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Ohio Workers’ Comp Premiums to Drop 12%

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Workers’ compensation premium rates for Ohio private employers will fall an additional 12 percent beginning July 1. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors today approved the cut that will save private employers in the BWC system $163.5 million over this year’s premiums. BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison said she attributes […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Workers’ compensation premium rates for Ohio private employers will fall an additional 12 percent beginning July 1. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors today approved the cut that will save private employers in the BWC system $163.5 million over this year’s premiums. BWC Administrator/CEO...

Mercy Health, Bon Secours to Merge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based operator of St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren hospitals, announced late Wednesday its intention to merge with Bon Secours Health System, based in Marriottsville, Md. Mercy and Bon Secours are Catholic health ministries. Mercy operates 23 hospitals and 26 post-acrute care facilities in Ohio […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based operator of St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren hospitals, announced late Wednesday its intention to merge with Bon Secours Health System, based in Marriottsville, Md. Mercy and Bon Secours are Catholic health ministries. Mercy operates 23 hospitals and 26...

Opioid Summit Set for Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Community Opioid Summit II will be held Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. The event, which is open to the public and free of charge, will run from10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m,. It is sponsored by Mahoning County Juvenile Court and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. The program will be moderated […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Community Opioid Summit II will be held Wednesday at the Covelli Centre. The event, which is open to the public and free of charge, will run from10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m,. It is sponsored by Mahoning County Juvenile Court and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board....

Help Network Launches Awareness Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Help Network of Northeast Ohio, formerly Help Hotline Crisis Center, is launching a new awareness campaign to emphasize the services it offers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. The campaign is spearheaded by two TV public service announcements featuring short messages from Help Network CEO Vince Brancaccio and a young boy reading […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Help Network of Northeast Ohio, formerly Help Hotline Crisis Center, is launching a new awareness campaign to emphasize the services it offers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. The campaign is spearheaded by two TV public service announcements featuring short messages from Help Network CEO Vince Brancaccio...

NEOMED Names Young Dean of College of Medicine

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University has appointed Dr. Elisabeth Young, professor of internal medicine, as new vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine. Young served as the interim vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine for the past year and is the first […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University has appointed Dr. Elisabeth Young, professor of internal medicine, as new vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine. Young served as the interim vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine for the past...

Cleveland Clinic Names Brian Donley CEO of London Site

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Brian Donley, chief of staff and chief of clinical operations, has been appointed CEO of Cleveland Clinic London, with his duties effective immediately. Donley will continue to serve his duties in Cleveland as well, until his successor is named, commuting between Cleveland and the new London healthcare facility. The clinic in […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Brian Donley, chief of staff and chief of clinical operations, has been appointed CEO of Cleveland Clinic London, with his duties effective immediately. Donley will continue to serve his duties in Cleveland as well, until his successor is named, commuting between Cleveland and the new London...

Ohio Living Park Vista Receives Five-Star Rating

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Living Park Vista has achieved a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Nursing Home Compare Provider Rating Report. CMS is a federal agency that evaluates nursing homes on both the state and national level. Several factors that go into this rating including health inspection, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Living Park Vista has achieved a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Nursing Home Compare Provider Rating Report. CMS is a federal agency that evaluates nursing homes on both the state and national level. Several factors that go into...

BWC Proposes Reducing Premium Rates 12%

Kasich, BWC Propose $1.5B in Workers' Comp Rebates

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­­– The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is requesting its board of directors to approve a 12% reduction in private employer premium rates. If approved, the reduction would go into effect July 1. “Ohio is in an outstanding position as the cost of workers’ comp coverage continues to fall, thanks to fewer workplace […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­­– The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is requesting its board of directors to approve a 12% reduction in private employer premium rates. If approved, the reduction would go into effect July 1. “Ohio is in an outstanding position as the cost of workers’ comp coverage continues to...

Innovations Conference Focuses on Valley’s Health

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the past 40 years, the public perception of tobacco has resembled something of an inverted bell curve. In the late 1960s, it wasn’t uncommon to see celebrities of all sorts hawking their favorite brands. But then, new advertisements started popping up, warning bluntly that smoking kills. Today, advertisements dealing with tobacco […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the past 40 years, the public perception of tobacco has resembled something of an inverted bell curve. In the late 1960s, it wasn’t uncommon to see celebrities of all sorts hawking their favorite brands. But then, new advertisements started popping up, warning bluntly that smoking kills....

Poland Pharmacist Files Mandamus against Ohio Board

Ohio Board of Pharmacy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Poland pharmacist has filed a petition in the 7th District Court of Appeals asking the court to order the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to assess whether pharmacists are complying with the state’s drug distribution laws. “I’m a pharmacist and I don’t want to upset the board,” said Raymond Carlson, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Poland pharmacist has filed a petition in the 7th District Court of Appeals asking the court to order the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to assess whether pharmacists are complying with the state’s drug distribution laws. “I’m a pharmacist and I don’t want to upset...