becomes too hectic, why not try your luck at winning a big screen TV for Christmas?

The Bellevue Hospital and The Willows at Bellevue are giving you that opportunity, teaming together to sponsor the second annual Holiday Charity Raffle on Dec. 21. Top prize in the raffle is a 50-inch flat panel TV. Second prize is a $400 Visa Gift Card, while third prize is an iPad mini.

All proceeds from the raffle will be split between two charities, the Bellevue Fish and Loaves Food Pantry and the Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry.

Tickets are priced at $2 each, or three tickets for $5. Winners need not be present to win. Tickets are available at The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, The Willows, Bellevue Beverage Center, and Copper Top Bake Shop.

The drawing will be held at The Bellevue Hospital on Friday, Dec. 21. For additional information, contact The Bellevue Hospital Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899.

EARLY BIRD RAFFLE DRAWING IS HELD
The first “Early Bird” drawing was held for The Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s 2013 “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle. The drawing was held on Nov. 14 and the winner of $750 in the drawing was George Tolas of Mt. Pleasant, MI.

            Two more “Early Bird” drawings will take place on Dec. 14 ($500), and Jan. 14 ($250). All Early Bird winning tickets are returned to the drum after each drawing.

            The “Loyalty Club” winner of $750 was Kathryn Campbell of Brentwood, TN. Her name was drawn on Oct. 1 from all previous ticket holders who purchased a ticket during the month of September.

            The third annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Grand prize in the raffle is a 2013 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held on Feb. 14, 2013, at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.

            As of Nov. 14, less than 800 tickets remain to be sold, 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, or online at www.VetteRaffle.com
<http://www.VetteRaffle.com> . A total of 1,500 tickets will be sold for the raffle, and last year’s event was sold out days prior to the drawing.

            The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 14, 2013 will be for the 2013 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, Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue, or the Bellevue Beverage Center. 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, or visit www.VetteRaffle.com
<http://www.VetteRaffle.com>
 

EARLY BIRD DRAWING SET FOR NOV. 14
           For the third consecutive year, The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF) is hoping that “You Have Your Heart Set on a ‘Vette!”

            In cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde, TBHF is raffling off a 2013 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 in cash. The drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Steinle location on E. McPherson Hwy. in Clyde.

            Three Early Bird drawings are for anyone who purchases a ticket by the Early Bird drawing dates: $750 for the Nov. 14 drawing, $500 for the Dec. 14 drawing, and $250 for the Jan. 14 drawing.

            The website, www.VetteRaffle.com
<http://www.VetteRaffle.com> , is for purchasing tickets on-line with a credit card. The on-line ticket link can also be found through TBH’s website at www.bellevuehospital.com <http://www.bellevuehospital.com> .

            Only 1,500 tickets will be sold for this year’s 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 or can be found on the website.

            The first ticket drawn in the raffle will be for the 2013 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 also available at The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, Bellevue Beverage Center, Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde and Fremont, or Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue. Checks should be made payable to The Bellevue Hospital Foundation.

            Last year’s raffle was sold out one week prior to the drawing.

            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.

EARLY BIRD RAFFLE DRAWING IS HELD
          
 
The “Loyalty Club Early Bird” drawing for the 2013 “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle was held at The Bellevue Hospital on Oct. 1. The winner of $750 in the drawing was Kathryn Campbell of Brentwood, TN.

            Three more “Early Bird” drawings will take place on Nov. 14 ($750), Dec. 14 ($500), and Jan. 14 ($250). All Early Bird winning tickets are returned to the drum after each drawing.

            The third annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is being sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF), in cooperation with Steinle Chevrolet-Buick in Clyde. Grand prize in the raffle is a 2013 1LT Corvette Convertible, or $50,000 in cash. The grand prize drawing will be held on Feb. 14, 2013, at the Clyde Steinle location on U.S. 20 West.

            As of Oct. 1, less than 950 tickets remain to be sold, 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, or online at www.VetteRaffle.com
<http://www.VetteRaffle.com> . A total of 1,500 tickets will be sold for the raffle, and last year’s event was sold out days prior to the drawing.

            The first ticket drawn in the raffle on Feb. 14, 2013 will be for the 2013 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, Hogue’s IGA in Bellevue, or the Bellevue Beverage Center. 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, or visit www.VetteRaffle.com
<http://www.VetteRaffle.com>

Car show wrap up
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) Foundation’s fifth annual Dr. Elbert Lawrence Classic Car, Motorcycle & Truck Show was held on Saturday, Oct. 6. All proceeds from the event will benefit healthcare programming for women and children.

            The trophy winners included:

            President’s Choice Best in Show Motorcycle – Larry Pawloski, Vickery, 2002 Harley Davidson Road Glide.

            President’s Award Car – Tim Renn, Monroeville, 1920 Model T.

            President’s Award Truck – Ernest Miller, Bellevue, 1946 Chevy Stylemaster.

