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Surgical Hospital at Southwoods Among Nation’s Best

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods was recognized as one of the best in the nation for patient experience by Press Ganey, earning the organization’s 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence and 2018 Guardian of Excellence awards. The acute care hospital is part of Southwoods Health and is the only hospital in Ohio as well […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods was recognized as one of the best in the nation for patient experience by Press Ganey, earning the organization's 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence and 2018 Guardian of Excellence awards. The acute care hospital is part of Southwoods Health and is the only...

Akron Children’s Celebrates Tod Family’s Generosity

BOARDMAN, Ohio – More than a decade after Tod Children’s Hospital closed its doors, the Tod family name has returned to the Beeghly Medical Park Campus. Members of the Tod family and Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley officials were on hand Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the relocation of the hospital’s newly renamed Tod Family Community […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – More than a decade after Tod Children's Hospital closed its doors, the Tod family name has returned to the Beeghly Medical Park Campus. Members of the Tod family and Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley officials were on hand Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the relocation of the hospital’s...

Newton Falls Woman Charged with Stealing $377K from Health Plans

Sammarone, Bozanich Indicted in Marchionda Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A 26-count indictment filed this morning accuses Pamela Priddy of Newton Falls of stealing more than $377,000 from health-care plans she administered and using the money to pay for personal and business expenses. Priddy was charged with 22 counts of bank fraud and four counts of theft from a health-benefit program. Priddy […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A 26-count indictment filed this morning accuses Pamela Priddy of Newton Falls of stealing more than $377,000 from health-care plans she administered and using the money to pay for personal and business expenses. Priddy was charged with 22 counts of bank fraud and four counts of theft...

Region’s Hospitals Graded on Patient Safety

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The three hospitals operated in the region by Mercy Health-Youngstown received different grades – an A, B and C – from an analysis of patient safety that assessed more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the country. And the two hospitals operated here by Steward Health Care also received different grades – […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The three hospitals operated in the region by Mercy Health-Youngstown received different grades – an A, B and C – from an analysis of patient safety that assessed more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the country. And the two hospitals operated here by Steward Health Care...

Their Mission: Healthier Communities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Whether it’s an after-school program for children, a blight-removal project in a distressed neighborhood or providing social services to the most vulnerable in the community, there’s a good chance that one of the philanthropic foundations in the area or their benefactors contributed to the effort. The Mahoning Valley’s philanthropic community still thrives, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Whether it’s an after-school program for children, a blight-removal project in a distressed neighborhood or providing social services to the most vulnerable in the community, there’s a good chance that one of the philanthropic foundations in the area or their benefactors contributed to the effort. The Mahoning...

Penitentiary Employees Raise Funds for Joanie’s Promise

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Warden Richard A. Bowen Jr. and employees at the Ohio State Penitentiary closed out Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities by presenting a check for $430 to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley in support of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. The donation will help fund Joanie’s Promise, which ensures that anyone […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Warden Richard A. Bowen Jr. and employees at the Ohio State Penitentiary closed out Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities by presenting a check for $430 to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley in support of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. The donation will help fund Joanie’s...

Russian Physicians Visit Joanie Abdu Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of Russian physicians visited the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center to tour the facility and learn how health care is delivered in the United States. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Boardman, the delegation was accompanied by Dr. Howard Mettee, professor emeritus at Youngstown State University. It included three […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of Russian physicians visited the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center to tour the facility and learn how health care is delivered in the United States. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Boardman, the delegation was accompanied by Dr. Howard Mettee, professor emeritus at Youngstown...

Wakulchik Succeeds Considine as CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital

AKRON, Ohio — Grace Wakulchik today assumed the title of president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital as William H. Considine becomes CEO emeritus. Wakulchik has been president of the enterprise since July 2017. “As president and CEO, Grace Wakulchik assumes full responsibility for the operations of the hospital enterprise,” John Orr, chairman of the […]

AKRON, Ohio -- Grace Wakulchik today assumed the title of president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital as William H. Considine becomes CEO emeritus. Wakulchik has been president of the enterprise since July 2017. “As president and CEO, Grace Wakulchik assumes full responsibility for the operations of the hospital enterprise,”...

BBB Partners with Medical Mutual, COSE for Health-Care Options

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through a partnership with COSE Health and Wellness Trust and Medical Mutual of Ohio, the Better Business Bureau of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties is now offering a health-care option for accredited businesses. COSE plans are available to businesses with 50 or fewer employees and are designed as self-funded options, with options […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through a partnership with COSE Health and Wellness Trust and Medical Mutual of Ohio, the Better Business Bureau of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties is now offering a health-care option for accredited businesses. COSE plans are available to businesses with 50 or fewer employees and are designed...

Deputies Drive Pink Cruiser for Breast Cancer Awareness

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Don’t be surprised if you see a pink police cruiser patrolling Mahoning County roads. And if you want to check it out and add your signature to the special cruiser, be sure to attend the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic Sunday at Youngstown State University. The cruiser was unveiled Friday at Greenwood Chevrolet […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Don't be surprised if you see a pink police cruiser patrolling Mahoning County roads. And if you want to check it out and add your signature to the special cruiser, be sure to attend the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic Sunday at Youngstown State University. The cruiser was...