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The Lima/Allen County community has three major hospitals and other medical facilities that offer quality care with state-of-the-art technology. Residents and visitors can take comfort in the quality of care and professional reputations of the physicians and medical facilities in the area.

Blanchard Valley Health System

The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, has opened its doors to provide both female and male patients with elite, comprehensive and personalized care. We offer an array of men’s services including cardiac medicine, cardiac stress testing, diagnostic testing, imaging, gastroenterology, inpatient/outpatient surgical services, laboratory services, orthopedics, plastic surgery, rehabilitation and more.

Several services provided at The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital include:

• Primary care
• Family-centered maternity care
• Gynecology
• Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
• Pelvic Pain Center
• Pain management
• Orthopedics
• Cardiac care
• Hematology and Oncology
• Mammography, ultrasound and bone density screening
• Physical, occupational and speech therapy
• Imaging
• Laboratory services
• Selective plastic and reconstructive surgery
• Beyond MedSpa

(Featuring a full menu of elective aesthetic options and cosmetic lines) Award Recipient

2017 Athena Award
Tammie Colon

The Demand Coleman Professional Services of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin counties provides a wide range of award-wining behavioral health services to adults. Our experienced and licensed staff serves individuals who are in crisis; and/or who are seeking assistance for an emotional or behavioral issue; and/or who have severe and persistent mental illness; and/or who have substance use issues. Coleman seeks to responds to each community’s needs by developing and implementing programming to help the communities become healthier.

The Task In response to the opioid crisis that many communities are experiencing, Coleman provides education and support for people suffering from addiction, as well as Intensive Outpatient Services, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Medically Managed Withdraw. In addition, Coleman provides Peer Recovery Coaches and Case management services. Coleman is also a key player in all of the specialty court/diversion courts in all three counties in an effort to help treat individuals who are committing crimes due to their addiction instead of incarcerating them.

The Team Coleman accomplishes their mission using a three prong approach. Our vision is to foster recovery by providing immediate access to services regardless of ones ability to pay, to build independence by providing safe, decent housing for homeless persons with a mental health and/or substance use disorder, and to change destinies by helping individual obtain meaningful work that can free them from the confines of government entitlement.

Coleman’s work is complimented by a variety of other stakeholders in our community who share similar a similar vision and passion for our communities health. The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board provide Coleman funds to help serve those who cannot afford treatment on their own and to create new and innovative services for the people in our communities. Mercy Health and Coleman work together to ensure that individuals who need acute care receive it and when they are able to return to outpatient community care that Coleman is prepared to receive them. Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Department, and local business all work with Coleman in an effort to help individuals get the treatment they need.

The Reward The reward from the work that we do includes partnering with individuals on their own personal journey to the lifestyle they most desire. Today we see individuals living and succeeding in our communities who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness who were once living in state hospitals. Those success stories motivate the work that we do day to day. While we are still in the midst of the battle with the opioid crisis, we have seen individuals beat the beast and be victorious in their journey to recovery.

As an added benefit, Bluffton Hospital features a private, convenient campus where staff members provide individualized care to each patient. Within this intimate setting, a network of specialists collaborate to ensure world class service. Bluffton Hospital has also been recognized by the National Rural Health Association as a top 20 hospital in patient safety.

We encourage you to speak to your family physician about referring you to The Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital. For many services, self-referral is an option. Whether you need routine screenings, maternal health services or care for a chronic condition, you’ll benefit from experienced specialists who understand the unique health concerns of women. Our team welcomes the opportunity to care for you and your loved one.

For more information please call, 419.358.9010 or visit our website at

We’re here for you.

Lima Memorial Health System

Lima Memorial Health System is dedicated to advancing health care in our region through the ongoing introduction of new programs, technology and services, coupled with an exceptional patient and family experience.

Early in 2017, Lima Memorial introduced innovative diagnostic technology to the region that can diagnose lung cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage, even before symptoms present. This intervention has already led to early treatment for a number of individuals, which undoubtedly has saved lives. As the only health system in the region equipped with this technology and expert care, Lima Memorial is revolutionizing the fight against lung cancer.

Lima Memorial is a leader in surgical robotics and garners national attention as a designated da Vinci® Robotic Mentor site for hernia repair. Surgeons from across the country travel to Lima Memorial routinely to learn from the best.

Lima Memorial is constantly focused on new innovations that will improve health care delivery and provide outstanding patient outcomes. As a result, the Lima Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute is establishing an electrophysiology program to provide the most advanced heart rhythm management capabilities in the region. Leveraging our relationship with The Ohio State University Heart & Vascular Center, physicians will be able to perform the most intricate electrophysiology procedures of the heart, right here, close to home.

Lima Memorial delivers expert and compassionate care, coupled with innovations that will keep you where you belong - close to home.


Founded in our mission to improve the health of our communities, St. Rita’s is committed to providing our region with the care they need, when and where they need it.

Beginning with more than 10 primary care locations, we believe that quality, affordable, and accessible care improves the health of a community. Building a relationship with a physician encourages our patients to be proactive with their health, addressing any small concerns before they become serious problems.

But, we also know emergencies happen and illnesses do not always follow a convenient schedule. So, for those immediate needs, Mercy Health is proud to offer 2 Emergency departments; 3 urgent cares, and 1 walk-in family medicine office, where patients can get the help they need right-away and after regular business hours.

St. Rita’s is also proud to offer specialized care for almost every ailment—whether it’s oncology, urology, pulmonology, cardiology and many more, patients are assured the highest level of quality, right here in the region.

In 2017, St Rita’s introduced the Neuroscience Institute, comprising a team of the best and brightest physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses, all aligned to provide world-class neurologic and stroke care in our community. Experts in complex neurological procedures, our surgical team provides a comprehensive care approach and proven quality outcomes. Being able to offer personalized, customized neurological care provides our patients with a better experience and more effective outcomes—getting them back to their lives sooner.

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