            Exhibitors Choice – Rich Matso, Sandusky, 1973 Mustang.

            Visitors Choice – Seth Berkey, Bellevue, 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo.

            Best in Show Car – Tom Kiemer, Castalia, Red 1957 Chevy.

            Best in Show Truck – Pat Renwand, Castalia, 1934 Ford Pickup.

            Best Original Entry – Jeff Turner, Bellevue, 1965 Chrysler Newport, purchased at Gildenmeister Motors, all original.

            Best Custom Entry – Wayne Wensinger, Fremont, the “I Don’t Know Which Way I’m Going” 1969 Chevy.

            In addition to the Hospital Foundation, other sponsors of the Car Show included The Bellevue Hospital, Steinle, 92.1 FM, GGJ, Inc., Manbeck, Caputo & Pifer Insurance and Investments, First National Bank, Firelands Federal Credit Union, North Central Family Physicians, and Buckeye Medical.

 
 
This “I Don’t Know Which Way I’m Going” 1969 Chevrolet Truck belongs to Wayne Wensinger of Fremont. He took home the trophy for Best Custom Entry.  
Sillie Tillie the Clown applies some face art to Klara Miller, age 9, during The Bellevue Hospital Classic Car Show and Health Fair on Oct. 6. Klara is the daughter of Kristin and Kevin Miller of Clyde.  



 


 
TBH is NICHE hospital
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is the first hospital in Northwest Ohio to receive a NICHE rating, which stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders. Diplaying TBH’s certificate are, left to right, Janet Runner, Vice President for Patient Care Services; Pattie Adams, Medical/Surgical Floor Nurse Leader; Amber Spoerr, RN; and Fred Kohler, RN.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has been designated as a NICHE Hospital for 2012-13, the only hospital in the Four-County Area and Northwest Ohio to currently hold such a designation.

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

            “Even though NICHE is a nursing designated program, the hospital will expand and utilize the NICHE principles in every department, to assist us in communications with our older patients and promoting their well-being and safety,” said Janet Runner, Vice President for Patient Care Services at TBH.

            “Our hospital is committed to high quality care for all patients and we look forward to continuing to educate ourselves and to grow our knowledge base to benefit all our patients and families,” added Runner.

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

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

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

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

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


Veggies donated to food pantries
Cabbage and squash were recently harvested from The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) community garden, and donations were then made to the Bellevue Fish and Loaves Food Pantry and to the Clyde Backdoor Food Pantry. The food was then given to needy families through each of the respective food pantries. Helping to harvest the crop were, left to right, Cat Valero, Patti Keller, Joe Hoff, Candy Gilbert, and Bob Beck. This is the second year for the Community Garden at TBH with all vegetables grown over the past two seasons given to needy families.

TBH donates to Memorial
Kenn Rospert, left, representing the Firelands Federal Credit Union (FFCU), and Michael K. Winthrop, right, president and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH), display an artist’s rendering of the nearly completed Fallen Soldiers Memorial on the grounds of FFCU. TBH is one of the large corporate sponsors of the memorial, which will include the United States flag and flags representing the branches of the U.S. Military. A headstone listing the names of all Bellevue service men and women killed in the line of duty will be the focal point of the memorial. Brick pavers, sold at $50 each, can be purchased for any living or deceased military veteran. Paver and sponsorship information is available at FFCU. The dedication ceremony for the memorial is tentatively scheduled for Veteran’s Day, November 11.

SEASONAL FLU SHOTS OFFERED
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is offering seasonal flu shots to the general public during three upcoming Flu Shot Clinics.

Seasonal flu shots will be available to those ages 18-years and older. Cost of each shot is $25. High dose vaccine for ages 65 and older is $48. The shots will be fully covered for those with Medicare Part B only. Those who are eligible 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 schedule includes:

· Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Noon-3 p.m., East Conference Room, The Bellevue Hospital, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue

· Friday, Oct. 19 – 9 a.m.-Noon, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 143 W. Forest St., Clyde, OH 43410

· Monday, Oct. 22 – 4-7 p.m., East Conference Room, The Bellevue Hospital, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue

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.

BUSF COMMUNITY RAFFLE UNDERWAY!
The 4th annual Bellevue United Selective Fund (BUSF) Community Raffle kicked-off on Friday, Sept. 21 at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH). The Community Raffle has raised over $18,000 for the BUSF over the past three years.

