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Blanchard Valley Health System to Host ‘HeartSmart’ Presentation

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “HeartSmart,” a presentation of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about heart health. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 South Main Street, Findlay.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a health fair featuring informational booths, screenings and more until 11:30 a.m. Boxed lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. and a panel discussion will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

The panel will consist of Michael Denike, DO and Pamela Reed, MD, physicians at Heart and Vascular Specialists of Northwest Ohio, a division of BVHS. Daniel Sak, DO, a physician at the Daniel J. and Maria H. Sak Sleep Wellness Center, also a division of BVHS, will moderate the panel.

Drs. Denike and Reed provide cardiovascular care at the Jane & Gary Heminger HeartCare Center located within Blanchard Valley Hospital. The Heminger HeartCare Center offers cardiac care services including prevention and rehabilitation, testing and procedures such as cardiac catheterization, stenting, angioplasty and open-heart surgery. The center also offers emergency cardiac care services as well.

Seating is limited. RSVP is required by Monday, June 17 and can be made by emailing or calling 419.423.5551.

Dr. Denike achieved his bachelor’s degree in movement science (kinesiology) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and completed his master’s degree at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI). He is board-certified in cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Denike is also a member of the BVHS Executive Steering Council as the vice president of medical affairs.


Dr. Reed received her medical degree from Michigan State University. She completed an internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship and interventional cardiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Sak completed medical school at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Brentwood Hospital (Warrensville Heights, OH) and his residency at the Grand Rapids Osteopathic Hospital (Grand Rapids, MI). Dr. Sak also completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI).

For more information about the Heminger HeartCare Center, visit

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