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Jacobs Chosen as Second Quarter Good Help Winner
Anita Jacobs is the hospital’s second quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2014.

OLBH Receives Patient Experience Award for Seventh Straight Year
OLBH has received Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the seventh straight year. The hospital placed in the top five percent in the nation.

OLBH Awards Inaugural DAISY Award to Workman
OLBH has awarded its inaugural DAISY Award to Pamela Workman, BSN, RN. The honor is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

OLBH Volunteers to be Honored During National Volunteer Week
OLBH is celebrating National Volunteer Week by hosting an appreciation luncheon for its volunteers April 9. WSAZ meteorologist Tony Cavalier will be the event’s speaker.

Heart Failure Clinic Open House April 8
OLBH will host an open house at the new OLBH Heart Failure Clinic Tuesday, April 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. The clinic is located on the hospital campus on the second floor of the Human Motion Vitality Center.

OLBH Receives ECHO Accreditation
OLBH has been awarded a three-year accreditation in echocardiography in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

Bloomer Joins Bellefonte Advanced Pain Physicians
Nurse practitioner Joanna Bloomer has joined the Bellefonte Physician Services practice of Bellefonte Advanced Pain Physicians

OLBH Mobile Mammography Schedule for April Released
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of April has been released. To attend any of the scheduled stops call the OLBH Women’s Center at (606) 836-PINK (7465).

OLBH Cosponsors 2014 Spring Wellness Challenge; Kickoff Event April 2
A business kickoff event for the upcoming 2014 Spring Wellness Challenge will take place Wednesday, April 2 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Caucus Room on the Ironton campus of Ohio University.

OLBH Donates to Safe Harbor
OLBH employees adopted a three-bedroom suite at Safe Harbor’s renovated emergency shelter and conducted a donation drive to fill the room with needed items.

OLBH Receives $50,000 Grant for Walking Trail
OLBH has been awarded $50,000 in grant funding to refurbish and improve the OLBH Community Trail .

Hammond to Lead Population Health Program
Bob Hammond has accepted the role of corporate health specialist at OLBH, where he will lead the Population Health Analytics program at the hospital.

Diabetes & Wound Care Center Recognized as Center of Distinction
The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center is a recipient of the 2013 Robert Warriner III, M.D., Center of Distinction Award, in recognition of outstanding patient satisfaction, quality performance and clinical excellence.

Professional Pediatrics Announces Certifications
Professional Pediatrics practitioners Kelli Brown, M.D., and Alissa Parker, APRN, recently achieved advanced certifications.

OLBH and KDMC partner for March 7 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event
OLBHand KDMC are partnering with several others for a special Colorectal Cancer Awareness event March 7.

Settles Joins OLBH
Gastroenterologist Diane Settles, M.D., has joined the Bellefonte Physician Services practice of Bellefonte Digestive Disease Center (1101 St. Christopher Drive, Suite 300).

Mobile Mammography Schedule for March Released
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of March has been released. To attend any of the scheduled stops call the OLBH Women’s Center at (606) 836-PINK (7465).

OLBH Opens Heart Failure Clinic
OLBH has unveiled the new OLBH Heart Failure Clinic which now is accepting patients. The clinic is located on the hospital campus on the second floor of the Human Motion Vitality Center.

Health Ministry Welcomes St. James AME Church
OLBH Healthy Community Services has welcomed St. James AME Church in Ashland as a new partner in health ministry.

A.W.A.K.E. Event Scheduled for March 7
The OLBH Sleep Lab is hosting its quarterly support group for individuals with sleep apnea March 7.

OLBH Auxiliary Donates $85,500
The OLBH Auxiliary recently presented OLBH officials with a check for $55,500 to complete the $85,500 total the auxiliary raised in 2013 to benefit hospital programs.

Grizzle New Stroke Coordinator
Natalie Grizzle, RN, BSN, has accepted the role of OLBH stroke coordinator.

OLBH Earns Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
OLBH has received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.

Oncology Annual Report Now Online
OLBH and its Cancer Care at Bellefonte program have produced the hospital’s 2013 Oncology Annual Report and have made it available online.

Better Breathers Support Group at OLBH Feb. 17
OLBH will host a Better Breathers support group meeting Monday, Feb. 17 at noon at Bellefonte Centre (2000 Ashland Drive, Russell) on the campus of OLBH.

O’Dell Moves to OLBH Campus
Internal medicine physician Ben O’Dell, M.D., has relocated his office to the OLBH campus.

OLBH at Health Fair for National Wear Red Day
OLBH will participate in a health fair Friday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center. The fair coincides with the 11th annual National Wear Red Day.

Free Prostate Screenings at Grayson Feb. 19
OLBH will provide free prostate screenings Wednesday, Feb. 19 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Bellefonte Primary Care Grayson (100 Bellefonte Drive, Grayson).

Mobile Mammography Unit Releases February Schedule
The OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of February has been released.

OLBH Presents Wine, Dine and Design Feb. 7
OLBH will host Wine, Dine and Design Friday, Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Pendleton Art Center, 1537 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. Wine, Dine and Design is a fundraiser open to both men and women in recognition of Go Red for Women and the 11th annual National We

Ward Achieves Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certification
Margaret Ward, nurse navigator at the OLBH Women’s Center, recently received her certification as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner.

Qualls Named Good Help Winner for First Quarter
Linda Qualls has been named the hospital’s first quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2014.

Safe Sitter Class Jan. 18
OLBH's Healthy Community Services (HCS) will host a Safe Sitter class Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the OLBH campus.

Jones Receives Certification
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators has renewed the Certified Educator (CDE) status of Tawnia Jones, RN, MSN, diabetes clinical coordinator at the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center.

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