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Blanchard Valley Health System Partners with Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Columbus, OH - 3/25/2013

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have joined hands in a collaborative partnership. This partnership allows pediatric and neonatal patients at Blanchard Valley Hospital to receive the expertise and resources offered by Nationwide Children's in Findlay, Ohio.

The collaboration offers increased access for area residents to Nationwide Children's pediatric specialists and extends state-of-the-art pediatric research and clinical trials to Northwest Ohio. In addition, BVHS physicians receive advanced education and training as well as direct consultation with specialists at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus.

“By combining the resources and expertise of Nationwide Children’s Hospital with the BVHS pediatricians and pediatric hospitalists, we can build upon the outstanding care we currently provide,” said Dr. Martin Hanawalt, BVHS pediatric hospitalist. “This will allow BVHS’ skilled medical staff to offer an even higher level of care in Findlay.”

“Nationwide Children's looks forward to leveraging our neonatal and pediatric expertise to enhance the exceptional care already in place at Blanchard Valley Health System,” said Gil Peri, vice president for regional development at Nationwide Children’s. “We will partner to meet the needs of the community physicians and their patients/families. Our physician and nursing teams will collaborate on protocol development, education initiatives, neonatal nursery telemedicine support and clinic development. We value this partnership tremendously and commend Blanchard Valley Health System for their proactive approach to optimizing neonatal and pediatric care for the children and families in Findlay.”

Blanchard Valley Health System provides a total continuum of care to more than 100,000 households in an eight-county area.

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