Prizes for this year have all been donated by local and area businesses. Tickets are priced at $5 each or five tickets for $20. Winners need not be present to win. The prize list includes:
 

  • 3-minute shopping spree at Hogue’s IGA ($400 value), donated by Hogue’s IGA and TBH.
  • 7 days/ 6 nights for four (including breakfast) at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Resort in Florida ($1,000 value), donated by the Wyndham Resort.
  • 2013 season pass for Green Hills, Woussickett and River Cliff Golf Courses ($1,000 value), donated by The Crockett Family.
  • Two “all access” passes to Bellevue High School athletic and cultural events donated by Bellevue City Schools ($700 value).
  • $300 in Chamber Checks donated by Croghan Colonial Bank.
  • Kindle Fire HD, case, screen protector & Amazon gift card ($300 value), donated by Firelands Federal Credit Union.
  • Pizza a month for a year, donated by Pizza House West (two of these prizes at $240 each).
  • Six-inch sub sandwich a week for a year ($230 value), donated by Subway.
  • Cleveland Browns tickets and gift pack ($200 value) for the Dec. 9 game vs. Kansas City, donated by First National Bank.
  • Great Wolf Lodge overnight package ($350 value), donated by Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky.
  • Two rooms of carpet cleaning and discounted flooring, donated by Stanley Steemer and North Coast Carpet and Flooring (two of these prizes at $200 value each).
  • Family Rec Center pass and Family Pool Pass for 2013 ($150 value), donated by the Bellevue Rec Department.
  • Two rooms of carpet cleaning donated by Adrian’s Masterclean ($106 value).
  • Nike Polarized Sunglasses and cleaning kit ($140 value)  donated by Advanced Family Eyecare.
  • Pie a month for a year ($120 value), donated by Our Town’s Brewin’ in Clyde.
  • $250 Best Buy gift card, donated by The Willows at Bellevue.
  • $100 Bierkeller gift card, donated by International Metal Hose of Bellevue.
  • $50 Bassett’s gift card , donated by Bassett’s.
  • Ohio State goodie basket ($75 value), donated by the Bellevue Beverage Center.
  • $50 Sports Hut gift card, donated by the Ruffing Family and Sports Hut (two of these prizes).
  • $100 Sears gift card, donated by an anonymous donor.
     
Tickets are available at the Bellevue Beverage Center, 203 Kilbourne St., Bellevue, or The Bellevue Hospital Gift Shop, 1400 W. Main St., Bellevue.

For additional information, contact The Bellevue Hospital Marketing Department at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4899 or Ext. 4299.

FREE SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS OFFERED
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) mammogram
technicians Courtney Bollinger, RT( R), and
Cindy Allen RT ( R) (M), along with
Julie Jarrett from TBH’s Centralized
Scheduling Department, display
the flyers being used to promote
the 50 free mammogram program
at the hospital.

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH), The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, and the Northwest Ohio affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure are teaming together to offer 50 free screening mammograms for uninsured or underinsured participants in TBH’s service area, through the “Yes, Mamm” Komen Northwest Ohio Community Grant.

The 50 free screening mammograms have been made possible through the grant, and appointments are now being taken for the Oct. 5 screenings.

To make an appointment for one of the free screenings, contact TBH’s Centralized Scheduling Department, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number to call is 419.483.4040, Ext. 4326.

Callers will be asked questions designed to make sure they meet all the grant requirements. It is also preferred that participants bring a physician order to their screening mammogram appointment, but this requirement is not mandatory.             

For additional information on the free screening mammogram project, contact Kate Herring, TBH Foundation Director, at Ext. 4319.


Volunteens
Four local teenagers spent a portion of their summer doing volunteer work at The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) as part of TBH’s VolunTeen Program for kids ages 14-17. From left to right in the photo, Dani Dean, Jasmine Hossler, Robin Coffelt and McKenzie Adkins recently volunteered to help washed and dried the many wheelchairs used in the local facility. VolunTeens also have the opportunity to qualify for a scholarship during their senior year in school. For more information on the program, contact Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4408.

A Successful 32nd Annual Golf Outing for The Bellevue Hospital
Members of the Mixed Division winning team in The Bellevue Hospital Foundation Golf Outing are, left to right, Pam Frost, Mark Dietzel, Dorene Frost, and Dan Cashbaugh.
          
The 32nd Annual Foundation Golf Outing of The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) was held on July 28 at Green Hills Golf Course in Clyde, with the event raising over $19,000 to benefit the Hospital Foundation.            

“A big thank you goes out to those who came out to volunteer. I also want to give a special mention to the Crockett Family for all they did to help the event run so smoothly,” said Kate Herring, chairman of the annual outing. “Everyone – all who volunteered to help – did a fantastic job. Also, a big thank you to the employees and volunteers of The Bellevue Hospital for all the support they give this event each year.” 

 John Wiley’s Buckeye Community Health Plan team shot a 10-under-par 61 to take Open Flight honors in the outing.

The Plante Moran team shot a 12-under-par 59 to win the Mixed Flight Division. Members of the team were Pam Frost, Dorene Frost, Mark Dietzel and Dan Cashbaugh.
 

Prizes were awarded during the dinner to the following winners:
            

            Open Division:  First place (61) – John Wiley’s Buckeye Community Health Plan team. Second place (61) – Republic Services team. Third place (62) – the Northwest Ohio Shared Services team of Dwayne Colston, Chuck Meisler, Gary Steinle and Joe Steinle.
 

