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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 […]

Health Care: Mercy Health Awarded $51K for Dental Program | August 23, 2017

Mercy Health Awarded $51K for Dental Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio has awarded the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley $51,000 to help implement innovative dental programming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “We currently treat many children with ASD in the operating room due to their sensitivity to light, noise as well as communication and social behaviors,” said […]

Health Care: NEOMED Granted Longest Accreditation Term | August 15, 2017

NEOMED Granted Longest Accreditation Term

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University was granted continued accreditation status through 2024-2025. The full accredited term of eight years is the longest accreditation period a college can receive from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) board of directors. The review was based upon the accreditation standards and key […]