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BWC Approves Largest Rate Deduction in 60 Years

COLUMNBUS – The board of directors of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) today approved a 20% reduction in the average premium rate it collects from private employers, which is BWC’s largest in nearly 60 years.    “We’re pleased to continue the trend of falling rates with a reduction that will save Ohio private […]

COLUMNBUS – The board of directors of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) today approved a 20% reduction in the average premium rate it collects from private employers, which is BWC’s largest in nearly 60 years.    “We’re pleased to continue the trend of falling rates with a reduction...

East Liverpool Hospital Team Visits Iceland to Learn About Fish Skins

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Representatives of East Liverpool City Hospital are traveling to Iceland to collect footage of a biotechnology company there using fish skin to repair injured tissue. The research at Kerecis – named the island nation’s fastest-growing startup in 2017 – focuses on how naturally occurring Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids can be grafted […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Representatives of East Liverpool City Hospital are traveling to Iceland to collect footage of a biotechnology company there using fish skin to repair injured tissue. The research at Kerecis – named the island nation’s fastest-growing startup in 2017 – focuses on how naturally occurring Omega3 polyunsaturated...

Ohio Living Awarded Grants to Support Hospice Care

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice has received $49,540 in grants to support its services in Trumbull County. The awards from the Hospice Trust of Trumbull County Fund and the Hospice Trust- Schlecht Fund, both component funds of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, will fund program expenses and allow Ohio […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice has received $49,540 in grants to support its services in Trumbull County. The awards from the Hospice Trust of Trumbull County Fund and the Hospice Trust- Schlecht Fund, both component funds of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, will fund...

Sheridan, Five Others Indicted for $48M Health Care Fraud

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Six people were indicted today in federal court for their roles in a health care fraud conspiracy in which Medicaid was billed $48 million for drug and alcohol recovery services that were not provided through two Braking Point Recovery Centers, not medically necessary, lacked proper documentation, or had other issues that made […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Six people were indicted today in federal court for their roles in a health care fraud conspiracy in which Medicaid was billed $48 million for drug and alcohol recovery services that were not provided through two Braking Point Recovery Centers, not medically necessary, lacked proper documentation, or...

Americans Worry about Weight but Don’t Change Diet

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland Clinic survey released today finds that while most Americans (88%) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren’t doing enough — or anything — to combat their own weight issues. The survey found 74% are concerned about their weight and 65% are worried […]

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland Clinic survey released today finds that while most Americans (88%) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren’t doing enough -- or anything -- to combat their own weight issues. The survey found 74% are concerned about their...

YSU Honored for Workplace Wellness Campaign

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the fourth consecutive year, Youngstown State University’s workplace wellness program has earned the university the Gold Level Award from the Healthy Business Council of Ohio. The award recognizes employers that provide comprehensize workplace health programs and promotions. Living Well, YSU’s program, was launched in 2009 and offers initiatives ranging from health […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the fourth consecutive year, Youngstown State University’s workplace wellness program has earned the university the Gold Level Award from the Healthy Business Council of Ohio. The award recognizes employers that provide comprehensize workplace health programs and promotions. Living Well, YSU’s program, was launched in 2009 and...

BWC Proposes Largest Rate Decrease in 60 Years

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation today proposed a 20% reduction in the average premium rate it charges private employers, its largest rate cut in nearly 60 years if approved by the agency’s board of directors. BWC administrator and CEO Stephanie McCloud told board members fewer workplace injuries and falling estimates of future […]

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation today proposed a 20% reduction in the average premium rate it charges private employers, its largest rate cut in nearly 60 years if approved by the agency’s board of directors. BWC administrator and CEO Stephanie McCloud told board members fewer workplace injuries...

Shovels Turn on $7M Ambulatory Surgery Center

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The procedures themselves at the Orthopaedic Surgery Center’s ambulatory surgery center won’t be too different from what’s done at hospitals across the country. What will be different, though, is the downtime afterward. “One of the biggest trends in health care right now is outpatient surgical care,” said Taylor Cera, the center’s administrator. […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The procedures themselves at the Orthopaedic Surgery Center's ambulatory surgery center won't be too different from what's done at hospitals across the country. What will be different, though, is the downtime afterward. "One of the biggest trends in health care right now is outpatient surgical care," said...

Masternick Memorial Center Receives National Honors

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, the American College of Health Care Administrators has recognized Masternick Memorial Health Care Center as a top performer in the industry. Each year, the association recognizes the leaders of top-performing skilled nursing facilities across the country through the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Masternick Memorial was […]

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, the American College of Health Care Administrators has recognized Masternick Memorial Health Care Center as a top performer in the industry. Each year, the association recognizes the leaders of top-performing skilled nursing facilities across the country through the Eli Pick Facility...

More Likely to Die from Opioids than Car Crash

ITASCA, Ill. – For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to a National Safety Council analysis. The odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose have risen to one in 96, exceeding the odds of dying […]

ITASCA, Ill. – For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to a National Safety Council analysis. The odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose have risen to one in 96,...