            Mixed Division: First place, (59) – Plante Moran team of Pam Frost, Dorene Frost, Mark Dietzel and Dan Cashbaugh. Second place (61) – Medicine Shoppe team of Bob Hohenstein, Ralph Hohenstein, Luke Hohenstein and Sue Hohenstein. Third place (67) – Walmart team of Rob Hershey, Earl Moore, Tiffany Hayes and Bob the Builder.
 

            Field Prize Winners:  Closest to pin 2nd shot winners – Isaac Hartley, Dorene Frost, and Brett Barth.

            Longest drives – Steve Camelon, Dorene Frost, Kyle Woodruff, Carolyn Farrar, and Ken Cleary.

            Longest putts – Philip Williams, Beth Pearson, and David Ball.

            Putting contest winner – Dan Berry.

            Door prize winners: Dean Miller, Kindle Fire; Steve McMurray, bicycle; Brian Hutton, golf bag and sand wedge; John Wiley, carpet cleaning; Brian Schubert, Indians tickets; Joe Ackerman, Woodard Photo, Outback Steakhouse and Sandusky Yacht Club gift cards; George Williams, $300 off a set of new tires; Brett Barth, Cedar Point and Jet Express tickets; Kami Schwab, Perry’s Plantation and ACE Hardware gift cards; and Janie Riffle, Catawba Island Club golf package.

            50-50 winner: Morgan Stanley.
 

            Added Herring, “We also have some special thank yous: to our Signature Sponsor, Fifth Third Bank; to Dr. Dan Herring and North Central Family Physicians for sponsoring the Awards Dinner; and to hole-in-one hole sponsors Alta Partners, McKesson, and First National Bank.”

 

            The 33rd annual Auxiliary Golf Outing is set for Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Green Hills Golf Course at 8 a.m.
 

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Signature Sponsor: Fifth Third Bank.

Awards Dinner: Dr. Daniel Herring and North Central Family Physicians.

19th Hole Refreshments: Plante Moran, PLLC; Wadsworth Service; and Joe & Sharon Wilson.

Lunch: Bricker & Eckler Attorneys; Firelands Federal Credit Union; Gordon Food Service; Hylant Group; The HMC Group; Key Private Bank; ProMedica Health System; and Mike & Gail Winthrop.

Beverage Carts: Buckeye Medical, Inc., and Janotta & Herner, Inc.

Hole-in-One sponsors: Alta Partners; McKesson; and First National Bank.

Continental Breakfast: AHI Software, Inc.; Steve & Janie Riffle; and Steinle Chevrolet-Buick.
 

Contributors: A. Schulman, ABCO Fire Protection, ACE Hardware, Alta Partners, BAS Broadcasting, Bassett’s, Bellevue Care Center, Bellevue Massotherapy & Joyce Fields, Bellevue Society for the Arts, Bierkeller Pub, Billings Garage, Catawba Island Club, CDW, Central Exterminating Co., Christian Roberts Salon & Spa, Clyde-Findlay Credit Union, Cold Rush, Copper Top Bake Shop, Cornerstone Counseling, Croghan Colonial Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Firelands Federal Credit Union, First Energy Solutions, First National Bank, Foos & Foos Funeral Service, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 490, Ganz, GGJ, Gluten Free Sonny Marie’s, Great Lakes Gourmet Spice Company, Green Hills Golf Course, Hasselbach & Paul Agency, Health Impressions, Hogue’s IGA, Home Savings & Loan, Lake Erie Community College, McKesson, North Central Family Physicians, North Coast Carpet & Wallpaper, Our Town’s Brewin’, Pepsi, Perry’s Plantation, Precision Automotive, Premier Dental & Dr. James Burson, Press Ganey & Jim Renner, Revere Plastics Systems, Russell’s Farm Market, Sandusky Yacht Club, Sherwin Williams of Fremont, Standard Textile, Stanley Steemer of Bellevue, State Farm & Kent Miller, Steinle Chevrolet-Buick, The Bellevue Hospital, The Clothes Hanger, The Toledo Mud Hens, The Willows at Bellevue, Triple S Tires, Whirlpool Clyde Division, and Woodard Photographic.
 

Hole Sponsors: BAS Broadcasting, Buckeye Community Health Plan, Calhoun, Kademenos & Childress, LPA, Attorneys-at-Law – Victor Kademenos, Adrienne Hines and Troy Wisehart, Caranfa Ford, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centers, Craneware, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Frantz Ward, LLP, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 490, Fremont Memorial Hospital, Gluten Free Sonny Marie’s, H&H Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Human Arc Corp., Kellermeyer Company, Lake Shore Graphics, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Metalist Management, MSUMC LifeFlight, North Center Emergency Associates, Pepper Construction, Pharmacy Systems, Inc., Plante Moran, PLLC, Quadax, Quality Welding, RS Business Solutions, Signalysis, Inc., Stand Energy Corp., The HMC Group, The Willows at Bellevue, Walmart of Fremont, Zenith Systems, LLC, and ZIRRM Pathology, Inc.

