Category: Health

PCH Adds Emergency Response Unit

Paulding County Hospital has acquired an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in association with the Paulding County Emergency Management Agency. The ATV is equipped with a module for transporting a patient on a stretcher and an EMT. The unit will be made available to EMS Units, Fire Departments, and Law Enforcement for use for off road rescues,…

Paulding County Hospital Receives State Award

Columbus – Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports: Green Local School District (Scioto County), OMEGA JV 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and MESA (Franklin County), Paulding County Hospital (Paulding County),  South Range Local School District (Mahoning County),…

Paulding County Hospital Honored with State Award

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients Columbus – Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports: •          Green Local School District (Scioto County) •          OMEGA JV 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and MESA (Franklin County) •          Paulding County Hospital (Paulding County) •         …

Ray of Hope Camp Helps Youth Deal with Loss

CHP Home Care & Hospice will conduct its annual Rays of Hope Camp, June 27-29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at YMCA Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty-Union Rd., Van Wert. The camp is for children and youth (ages 6-17) from throughout the area, who have recently lost a loved one and helps them gain support,…

More Flash Flooding From Sunday Heavy Rains

The Villages of Oakwood and Melrose in Paulding County, Ohio suffered Flash Flooding Sunday evening, following isolated heavy rains the produced over 4 inches of rain in a short period of time. St. 66 and St. 613 were both closed for a period of time due to the high water. A number of country and township roads were or…

Flooding: The Day After

The Paulding County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency would like to help those experiencing flooding to read this and to contact them for any help. Flood Water After a Disaster or Emergency When returning to your home after a hurricane or flood, be aware that flood water may contain sewage. Protect yourself and…

Local Man’s Year-long Journey In Hospice

People often believe that hospice is for patients with only hours or days to live, however this is not always true.  For the family of longtime Van Wert resident Wally Purmort, the hospice journey was experienced for over a year at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. “My husband had a gradually debilitating disease…

Hospital & Nurses Week Celebration

Paulding County Hospital (PCH) is celebrating National Hospital Week. A week that was established in 1921 to bring attention to the vital role that hospitals play in the community. Paulding’s original county healthcare facility began serving its residents 1879 and was later referred to as the Paulding County Hospital in 1938. Though many rural hospitals…

Cancer Specialist Joins PCH Medical Staff

Dr. Nauman Shahid, MD joined the medical staff of Paulding County Hospital.  Dr. Shahid is board certified in Internal Medicine.  He also completed a Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Dr. Shahid specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders. Suitable patients may be treated through medication including…

PCHF Awards 3 students Healthcare Scholarships

Paulding County Hospital Foundation held the annual Membership Banquet April 24, where the 2017 Healthcare Scholarships of $1,000 each was a awarded to a student from each of the county high schools. The winners were: Brady Stabler, Wayne Trace High School; Son of Ken and Rhonda Stabler, Attending University of Findlay, Intended Major:  Nuclear Medicine…

Dr. James Gray Joins CMH Family Health Centers

Community Memorial Hospital has announced the expansion of its Family Health Centers staff with the addition of family physician, James Gray, D.O.   Dr. Gray has a family practice office in Auburn, Indiana at the DeKalb Health Medical Offices, located at 1316 E. 7th Street, Entrance # 4, Auburn, Indiana, on the DeKalb Health campus. …

NSCC’s Medical Assisting Students Recognized in Ceremony

Six students completing Northwest State Community College’s medical assisting associate degree program were recently recognized in a special ceremony held for the graduates. The medical assisting program prepares students for entry-level medical career entry in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The following graduates were honored for medical assisting: Defiance County:…

Mrs. International Visits Antwerp Health Students

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Priscilla Pruitt, Mrs. International 2016, visited Mr. Josh Hoeppner’s health class at Antwerp High School to talk to students about the Safe Haven Law. The Safe Haven Infant Protection Act allows a distressed parent to give up an unwanted infant safely, legally, and confidentially using safe boxes at public places…