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Health Care: Growth Report 2017: Mercy Expands Access to Care | February 2, 2017

Growth Report 2017: Mercy Expands Access to Care

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Donald Kline, Mercy Health-Youngstown President and CEO YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — One-hundred and five years after our first hospital opened its doors, Mercy Health–Youngstown remains committed to our founding purpose: to improve the health of our communities by ensuring access […]

Health Care: Salem Regional Medical Center Expands Outpatient Endoscopy Unit | February 1, 2017

Salem Regional Medical Center Expands Outpatient Endoscopy Unit

SALEM, Ohio – The newly expanded endoscopy center at Salem Regional Medical Center opens tomorrow, allowing the hospital to meet the rising demand for outpatient endoscopy procedures. Over the past seven years, said Dr. Anita Hackstedde , president and CEO, the procedure volume has risen 31%, with 3,700 performed in 2016. The new center is […]

Health Care: Health Foundations Seek Grant Applicants | January 18, 2017

Health Foundations Seek Grant Applicants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation and the Western Reserve Health Foundation are inviting applicants to submit proposals for their community health and issue-specific grant programs. The two foundations, which are supporting organizations of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, provide funding for projects that address the current priorities identified by each […]

Health Care: Study: Industry Funds Most Patient Advocacy Groups | January 17, 2017

Study: Industry Funds Most Patient Advocacy Groups

CLEVELAND — Patient advocacy groups – nonprofit organizations that provide counseling and education to patients and advocate for policy changes – frequently receive funding from for-profit industry, raising questions about independence and conflicts of interest, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic. In a national survey of 439 patient advocacy groups, a team of […]