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Meridian and Alta Now Operating in Howland

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Patients of Meridian HealthCare and Alta Behavioral Healthcare can now receive services from both providers at the same location. The two health-care providers are providing fully integrated care for families from space at Wexford Center at 1950 NE Niles-Cortland Road in Howland. Meridian offers family medicine and outpatient behavioral health care for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Patients of Meridian HealthCare and Alta Behavioral Healthcare can now receive services from both providers at the same location. The two health-care providers are providing fully integrated care for families from space at Wexford Center at 1950 NE Niles-Cortland Road in Howland. Meridian offers family medicine and...

Harvest for Hunger Campaign Launches Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Harvest for Hunger, the annual campaign that benefits Second Harvest Food Bank, will be launched Wednesday morning at the food bank’s headquarters on Salt Springs Road here. The campaign seeks food and funds to help stock Second Harvest’s shelves during the spring and summer months when donations typically taper off. Last year […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Harvest for Hunger, the annual campaign that benefits Second Harvest Food Bank, will be launched Wednesday morning at the food bank's headquarters on Salt Springs Road here. The campaign seeks food and funds to help stock Second Harvest's shelves during the spring and summer months when donations...

Managed Care Saved Ohio Taxpayers $4.4B

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s managed care program is saving the state Medicaid program billions of dollars while improving the quality of patient care, estimates Wakely, an actuarial firm. Wakely analyzed state data to determine managed care saved taxpayers $4.4 billion over two years compared to what would have been spent on a traditional fee-for-service program, according […]

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s managed care program is saving the state Medicaid program billions of dollars while improving the quality of patient care, estimates Wakely, an actuarial firm. Wakely analyzed state data to determine managed care saved taxpayers $4.4 billion over two years compared to what would have been spent on...

5 Graduate from Mercy Health School at Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five employees at Mercy Health-Youngstown St. Elizabeth Hospital recently celebrated completion of a six-month School at Work program that prepared them to continue their educations and advance in their careers. Rosalind Blakely, Celina Christian, Emily Cross, Bernadette McRae-Elliott and Bonnie Strong are the fifth class to complete the program since it was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five employees at Mercy Health-Youngstown St. Elizabeth Hospital recently celebrated completion of a six-month School at Work program that prepared them to continue their educations and advance in their careers. Rosalind Blakely, Celina Christian, Emily Cross, Bernadette McRae-Elliott and Bonnie Strong are the fifth class to complete...

Cleveland Clinic Plans to Double Patients Served

CLEVELAND – The CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, today announced a five-year strategic plan to double the number of patients served over the next five years, while making Cleveland Clinic “the best place for care anywhere, and the best place to work in health care.” The plan was unveiled during Mihaljevic’s annual […]

CLEVELAND – The CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, today announced a five-year strategic plan to double the number of patients served over the next five years, while making Cleveland Clinic “the best place for care anywhere, and the best place to work in health care.” The plan...

Telehealth Connects Doctors with Patients

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At one point, it was the stuff of pulp science fiction novels. From the comfort of one’s home, one can push a button on his TV and a few seconds later, a doctor appears to talk over whatever ails him, maybe even make a diagnosis and write a prescription. Today, such health […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At one point, it was the stuff of pulp science fiction novels. From the comfort of one’s home, one can push a button on his TV and a few seconds later, a doctor appears to talk over whatever ails him, maybe even make a diagnosis and write...

Akron Children’s Pediatrics to Open Liberty Office

LIBERTY, Ohio – The Pediatric Associates of Youngstown office at 4308 Belmont Ave. here is transitioning ownership to Akron Children’s Hospital. The new primary care practice will open as Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Liberty Township, on March 5. “We are excited to add this Liberty location to our existing Mahoning Valley offices in Austintown, Boardman, […]

LIBERTY, Ohio – The Pediatric Associates of Youngstown office at 4308 Belmont Ave. here is transitioning ownership to Akron Children’s Hospital. The new primary care practice will open as Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Liberty Township, on March 5. “We are excited to add this Liberty location to our existing Mahoning...

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...