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Unions Call Northside Closing a ‘Devastating Decision’

Nurses Union Calls Northside Closing a ‘Devastating Decision’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, which represents some 188 nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center, is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. today to offer comments on yesterday’s announced closure of the hospital. Membership from SEIU District 1199 will be on hand as well as U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, which represents some 188 nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center, is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. today to offer comments on yesterday’s announced closure of the hospital. Membership from SEIU District 1199 will be on hand as well as...

Northside Closing No Surprise to Area Hospital Execs

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This morning’s announcement that Steward Health Care would close Northside Regional Medical Center came as little surprise to the CEOs of two competing local health-care providers. Boston-based Steward, which in May 2017 acquired Northside along with three other hospitals and their affiliates in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys, announced its intention to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This morning’s announcement that Steward Health Care would close Northside Regional Medical Center came as little surprise to the CEOs of two competing local health-care providers. Boston-based Steward, which in May 2017 acquired Northside along with three other hospitals and their affiliates in the Mahoning and Shenango...

Mercy Health Unveils Renovated Infusion Space

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital unveiled its newly renovated medical infusion space on Tuesday, which will serve patients needing pulmonary, hematology, urology and renal care. In addition to the updated center, patients will benefit from coordinated services as physicians and pharmacists will work alongside the infusion center team to increase synchronization […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital unveiled its newly renovated medical infusion space on Tuesday, which will serve patients needing pulmonary, hematology, urology and renal care. In addition to the updated center, patients will benefit from coordinated services as physicians and pharmacists will work alongside the infusion...

Community Foundation Health Funds Seek Grant Requests

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation and the Western Reserve Health Foundation are welcoming proposals for their community health and issue specific grant programs. The foundations, supporting organizations of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, fund innovative projects that address the health needs of Mahoning and Trumbull County residents and specifically address […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation and the Western Reserve Health Foundation are welcoming proposals for their community health and issue specific grant programs. The foundations, supporting organizations of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, fund innovative projects that address the health needs of Mahoning and Trumbull...

YO LAB for Medical Training and Education Opens

POLAND, Ohio – Medical training and education lab, YO LAB, is now open for use at 3262 Center Road in Poland for medical practitioners, residents and medical device experts. The multi-purpose facility provides an opportunity for learning surgical skills, teaching techniques and conducting medical device development, testing and evaluation. YO LAB is 3,500 square feet […]

POLAND, Ohio – Medical training and education lab, YO LAB, is now open for use at 3262 Center Road in Poland for medical practitioners, residents and medical device experts. The multi-purpose facility provides an opportunity for learning surgical skills, teaching techniques and conducting medical device development, testing and evaluation. YO...

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...