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Senior Care Centers Prepare for ‘Silver Tsunami’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ten to 15 years ago, having more than one resident over the age of 90 living at Copeland Oaks in Sebring would have been “highly unusual,” says Kim Strabala. But the nurse liaison says the average age is “much higher” with today’s resident population. More residents 85 or older are living independently […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ten to 15 years ago, having more than one resident over the age of 90 living at Copeland Oaks in Sebring would have been “highly unusual,” says Kim Strabala. But the nurse liaison says the average age is “much higher” with today’s resident population. More residents 85...

In Assisted Living, Good Meals Nourish Happy Residents

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In assisted living centers, the role of food is hard to overstate. Proper nutrition improves health. Enjoying a good meal with newly found friends can combat loneliness. Being able to choose what they eat helps residents regain a sense of independence. “Food is really where it’s at. That’s what people look forward […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In assisted living centers, the role of food is hard to overstate. Proper nutrition improves health. Enjoying a good meal with newly found friends can combat loneliness. Being able to choose what they eat helps residents regain a sense of independence. “Food is really where it’s at....

Ankle & Foot Care Centers Launch Holiday Drive

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Ankle & Foot Care Centers Tuesday announced its 21st annual holiday shoe and sock drive with the goal of delivering more than 500 pairs of shoes and hundreds of pairs of socks to local residents through the Salvation Army. Through Jan. 4, the practice’s physicians,  surgeons and staff are collecting new or […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Ankle & Foot Care Centers Tuesday announced its 21st annual holiday shoe and sock drive with the goal of delivering more than 500 pairs of shoes and hundreds of pairs of socks to local residents through the Salvation Army. Through Jan. 4, the practice's physicians,  surgeons and...

Mercy Health-Youngstown Names Luellen as CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown today announced Dr. John Luellen as the newest CEO for the more than century-old health-care system. He is also the first physician to lead the system in its history, having started his career as an emergency medicine physician. Luellen joined Mercy Health-Youngstown in September as chief operating officer. He earned […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown today announced Dr. John Luellen as the newest CEO for the more than century-old health-care system. He is also the first physician to lead the system in its history, having started his career as an emergency medicine physician. Luellen joined Mercy Health-Youngstown in September as...

Mercy Health Named ‘Most Wired’ for Tech Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has named Mercy Health as one of the country’s “Most Wired” for the health-care system’s investment in technology. “Our investment in technology can be found in our surgical suites, our physician practices and even at home, through mobile applications such as MyChart,” said, Dr. James […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has named Mercy Health as one of the country’s “Most Wired” for the health-care system’s investment in technology. “Our investment in technology can be found in our surgical suites, our physician practices and even at home, through mobile applications such...

At-Home HPV Tests Work in Appalachian Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Screening women for HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a promising way to help detect cervical cancer early, but many at-risk women go without screening for the virus and without Pap tests that look for abnormal cells on the cervix. A new study from The Ohio State University found that mailing at-home HPV tests […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Screening women for HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a promising way to help detect cervical cancer early, but many at-risk women go without screening for the virus and without Pap tests that look for abnormal cells on the cervix. A new study from The Ohio State University found...

Where Do Americans Find Meaning in Life?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – What makes life meaningful? Answering such a big question might be challenging for many people. Even among researchers, there is little consensus about the best way to measure what brings human beings satisfaction and fulfillment. Traditional survey questions – with a prespecified set of response options – may not capture important sources […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – What makes life meaningful? Answering such a big question might be challenging for many people. Even among researchers, there is little consensus about the best way to measure what brings human beings satisfaction and fulfillment. Traditional survey questions – with a prespecified set of response options –...

Neil Kennedy Opens Detox Clinic at St. E’s Youngstown

Neil Kennedy Opens Detox Clinic at St. Elizabeth Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A collaborative effort between the Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers and Mercy Health – Youngstown seeks to improve access to addiction recovery services in 12 counties. The new detox clinic at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is the result of a partnership between Neil Kennedy and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley. An open […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A collaborative effort between the Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers and Mercy Health - Youngstown seeks to improve access to addiction recovery services in 12 counties. The new detox clinic at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is the result of a partnership between Neil Kennedy and the Mercy Health...

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...