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Health Systems Help Defray Medical Costs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Across the country, the costs associated with health care are rising often leaving patients in the lurch.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services forecast national spending on health care to reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027, with an annual average growth rate of 5.5% between 2018 and 2027, a figure 0.8% […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Across the country, the costs associated with health care are rising often leaving patients in the lurch.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services forecast national spending on health care to reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027, with an annual average growth rate of 5.5% between 2018...

Thiel, Sharon Regional Combine on Education, Health Care

Thiel Earns Third Straight Colleges of Distinction Honor

GREENVILLE, Pa. — Thiel College and Sharon Regional Medical Center look to work together to “strengthen and augment the health, education and wellness services” they provide here and throughout the region. Officials from Thiel and Sharon Regional, part of Steward Health Care, say the plan would advance the missions and strategies for each entity. While […]

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Thiel College and Sharon Regional Medical Center look to work together to "strengthen and augment the health, education and wellness services" they provide here and throughout the region. Officials from Thiel and Sharon Regional, part of Steward Health Care, say the plan would advance the missions and...

Ohio Initiative Gets $65M to Study How to Reduce Overdose Deaths by 40%

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Through a newly awarded $65.9 million federal research grant to address the opioid epidemic, The Ohio State University will lead a consortium of academic, state and community partners that aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years. The new Ohio initiative, announced today as part of the federal HEALing Communities […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Through a newly awarded $65.9 million federal research grant to address the opioid epidemic, The Ohio State University will lead a consortium of academic, state and community partners that aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years. The new Ohio initiative, announced today as part...

Hospitals Prescribe In-House Schools to Recruit Workers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the health-care industry stares down a shortage of workers, hospitals and medical systems are working overtime to find the people they need. And, more frequently, those new hires are coming from within their own purview, as nursing schools affiliated with hospitals graduate students. There’s always been a pendulum, says the dean […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the health-care industry stares down a shortage of workers, hospitals and medical systems are working overtime to find the people they need. And, more frequently, those new hires are coming from within their own purview, as nursing schools affiliated with hospitals graduate students. There’s always been...

More Workers Test Positive for Illicit Drug Use

SECAUCUS, N.J — The rate of workers testing positive for illegal drug use hit a 14-year high in 2018, according to a new analysis released this week by Quest Diagnostics. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly 5% in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in 2018), climbing to the highest […]

SECAUCUS, N.J -- The rate of workers testing positive for illegal drug use hit a 14-year high in 2018, according to a new analysis released this week by Quest Diagnostics. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly 5% in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in...

Trumbull Regional Women Donate $50K to Diabetes Effort

WARREN, Ohio – The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Regional Medical Center has donated $50,000 to the Women United in Trumbull County program to support the group’s diabetes initiative. Women United, a group affiliated with United Way of Trumbull County, was started in November and has directed much of its focus on addressing diabetes in the […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Regional Medical Center has donated $50,000 to the Women United in Trumbull County program to support the group’s diabetes initiative. Women United, a group affiliated with United Way of Trumbull County, was started in November and has directed much of its focus...

gLeaf Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Warren

WARREN, Ohio – Katie Barb of Warren has experienced her share of health problems.  She’s struggled with several illnesses – some of which were treated in the past with opiates. “That landed me in rehab in 2011, and I don’t want to go that route again,” she says.  “I was on about 30-some pills.” Barb’s […]

WARREN, Ohio – Katie Barb of Warren has experienced her share of health problems.  She’s struggled with several illnesses – some of which were treated in the past with opiates. “That landed me in rehab in 2011, and I don’t want to go that route again,” she says.  “I was...

Better Knees with Mercy’s Mako Robot

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Inside an operating room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Dr. Jeff Johnston holds a handle connected to the arm of a Mako surgical robot. Across from him is a screen with six images – it’s the same knee, just different views – criss-crossed with green lines, representing where he will make cuts […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Inside an operating room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Dr. Jeff Johnston holds a handle connected to the arm of a Mako surgical robot. Across from him is a screen with six images – it’s the same knee, just different views – criss-crossed with green lines, representing...

Helms Foundation Seeks Art Therapy for Valley

Helms Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After an eight-hour day of work, Christie Galazia looks forward to being home, picking up her paintbrushes and working on a canvas. “It’s nice to come home and to do something for me where I can relax and focus on other than what happened during the day at work,” says Galazia, who […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After an eight-hour day of work, Christie Galazia looks forward to being home, picking up her paintbrushes and working on a canvas. “It’s nice to come home and to do something for me where I can relax and focus on other than what happened during the day...

Full Scope of Specialties on Display at Health Expo

Valley Health & Wellness Expo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to discussions of health care in the Mahoning Valley, it’s the major players that draw much of the attention. Organizations such as Mercy Health, Steward Health Care System, Southwoods Health and One Health Ohio all provide a vast array of services, but the spectrum of care in the region […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to discussions of health care in the Mahoning Valley, it’s the major players that draw much of the attention. Organizations such as Mercy Health, Steward Health Care System, Southwoods Health and One Health Ohio all provide a vast array of services, but the spectrum...