The Bellevue Hospital Honors Volunteers
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) paid tribute to the many Volunteers and VolunTeens who donated countless hours at the local facility, with a Recognition Banquet held at the Meilenstein Hall on Southwest Street.

            All total, 10,267 hours were donated in 2011.

            June Washburn, TBH Volunteer Coordinator and Gift Shop Manager, gave special recognition to those Volunteers who reached the listed cumulative lifetime milestones in 2011.

            3,500: Virigina Konst, Ellie Beck

            3,000: Gerri Ware.

            2,500: Lucy Mirtes

            2,000: Charlotte Leber, Rose Fay, Betty McConkey, Ron Miller, Lorraine Tuttamore.

            1,500: Julie Walker, Edna Schreiner, Gail Frederick, Jan Adams, Shirley Warder, Kathy Vickery, Marge Jones, Karen Hartman, Bob Beck, Biago Fontana.

            1,000: Jack Wooten, JoAnn Cook, Jeanette Hay, LaVohn Hunter, Sue Schmidt.

            500: Millie Raschke, Dorothy Yingling, Tom Kutz, Delbert Daniel, Pat Cook, Phyillis Barnhart, Peggy Tuttamore, Ed Rose, Alohoea Lowery, Gloria Lindsley, Olga Hutchison, Charles Abel, Alice Adams, Rosemae Hammill, Elaine Hess, Mary Ann LaVine, Sharon McGinn, Kim Veach, Vernetta Vallimont.

            100: Kathy Smith, Sue Steinmetz, Clyde Martin, Jackie Lilly, Sue Hollingsworth, Dee Butler, Sharon Thayer, Ruth Miller, Buzz Dayringer, Sandy Beamer, Mary Kay Blair, Marie Cusano, Barb Davis, Carolyn Kuhlman, Linda Irons, Peg Kaufman, Susan Lemmon, Sharon Riffle, Cat Valero, Charlotte Waskielis, Bette Woods.

            New Volunteers for 2011 are: Marie Cusano, Chelsey Gurney, John Harris, Laura McBride, Rohnda Pickering, Theresa Taggart, and Steve Wagner.   
  

Reaching lifetime cumulative service hours are Volunteers pictured with June Washburn (left), Volunteer Coordinator at The Bellevue Hospital. They include Lucy Mirtes (2,500 hours), Kathy Vickery (1,500), Gerri Ware (3,000), Rose Fay (2,000), Ellie Beck (3,500), Ron Miller (2,000), and Lorraine Tuttamore (2,000).


Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn (standing, left) congratulated those Volunteers earning 1,000 or more hours of service. Seated are, left to right, Marge Jones, Shirley Warder, Kathy Vickery, Karen Hartman, Edna Schreiner. Back row, Washburn, Jack Wooten, Sue Schmidt, JoAnn Cook, Jan Adams, Biagio Fontana, Bob Beck, Gail Frederick, and LaVohn Hunter.


Earning 500 or more volunteer hours are, front row left to right, Peggy Tuttamore, Alohoea Lowrey, Alice Adams, Charles Abel, Millie Raschke. Back row, Kate Herring, Foundation Director of The Bellevue Hospital, Rosemae Hammill, Cat Valero, Delbert Daniel, Pat Cook, Phyllis Barnhart, and Vernetta Vallimont.


The following Volunteers provided at least 100 hours of service in 2011. They include, front row left to right, Catherine Wilson, Ruth Miller, Mary Kay Blair, Sue Hollingsworth, and Rohnda Pickering. Back row, Kathy Smith, Susan Lemmon, Sue Steinmetz, Volunteer Coordinator June Washburn, Peg Kaufman, and Dee Butler.


      

For information on how to become a Volunteer or VolunTeen at The Bellevue Hospital, contact June Washburn at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4408.


Vette Raffle tickets being sold
Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO
of The Bellevue Hospital, purchases
ticket No. 0001 from Kate Herring,
Foundation Director.

The 3rd annual “Is Your Heart Set on a Vette” Corvette Raffle is now underway. Sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital Foundation, the raffle features a grand prize of $50,000 cash or a 2013 1LT Convertible Corvette. The drawing will take place Feb. 14, 2013. Tickets are now on sale to previous tickets holders who can enter the Loyalty Club drawing of $750 by purchasing a ticket in the month of September. Tickets to the general public go on sale Oct. 1 and are available at the hospital Gift Shop, Hogue’s IGA, Steinle Chevrolet in Clyde and Fremont, and the Bellevue Beverage Center, or online at www.VetteRaffle.com  or www.bellevuehospital.com .  For additional information, contact Herring at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4319.


