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Health Care: BWC Board Votes to Cut Public Employer Premiums | September 28, 2017

BWC Board Votes to Cut Public Employer Premiums

COLUMBUS – Ohio public employers will pay an average of 6.1% less in workers’ compensation premiums beginning Jan. 1. The cut will decrease the amount the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation  collects from these employers by $11.8 million next year. BWC’s Board of Directors voted today to accept Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison’s recommendation to lower rates […]

Health Care: NSC Debuts Fatigue Cost Calculator for Employers | September 26, 2017

NSC Debuts Fatigue Cost Calculator for Employers

INDIANAPOLIS — New research from the National Safety Council and the Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative reveals that a U.S. employer with 1,000 workers stands to lose about $1.4 million each year in absenteeism, diminished productivity, and health care costs because of exhausted employees, many of whom have undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders. The costs […]

Health Care: ‘Survivor’ Contestant Seeks Support for ‘Warriors of Purpose’ | September 15, 2017

‘Survivor’ Contestant Seeks Support for ‘Warriors of Purpose’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A former contestant on CBS’s “Survivor” was in town Thursday to promote his initiative to address substance abuse and related mental health issues by targeting young people. Rodney Lavoie Jr., who appeared on the show’s 30th season in 2015, is CEO of Warriors of Purpose. The organization connects young people with reality-show […]

Health Care: St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Lifts Lockdown | September 14, 2017

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Lifts Lockdown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Operations are resuming at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital following a search for a robbery suspect that had the hospital in lockdown for more than an hour. “Operations have resumed as normal,” spokeswoman Carrie Kandes said this afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., U.S. marshals stationed in the Mahoning Valley, in conjunction with local law […]

Health Care: St. E’s Boardman to Open Ambulatory Pharmacy | September 8, 2017

St. E’s Boardman to Open Ambulatory Pharmacy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital today cut the ribbon to announce “Meds to Beds,” an initiative centered on a new ambulatory pharmacy that will provide prescription medications and at-home therapies to patients before they are discharged. The pharmacy will open next month upon the completion of agreements with insurance providers, officials said. It […]

Health Care: BWC Awards 14 Safety Intervention Grants | September 7, 2017

BWC Awards 14 Safety Intervention Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fourteen employers will share $375,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. The grants, from BWC’s Safety Intervention program, we approved in July and announced Thursday. “The prevention of workplace injuries helps Ohio workers remain healthy and […]