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Salem Hospital to Stop Delivering Babies

Salem Hospital to Stop Delivering Babies

SALEM, Ohio — Salem Regional Medical Center says it will stop providing maternity services by the end of its fiscal year June 30. Maternity patients scheduled to deliver after that date will be transitioned to other area maternity providers. “This very difficult decision,” as Matthew M. Bender, chairman of the medical center’s board of directors […]

SALEM, Ohio -- Salem Regional Medical Center says it will stop providing maternity services by the end of its fiscal year June 30. Maternity patients scheduled to deliver after that date will be transitioned to other area maternity providers. "This very difficult decision," as Matthew M. Bender, chairman of the...

Can You Handle a Health Care Crises in Retirement?

PITTSBURGH — For retirement, we plan and save for years, dreaming of the day when the alarm clock doesn’t ring. But we may not anticipate a major challenge in retirement: health care costs, or worse, a crisis. Health care costs will be significant in retirement, says Kathy Kraeblen, a senior wealth strategist at PNC. In […]

PITTSBURGH — For retirement, we plan and save for years, dreaming of the day when the alarm clock doesn’t ring. But we may not anticipate a major challenge in retirement: health care costs, or worse, a crisis. Health care costs will be significant in retirement, says Kathy Kraeblen, a senior...

Prima Health Care to Join Mercy Health System

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mercy Health-Youngstown and Prima Health Care, a medical practice with 30 physicians, today announced they have signed a letter of intent to bring Prima and its staff into the Mercy system. Mercy is the largest provider of health care in the Mahoning Valley. Prima cares for patients in Mahoning and Columbiana counties […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mercy Health-Youngstown and Prima Health Care, a medical practice with 30 physicians, today announced they have signed a letter of intent to bring Prima and its staff into the Mercy system. Mercy is the largest provider of health care in the Mahoning Valley. Prima cares for patients...

Clarett’s Red Zone Treatment Center Welcomes Justice

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Maurice Clarett welcomed Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy to The Red Zone Monday, a drug and alcohol outpatient program he established in August 2016 at 229 W. Woodland Ave. here and last August in Columbus. Justice Kennedy was joined by Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel, Municipal Court Judge Carla […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Maurice Clarett welcomed Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy to The Red Zone Monday, a drug and alcohol outpatient program he established in August 2016 at 229 W. Woodland Ave. here and last August in Columbus. Justice Kennedy was joined by Youngstown State University President Jim...

Valley Health Expo Draws 2,000 to Covelli Centre

Valley Health & Wellness Expo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Aggie Catlett’s experience Saturday morning at the first Valley Health & Wellness Expo confirmed how well its sponsors met their objective of exposing people to the array of health care and related services available in the Mahoning Valley and surrounding region. Catlett, of Poland, talked with Dr. Nicholas Styn of N.E.O. Urology […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Aggie Catlett’s experience Saturday morning at the first Valley Health & Wellness Expo confirmed how well its sponsors met their objective of exposing people to the array of health care and related services available in the Mahoning Valley and surrounding region. Catlett, of Poland, talked with Dr....

Chamber Expects Big Turnout for Health Expo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber was still taking calls this week from vendors interested in booth space for this weekend’s Valley Health & Wellness Expo at the Covelli Centre. The deadline was Feb. 14 to register, and no space has been available for some time, said Kim Calvert, vice president of marketing and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber was still taking calls this week from vendors interested in booth space for this weekend’s Valley Health & Wellness Expo at the Covelli Centre. The deadline was Feb. 14 to register, and no space has been available for some time, said Kim Calvert,...

Lowry Joins CFMV to Run Healthy Community Partnership

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has added Sarah Lowry to its staff as director of the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley, a new position created to advance the work of the partnership. The Healthy Community Partnership  is a collaboration formalized last year with a long-term goal to improve health outcomes in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has added Sarah Lowry to its staff as director of the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley, a new position created to advance the work of the partnership. The Healthy Community Partnership  is a collaboration formalized last year with a long-term goal...

Ohio Workers’ Comp Premiums to Drop 12%

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Workers’ compensation premium rates for Ohio private employers will fall an additional 12 percent beginning July 1. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors today approved the cut that will save private employers in the BWC system $163.5 million over this year’s premiums. BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison said she attributes […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Workers’ compensation premium rates for Ohio private employers will fall an additional 12 percent beginning July 1. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors today approved the cut that will save private employers in the BWC system $163.5 million over this year’s premiums. BWC Administrator/CEO...

Mercy Health, Bon Secours to Merge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based operator of St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren hospitals, announced late Wednesday its intention to merge with Bon Secours Health System, based in Marriottsville, Md. Mercy and Bon Secours are Catholic health ministries. Mercy operates 23 hospitals and 26 post-acrute care facilities in Ohio […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based operator of St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren hospitals, announced late Wednesday its intention to merge with Bon Secours Health System, based in Marriottsville, Md. Mercy and Bon Secours are Catholic health ministries. Mercy operates 23 hospitals and 26...

Opioid Summit Set for Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Community Opioid Summit II will be held Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. The event, which is open to the public and free of charge, will run from10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m,. It is sponsored by Mahoning County Juvenile Court and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. The program will be moderated […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Community Opioid Summit II will be held Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. The event, which is open to the public and free of charge, will run from10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m,. It is sponsored by Mahoning County Juvenile Court and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board....