Briefly, Oct. 12, 2019

Two Mercy Health hospitals among the ‘Best Places to Work’

Mercy Health announced that two hospitals have been named “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare.

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital has been ranked No. 5 and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital has been ranked No. 48 among healthcare providers and insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list.

The complete list of this year’s winner rankings can be found at https://www.modernhealthcare.com/awards/best-places-work-healthcare-2019?awardgroup=+Provider%2FInsurer.

Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare reached out to a random sample of associates who were asked to complete a survey that inquired about employee recognition activities, holiday celebrations and gifts, support for continued learning and community involvement.

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital employs about 160 and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital employs about 350.

“We are proud of our hospitals in both Tiffin and Willard and are pleased that our associates believe in our Mission, community and patients,” said Bob Baxter, president of Mercy Health – Toledo, in a press release. “We want to create an environment that our employees can be proud of and this recognition solidifies the fact that our team feels the same way. We are honored to have received this recognition.”

Old Fort school board to meet

OLD FORT – The Old Fort board of Education is to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Old Fort Board office, 7635 N. County Road 51.

Tiffin City School groups to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education’s Program Committee is to meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the administration building, 244 S. Monroe St.

Also, the Tiffin City Board of Education Business Advisory Council is to meet at 8 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital’s McMullen Room.

Free chili to those donating Coats for Kids

Quality Welding Fabrication is to host its annual Coats for Kids event 1-6 p.m. Oct. 19, at 82 N. Washington St.

Those who attend and bring a coat for a child will get a free bowl of chili.

At 2 p.m., children can participate in the touch-a-truck event. Trucks featured will be a fire truck, police vehicle, John’s Welding and Towing and Clouse Construction.

In addition, there will be pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, face painting, a dunk tank, a fish pond and barrel games and raffle prizes.

Fremont man sentenced to community control

A Fremont man was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Alil Laquay Hatter, 23, had been indicted on a charge of illegal conveyance into an institution.

He entered a written plea of guilty to the lesser-included offense of attempted illegal conveyance of a drug of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility, a fourth-degree felony, according to court records.

Kelbley sentenced him to three years of community control and granted credit for 114 days served in Seneca County Jail.

Hatter must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary.

He also must be evaluated and complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program through Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services and undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, court records state.