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Senior Care Industry Adapts to Changes, Challenges

Senior Care Industry Adapts to Changes, Challenges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A tight labor market makes more difficult what was already a challenging task for those in the senior care industry – finding enough staff and employees to fill the numerous openings in the region’s skilled nursing and assisted living campuses. It’s just one of the trends developing within the local market, which […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A tight labor market makes more difficult what was already a challenging task for those in the senior care industry – finding enough staff and employees to fill the numerous openings in the region’s skilled nursing and assisted living campuses. It’s just one of the trends developing...

Steward Hikes Northside Job Losses to 468

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An additional 80 employees will lose their jobs when Northside Regional Medical Center closes, the hospital’s operator informed state officials Friday. A revised notice provided to the state’s Office of Workforce Development under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act reported that a total of 468 employees would be idled when […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An additional 80 employees will lose their jobs when Northside Regional Medical Center closes, the hospital's operator informed state officials Friday. A revised notice provided to the state’s Office of Workforce Development under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act reported that a total of 468...

Northside Nurses, Elected Officials Sound Off on Closing

Northside Nurses, Elected Officials Sound-Off on Closure

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Emotions ran high as 11 nurses from Northside Regional Medical Center joined union representatives and elected officials at a press conference this morning on the hospital’s front lawn. Theresa Lyons, a wound-care nurse at Northside, addressed those gathered, her voice shaking as she talked about the services and upgrades that will be […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Emotions ran high as 11 nurses from Northside Regional Medical Center joined union representatives and elected officials at a press conference this morning on the hospital’s front lawn. Theresa Lyons, a wound-care nurse at Northside, addressed those gathered, her voice shaking as she talked about the services...

Ohio Auditor: Medicaid Pays Pharmacy Benefit Managers Too Much

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) charged the state a “spread” of more than 31% for generic drugs – nearly four times as much as the previously reported average spread across all drugs, according to a report released today by Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. An analysis conducted by Yost’s staff found […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) charged the state a “spread” of more than 31% for generic drugs – nearly four times as much as the previously reported average spread across all drugs, according to a report released today by Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. An analysis...

Northside Closing Was ‘Decade in the Making’

Northside Closing Was 'Decade in the Making'

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Steward Health Care’s decision to close Northside Regional Medical Center was “a decade in the making,” a spokeswoman for the health-care provider said Wednesday. Boston-based Steward announced yesterday that it would close the Gypsy Lane medical center. Northside, which opened in 1929, was among the facilities that Boston-based Steward acquired when it […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Steward Health Care’s decision to close Northside Regional Medical Center was “a decade in the making,” a spokeswoman for the health-care provider said Wednesday. Boston-based Steward announced yesterday that it would close the Gypsy Lane medical center. Northside, which opened in 1929, was among the facilities that...

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...