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Health Care: CBO Scoring of Health Care Bill Draws Criticism | May 25, 2017

CBO Scoring of Health Care Bill Draws Criticism

WASHINGTON – Democrats and advocacy groups wasted little time responding to the Congressional Budget office’s scoring of the American Health Care Act, legislation passed earlier this year to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The CBO scoring, released Thursday, projects 14 million more Americans would be without health insurance coverage under AHCA by next year. […]

Health Care: Schiavoni Introduces Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis | May 18, 2017

Schiavoni Introduces Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Sens. Joe Schiavoni, D-32 Boardman, and Kenny Yurko, D-Richmond Heights, Wednesday announced they have introduced legislation intended to provide more resources to fight the opioid crisis in Ohio. “This bill would allow us to start addressing the opioid crisis immediately and send resources where they’d be most useful,” Schiavoni said. “Every […]

Health Care: Addiction Is a Disease, Treat It as Such: Roundtable | May 17, 2017

Addiction Is a Disease, Treat It as Such: Roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Opiate addicts are in the headlines every day but the widespread addiction to other substances, both legal and illegal, is affecting the social, physical and economic health of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, a Business Journal roundtable held Tuesday found. In Trumbull County, opiate addiction is the No. 1 diagnosis, followed by alcohol […]

Health Care: Steward Health System Retains ValleyCare Brand | May 5, 2017

Steward Health System Retains ValleyCare Brand

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three local hospitals acquired this week by Steward Health Care System will continue to operate under the ValleyCare Health System of Ohio brand, a Steward spokesman said. The Boston-based, physician-led group completed its acquisition Monday of eight hospitals from Community Health Systems Inc., including four in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. CHS […]

Health Care: Steward Health Care Completes Purchase of 4 Area Hospitals | May 2, 2017

Steward Health Care Completes Purchase of 4 Area Hospitals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representatives of Steward Health Care System today will tour three local hospitals that the Boston-based medical group officially acquired Monday. Steward Health Care System and Community Health Systems Inc., based in Franklin, Tenn., announced after close of markets that Steward had completed its purchase of eight CHS hospitals. They include Northside Medical […]