New TBH board members

The Bellevue Hospital Board of Trustees welcomed four new members in August, replacing four members who are representing Firelands Regional Health System and Norwalk Area Health Systems. In the photo, James Gerken (middle) and Dr. Nicholas Liben (not pictured) are joining the board and replacing Patrick Martin and Paul Douglas as Norwalk Area Health Systems representatives. Replacing John Bacon and Bill Springer as Firelands Regional Health System representatives are Tom Forster, left, and James Hart, right. Other current board members include Dean Miller, Ben Ball, Tom Barth, Nancy Beier, Jim Shelley, Jimmie Fitzgerald Jr., Gordon Gibbs, Nancy Greenslade, Dwight Hogue, Paul Howard, Dr. Doug Hoy, and Dr. Mark Pifer.


FITNESS SESSIONS UNDERWAY
Fitness instructor Ashley Tyler,
at right, works with students
in her “Kick Fit” class. The new
session of fitness classes sponsored
by The Bellevue Hospital run
from Sept. 4 through Nov. 3.

Fitness instructors Ashley Tyler and 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.

The new Fall class lineup begins Sept. 4 and runs through Nov. 3. The class lineup includes:

LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS: Focuses on cardiovascular training without the use of jumping. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-9:45 a.m.

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

CIRCUIT TRAINING: This class works in spurts of cardio and strength training. This class meets Wednesdays from 4:40-5:15 p.m.

CARDIO BLAST:  This class uses a variety of cardio moves to keep your heart rate up for a maximum caloric burn. This class meets Mondays from 5:00-5:45 p.m.

POWER SCULPT: Total body resistance training focusing on strengthening all of the major muscle groups. This class meets Mondays from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

MUSCLE MIX: Uses a variety of drills designed to increase your heart rate and make you sweat and burn calories. This class meets Thursdays from 5:00-5:45 p.m.

KICK FIT: This high-energy total body conditioning class develops cardiovascular strength and endurance through a combination of kicks and punches. The class meets Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

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

Class fees are $4 per class or one month for $25.

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


Pediatrician Joins New Beginnings Pediatrics
Dr. Abigail C. Chudzinski, who specializes in pediatrics, recently joined New Beginnings Pediatrics in Norwalk and Bellevue. She is currently accepting patients in both locations. She also is a member of the medical staffs at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk and The Bellevue Hospital in Bellevue.
A graduate of Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency at The Ohio State University Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Osteopathic Association, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Chudzinski grew up in Fremont and now resides near Monroeville. In her free time, she enjoys running, boating and water skiing on Lake Erie, camping in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

New Beginnings Pediatrics has been serving the area for 20 years and was founded in Norwalk by Dr. Glenn J. Trippe, who had a vision to expand the pediatrics programs in the area and to develop a regional pediatric center of excellence. New Beginnings Pediatrics has expanded providers and staff over the years and also added a full-time office in Bellevue to better serve the area.

New Beginnings Pediatrics is located at 282 Benedict Ave., in Suite B of Fisher-Titus Medical Park II on the Fisher-Titus campus in Norwalk. For appointments in Norwalk, call 419-668-9409. The New Beginnings’ Bellevue office is on the The Bellevue Hospital campus, 1400 West Main St., Building 1, Suite G, Bellevue. For appointments in Bellevue, call 419-483-4122.

Once Again, The Bellevue Hospital in Top 5% Nationally for Patient Experience
The Bellevue Hospital Receives Outstanding Patient Experience Award from HealthGrades for the 5th Consecutive Year
 
For the fifth consecutive year The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has been recognized for its superior patient experience outcomes and has received the 2012 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 21 hospitals to be in the Top 5% in the U.S. five years in a row.
 
            “What an amazing accomplishment The Bellevue Hospital Family has been able to achieve – TBH and only 20 other hospitals across the country achieving the Top 5% recognition for positive patient experience.” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH.
 
         “Hospital are increasingly focusing on improving patients’ hospital experience so it is even more remarkable that TBH has been able to retain the Top 5% distinction,” continued Winthrop. “This tells me that, despite the many challenges me face in healthcare today, those associated with TBH – employees, volunteers, medical staff and trustees – all strive to assure the area residents they will have a positive patient experience should they have the need to utilize our facility.”
 
         HealthGrades analyzed patient satisfaction data for 3,837 hospitals in the country using HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) hospital survey data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This data covered patients discharged between April 2010 and March 2011.

           The Bellevue Hospital was the only recipient of the HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in the four county area (Huron, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca).
 
            “Communication is clearly an important factor for patient satisfaction, but it can also be critical to ensuring positive outcomes. We commend hospitals such as TBH for setting the standard for outstanding patient experience,” said Kristin Reed, MPH, HealthGrades Vice President of hospital quality programs and author of the study.



Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital, and Dean Miller, President of The Bellevue Hospital Board of Trustees, show the “High Five” of Outstanding Patient Experience Awards.


 The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) will be hosting upcoming “Walking and Talking Toward Health” events on the hospital Walking and Wellness Trail, located just to the south of the facility.

