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NEOMED Seeks Patients to Assist in Student Training

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The Wasson Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University is seeking standardized patients to assist in training and educating health care providers. Standardized patients are individuals trained to portray patients with a certain medical condition, such as a chronic headache or stomach pain. Students interview the patients to practice their communication and physical […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The Wasson Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University is seeking standardized patients to assist in training and educating health care providers. Standardized patients are individuals trained to portray patients with a certain medical condition, such as a chronic headache or stomach pain. Students interview the patients to...

Johnson Pushes for Medicare Funding at Windsor House Tour

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Amid the shutdown of the federal government, there’s another concern over funding that U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson has his eye on: Medicare. “If we don’t reform that program, there’s not going to be a Medicare. We need to protect Medicare, as well as Social Security, for seniors and those that are […]

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Amid the shutdown of the federal government, there’s another concern over funding that U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson has his eye on: Medicare. “If we don’t reform that program, there’s not going to be a Medicare. We need to protect Medicare, as well as Social Security, for...

Workplace Wellness Programs Require Team Effort

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The importance of a healthy workforce is hard to overstate. Workers in good health are more productive during business hours and turn out higher quality work. There’s less absenteeism and morale tends to be higher. Then, there are the economic reasons. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and arthritis account […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The importance of a healthy workforce is hard to overstate. Workers in good health are more productive during business hours and turn out higher quality work. There’s less absenteeism and morale tends to be higher. Then, there are the economic reasons. Chronic diseases such as heart disease,...

Hospitals Now Must Post Prices – All of Them

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the clock struck midnight and a new year began, a new mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took effect requiring all hospitals in the country to post online a list of standard charges for items and services. Locally, the move has been hailed as a step toward full […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the clock struck midnight and a new year began, a new mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took effect requiring all hospitals in the country to post online a list of standard charges for items and services. Locally, the move has been hailed...

2019 Health Expo Seeks Vendors, Sponsors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vendors and sponsorships are being sought for the second annual Valley Health & Wellness Expo, to be held March 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. The expo provides residents an opportunity to explore health and wellness services and products, talk to experts one-on-one and learn more about […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vendors and sponsorships are being sought for the second annual Valley Health & Wellness Expo, to be held March 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. The expo provides residents an opportunity to explore health and wellness services and products, talk to experts...

Valor Recovery to Add Inpatient Services

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Valor Recovery Center, which began operating in July, will offer residential treatment services for addiction starting Wednesday. Since last summer, Valor has offered partial hospitalization programming, outpatient programming and intensive outpatient programming, said Misty Long, executive director. Once the 33-bed residential unit is up and running, the rehabilitative behavioral health center will […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Valor Recovery Center, which began operating in July, will offer residential treatment services for addiction starting Wednesday. Since last summer, Valor has offered partial hospitalization programming, outpatient programming and intensive outpatient programming, said Misty Long, executive director. Once the 33-bed residential unit is up and running, the...

BWC Awards $945,000 in Safey Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded $945,000 in grants to 38 Ohio employers in 31 counties to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “With equipment purchases, these employers can prevent injuries to their workers and reduce workers’ compensation costs,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh,  superintendent […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded $945,000 in grants to 38 Ohio employers in 31 counties to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “With equipment purchases, these employers can prevent injuries to their workers and reduce workers’ compensation costs,”...

Abdu Center Receives Guardian of Excellence Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the sixth consecutive year, the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center has been presented with the Guardian of Excellence Award for patient satisfaction from Press Ganey Associates. The award is given to health-care centers in the top 5% for patient satisfaction, based on evaluations between May 2017 and April 2018, among […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the sixth consecutive year, the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center has been presented with the Guardian of Excellence Award for patient satisfaction from Press Ganey Associates. The award is given to health-care centers in the top 5% for patient satisfaction, based on evaluations between May...

‘Meet Them Where They’re At’ is Top Lesson for Memory Care

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Working day in and day out with residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-loss problems is by no means an easy task. But with training and education about the diseases more extensive than ever, senior care centers have made leaps toward providing the best care for such residents as possible. “It’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Working day in and day out with residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-loss problems is by no means an easy task. But with training and education about the diseases more extensive than ever, senior care centers have made leaps toward providing the best care for...

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...