Health Briefs

By John Bush - [email protected]

Women’s Wellness Center receives re-accreditation

LIMA — The Women’s Wellness Center at St. Rita’s has been awarded a three-year gold seal re-accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents “the highest level of image quality and patient safety,” according to a press release. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR standards for image quality, personnel qualifications, equipment and quality control, and assurance programs.

This recent re-accreditation also reaffirms the WWC as a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence through the ACR, which is also a requirement for re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day scheduled for June

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Elder Abuse Awareness Day will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 29 at the Ottawa Senior Citizens Association.

A speaker from the Ohio Attorney General’s office will give a presentation on elderly scams. Crime Victim Services, the Putnam County Health Department, Job & Family Services, the Council on Aging, the Columbus Grove Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will also be present for the discussion.

RSVPs can be made by calling the Putnam County Council on Aging at 419-523-4121. Space is limited.

First National Bank to host long-term care workshop

FINDLAY — First National Financial Services and First National Bank will host a Long-term Care Planning Workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the bank, located at 1630 Tiffin Ave.

The workshop will feature a presentation by Bridgett Mundy, of Blanchard Valley Health System, who will provide tips and resources from her years of experience in the long-term care field. Guests will learn about home health care, how to plan for a transition from home to a health care facility, review programs that may help with the cost of long-term care, and understand how to determine what kind of health care options are right for them or their loved ones.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling or visiting any First National Bank branch in Bluffton, Findlay, Pandora or Ottawa, or by using the “contact us” feature at

By John Bush

[email protected]

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

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