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BWC Proposes 12% Drop in Rates for Governments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is recommending a reduction in next year’s rates for Ohio’s school districts, cities and other Ohio local government employers. BWC would collect $21 million less under the proposal the agency made Thursday to its board of directors today. The 12% reduction would be effective Jan. 1, […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is recommending a reduction in next year’s rates for Ohio’s school districts, cities and other Ohio local government employers. BWC would collect $21 million less under the proposal the agency made Thursday to its board of directors today. The 12% reduction...

Ohio Living Lake Vista Names Ference Director

CORTLAND, Ohio — Ohio Living Lake Vista announced Lori Ference has been named executive director of the life plan community. Ference most recently served as the administrator of Ohio Living Park Vista in Youngstown, a position she held for the past two years. According to a company release, Ference helped improve Park Vista’s overall and […]

CORTLAND, Ohio -- Ohio Living Lake Vista announced Lori Ference has been named executive director of the life plan community. Ference most recently served as the administrator of Ohio Living Park Vista in Youngstown, a position she held for the past two years. According to a company release, Ference helped...

Bright Health Partners with Mercy to Offer Medicare Plans

MINNEAPOLIS – Bright Health in partnership with Mercy Health will begin offering 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in Youngstown during this fall’s annual enrollment period. Bright Health headquartered in Minneapolis, currently offers individual, family and Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Colorado and Alabama. Ohio will be the newest market addition to Bright Health’s Care Partner Health […]

MINNEAPOLIS – Bright Health in partnership with Mercy Health will begin offering 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in Youngstown during this fall’s annual enrollment period. Bright Health headquartered in Minneapolis, currently offers individual, family and Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Colorado and Alabama. Ohio will be the newest market addition to...

Akron Children’s to Add Audiology at Boardman Campus

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Beginning July 30, the Beeghly Campus of Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman will offer audiology services for children and young adults. Led by Dr. Kathtryn Freeland, who also leads the audiology department at Akron Children’s office in Warren, the audiology ream diagnoses and treats hearing loss, provides hearing aids and coordinates follow-up […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Beginning July 30, the Beeghly Campus of Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman will offer audiology services for children and young adults. Led by Dr. Kathtryn Freeland, who also leads the audiology department at Akron Children’s office in Warren, the audiology ream diagnoses and treats hearing loss, provides...

Support, Collaboration Key to Treating Addiction: Roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio – There are many avenues to treating drug addiction, the Mahoning Valley’s care providers say, but among the options available, the work can’t stop when those in recovery walk out the door of a treatment center. “They need family support – many don’t have it. The inability to find a job because of […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – There are many avenues to treating drug addiction, the Mahoning Valley’s care providers say, but among the options available, the work can’t stop when those in recovery walk out the door of a treatment center. “They need family support – many don’t have it. The inability to...

Ohio Employers Share $2.9M in BWC Safety Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than $2.9 million in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be shared by 110 employers that will enable them to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment 3-to-1 up to a maximum of $40,000. […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than $2.9 million in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be shared by 110 employers that will enable them to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment 3-to-1 up...

Mental Health Board Forms ‘Preferred Care Network’

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — A network of 10 social service organizations in Mahoning County that serve a variety of needs has been created to give individuals and families seeking care confidence that they’re dealing with a reputable organization with a track record they can trust. The Preferred Care Network, formed by the Mahoning County Mental Health […]

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — A network of 10 social service organizations in Mahoning County that serve a variety of needs has been created to give individuals and families seeking care confidence that they’re dealing with a reputable organization with a track record they can trust. The Preferred Care Network, formed by...

UPMC Hamot First to Detect Lung Cancer with Robots

ERIE, Pa. – Because long cancer is often detected at an advanced stage, more than 90% of people diagnosed with the disease do not survive. But new technology is helping UPMC Hamot to detect lung cancer earlier. Auris Health Inc.’s new Monarch Platform is  robotic system that uses a minimally invasive endoscope to see inside […]

ERIE, Pa. – Because long cancer is often detected at an advanced stage, more than 90% of people diagnosed with the disease do not survive. But new technology is helping UPMC Hamot to detect lung cancer earlier. Auris Health Inc.'s new Monarch Platform is  robotic system that uses a minimally...

Seminar Looks at Medical Marijuana in Workplace

BOARDMAN, Ohio – On Demand Drug Testing & Work Solutions is hosting a “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace” seminar June 29. The seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Boardman Conference Center and brunch will be provided. Employers are invited to learn how to get medical marijuana policies in place that will affect their […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – On Demand Drug Testing & Work Solutions is hosting a "Medical Marijuana in the Workplace" seminar June 29. The seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Boardman Conference Center and brunch will be provided. Employers are invited to learn how to get medical marijuana policies in...

Mental Health Board Honors Mercy Health Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio —  The Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board recognized Mercy Health Youngstown and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley with the 2018 Leadership Award during its recent annual recognition luncheon. “We have worked with Mercy Health and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley on several far-reaching projects,” observed Anna Cobbin, a member of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --  The Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board recognized Mercy Health Youngstown and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley with the 2018 Leadership Award during its recent annual recognition luncheon. “We have worked with Mercy Health and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley on several far-reaching projects,” observed...