These walks are free and open to the public. Come walk around the Trail with our guest speakers, get a little exercise, and listen to a health topic along the way! A question and answer session will also be included. The schedule includes:

· Wednesday, July 11, walk with Denise Bullion, RN, CDE. Her topic will be “Cardiac Care.”

· Tuesday, July 17, walk with Dr. Marcia Braun. Her topic will be “Aging Well.”

· Tuesday, July 24, walk with Dr. Chris Pensiero. His topic will be “Everything You Wanted to Know About Feet!”

· Thursday, Aug. 2, walk with Patti Keller, RD, LD. Her topic will be “The Benefits of Herbs.”

· Wednesday, Aug. 8, walk with Mandi King, CPT. Her topic will be “Family Fitness.”

· Tuesday, Aug. 28, walk with Dr. Dan Herring. His topic will be “Preventative Care.”

· All “Walking and talking Toward Health” events will be held from 7-8 p.m.

For any additional information, contact TBH Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Mandi King at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4625.
 
BABYSITTERS LEARN RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL’S RECENT CLASS
Recent graduates of The Bellevue Hospital’s Babysitting Basics Class include, front row left to right, McKenna Davis, Jamie Vogel, Gracie Hay, Sam Durbin, Morgan Blanden, Madilyn Slingwine, and Rachelle Schuller. Middle row, Lika Katsisheili, Mary Miller, Amelia Ruggles, Madelyn Verhoff, Cyleen Sharpe, Madison Aichholz, Katherine Kuss, and Hunter Branham. Back row, Arianah Bartlebaugh, Addison Burmeister, Hannah Gerhardstein, Chasity Alejandro, Molly Webb, Melissa Laconis, Sarah Alexander, and Samantha Fleming.
A total of 23 local and area students have become better babysitters, the result of completing a “Babysitting Basics” all-day course at The Bellevue Hospital.

            The participants met from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 11 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 McKenna Davis, Jamie Vogel, Gracie Hay, Sam Durbin, Morgan Blanden, Madilyn Slingwine, Rachelle Schuller, Lika Katsisheili, Mary Miller, Amelia Ruggles, Madelyn Verhoff, Cyleen Sharpe, Madison Aichholz, Katherine Kuss, Hunter Branham, Arianah Bartlebaugh, Addison Burmeister, Hannah Gerhardstein, Chasity Alejandro, Molly Webb, Melissa Laconis, Sarah Alexander, and Samantha Fleming.

The next Babysitting Basics course at The Bellevue Hospital is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 (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.

POWELL IS FINALIST FOR OHA AWARD
Members of The Bellevue Hospital
Administrative Team surprise Connie
Powell with flowers, balloons and a goodie
basket as part of the Healthcare Worker of
the Year nomination. From left to right are
Tim Buit,  Executive Vice President & Chief
Financial Officer; Patty Semer, Vice President
of Administrative Services; Deb Ganci, Vice
President of Human Resources; Powell;
Michael K. Winthrop, President and C
EO; and Janet Runner, Vice President of
Patient Care Services.
Connie Powell, RN, with The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center (FBC), is one of 62 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 12 at a banquet in Columbus.

            “Connie Powell represents the finest of TBH’s staff. She is extremely competent, very caring and always goes the ‘extra step’ to assure the best possible care for her patients,” said Michael K. Winthrop, President and CEO of TBH. “She has literally seen thousands of babies born at TBH, but to her each and every one is special.”

            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.

            “Wow! What an honor to be nominated to represent TBH at Health Care Worker of the Year,” said Powell. “I feel no one does this alone. I thank my parents, Walter & Mary Hoepf (Powell is one of 15 children) for instilling in me strong values; my husband, John; and sons, Adam, Ryan and Eric for always being the wind beneath my wings.”

            The nomination of Powell for the award reads in part: “Connie connects with her patients.  She loves what she does and takes pride in her work of helping every new mom be successful and confident when taking home the newest family member.

            “She has excellent communication skills and patience. Professionally, she asks questions and really listens to expand her knowledge and get a better understanding of a project. Connie is a teacher.  All of her educational courses are informative and hands-on.  When Connie is teaching, there are no dumb questions; she answers each question with dignity and respect.  She places special emphasis on helping moms succeed at breastfeeding.  Her parents and baby’s best interest are at the heart of all of her programs.  

            “Connie leads by example.  Connie began her career at our hospital in the emergency room as a staff nurse and quickly moved to the head nurse position.  When given the opportunity, she assumed the new duty to help establish the hospital’s new Family Birthing Center. She was the coordinator and nurse manager of the department, and now serves as the Childbirth Educator R.N. She has pursued her education and achieved her BSN.  And if she thinks a program or seminar will benefit our patients, hospital and/or community, she might even take a vacation day to attend at her own expense.  Then, once she learns a new skill or procedure, she shares her knowledge and expertise, creating a learning environment for all.  She keeps up-to-date on recent research and emerging trends, and gleans what will be beneficial.  Even though we are a small hospital, Connie doesn’t think small, and because of her, we were able to offer programs and services that may be seen only at larger facilities, or we will be the first to introduce the services at our facility.”

            And finally, “Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time to the Best of Your Ability is the guiding philosophy of Connie Powell.  One of her fellow nurses said, “If you are in an emergency situation, you want to look over and see Connie next to you, she has an OB instinct…she just knows.”  She is well educated and informed and this is the level she wants the new moms and dads she works with to be.  Her favorite quote is, ‘Knowledge is Power,’ and it is her belief that if the parents have an idea of what to expect in childbirth, they will be able to make the best decisions and be proactive in their delivery plans and they we be an involved member of their healthcare team. They will also be their own best healthcare advocates.  However, if they aren’t able to be or can’t make a tough decision, the parents know they can count on Connie to have their and their baby’s best interest at heart.  Her coworkers respect her abilities; her patients trust her.  She is Ohio healthcare at its best.”

            Finalized Winthrop, “Connie has educated scores of new patients on how to properly care for their newborn including visiting them in their home to assure all is going well. Connie meets all the criteria to be nominated as OHA’s Healthcare Worker of the Year, but one – going above and beyond the call of duty – is how I characterize Connie Powell!”

            “My FBC co-workers and the entire TBH Family have all helped me advance my nursing career, but it is also the many patients that I have cared for over the years that have brought me to where I am today. I am very humbled to receive this award,” finalized Powell.

            Connie and her husband, John, reside in Republic. They are parents of three sons and four grandchildren.

For the 11th consecutive year, recipients of scholarships given to children of The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) employees were announced during National Hospital Week, May 6-12, 2012. The Robert Regula Employee Children’s Scholarship Program honored 10 high school and college students this year.
            “The scholarships began as a way of investing in the future of healthcare and of providing an additional benefit for our employees,” said Michael K. Winthrop, president and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital. “We are pleased to again offer the scholarships to a deserving group of individuals,” Winthrop added.

            TBH awards $1,500 scholarships to eligible dependents of its full or part time employees who have worked at least two consecutive years at the hospital.  The students are to be enrolled in post high school academic programs, with a minimum of three of the scholarships reserved for students in healthcare-related fields of study.  

            Employees must first make application for the scholarship prior to March 31. The Scholarship Committee then meets to select the finalists for the award, and the recipients are announced during National Hospital Week. This year’s recipients are as follows:
Natalie Bova, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University, daughter of Dawn Bova, Pre-Admission Testing, and Barry Bova, Bellevue.
Kelsey Fresch, Nutrition/Biology, The Ohio State University, daughter of Lora Fresch, Castalia, Case Management Department, and Chuck Fresch, Bay View.
 Cory Hartley, Pre-Veterinary Studies, University of Findlay, daughter of Teresa Hartley, Diagnostic Imaging Department, and Jeff Hartley, Bellevue.
 Amber Oglesbee, Cyber Defense, Baker College of Flint, daughter of David & Lisa Oglesbee, both from the Emergency Department. They reside in Fremont.
 Amanda Pensiero, Doctor of Medicine, The Ohio State University, daughter of Denise Pensiero, Environmental Services, and Christopher Pensiero, D.P.M., Bellevue.
 Dylan Sabo, Business, The Ohio State University, son of Dennis Sabo, Marketing Department, and Karen Sabo, Bellevue.
 Christina Shelley, Biology, University of Notre Dame, daughter of Jackie Shelley, Community Services Department, and Marty Shelley, Bellevue.
 Rachel Stout, Bachelor’s Degree course of study, Ohio Northern University, daughter of Leanne Stout, Health Information Management Department, and Ted Stout, Attica.
 Sydney Vickery, Pharmacy, Butler University, daughter of Cara Vickery, Diagnostic Imaging Department, and Kris Vickery, Bellevue.
 Eva Wilson, Nursing, Firelands Regional School of Nursing, daughter of Cherri Wilson, Family Birthing Center, and Rodge Wilson, Bellevue.

Hospital elects board, officers
Jimmie Fitzgerald
The Board of Trustees of The Bellevue Hospital met in regular session recently to approve the slate of officers for the year 2012.

              Elected as officers were, Dean Miller, chairman; Ben Ball D.O., first vice chairman; Tom Barth, second vice chairman; Jim Shelley, secretary; Michael K. Winthrop, president; and Nancy Beier, Treasurer.

            Also during the meeting, new board Jimmie Fitzgerald Jr. was elected to a six-year term.

             Other board members include: John Bacon, Paul Douglas, Gordon Gibbs, Nancy Greenslade, Paul Howard, Douglas Hoy MD, Patrick Martin, J. William Springer, Dwight Hogue, Emeritus Trustee, and Daniel Herring, D.O., ex-officio, medical staff president.

 
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