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Salem Regional Gains Access to Mercy’s Institutional Knowledge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to a new partnership with Mercy Health, Salem Regional Medical Center now has access to the best practices and institutional knowledge of the state’s largest health-care system. “Health care is transforming at a rapid pace and hospitals must ensure that we are delivering the highest quality of care while reducing health-care […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thanks to a new partnership with Mercy Health, Salem Regional Medical Center now has access to the best practices and institutional knowledge of the state’s largest health-care system. “Health care is transforming at a rapid pace and hospitals must ensure that we are delivering the highest quality...

Baby Boomers Need ‘Adult Child Influencer’

Baby Boomers Need Adult Child Influencer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the baby boomer generation – those born between 1946 and 1964 – approaching retirement, more people will find themselves in the role of the adult child influencer if they haven’t already. And it’s a role they need to prepare for. Adult child influencers, or ACIs as jargon in the senior-care industry […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the baby boomer generation – those born between 1946 and 1964 – approaching retirement, more people will find themselves in the role of the adult child influencer if they haven’t already. And it’s a role they need to prepare for. Adult child influencers, or ACIs as...

Northside, Mercy Health Hold Job Fairs

Northside Regional Releases Job Fair Details

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Employees at Northside Regional Medical Center will have an opportunity to meet with more than two dozen regional employers during job fairs on Aug. 23 and Sept. 6. The employee-only job fairs are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Northside’s Medical Office Building A. Following the announcement on Aug. 15 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Employees at Northside Regional Medical Center will have an opportunity to meet with more than two dozen regional employers during job fairs on Aug. 23 and Sept. 6. The employee-only job fairs are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Northside's Medical Office Building A. Following...

Prima Healthcare Now Part of Mercy Health

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Prima Healthcare today officially became part of Mercy Health-Youngstown. As Prima integrates into the Mercy Health, patients will experience optimized, coordination of care, enhanced communication and experience across all Mercy Health and former Prima points of care, the health care company said in a release. Mercy is the largest provider of health […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Prima Healthcare today officially became part of Mercy Health-Youngstown. As Prima integrates into the Mercy Health, patients will experience optimized, coordination of care, enhanced communication and experience across all Mercy Health and former Prima points of care, the health care company said in a release. Mercy is...

Senior Care Industry Adapts to Changes, Challenges

Senior Care Industry Adapts to Changes, Challenges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A tight labor market makes more difficult what was already a challenging task for those in the senior care industry – finding enough staff and employees to fill the numerous openings in the region’s skilled nursing and assisted living campuses. It’s just one of the trends developing within the local market, which […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A tight labor market makes more difficult what was already a challenging task for those in the senior care industry – finding enough staff and employees to fill the numerous openings in the region’s skilled nursing and assisted living campuses. It’s just one of the trends developing...

Steward Hikes Northside Job Losses to 468

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An additional 80 employees will lose their jobs when Northside Regional Medical Center closes, the hospital’s operator informed state officials Friday. A revised notice provided to the state’s Office of Workforce Development under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act reported that a total of 468 employees would be idled when […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An additional 80 employees will lose their jobs when Northside Regional Medical Center closes, the hospital's operator informed state officials Friday. A revised notice provided to the state’s Office of Workforce Development under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act reported that a total of 468...

Northside Nurses, Elected Officials Sound Off on Closing

Northside Nurses, Elected Officials Sound-Off on Closure

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Emotions ran high as 11 nurses from Northside Regional Medical Center joined union representatives and elected officials at a press conference this morning on the hospital’s front lawn. Theresa Lyons, a wound-care nurse at Northside, addressed those gathered, her voice shaking as she talked about the services and upgrades that will be […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Emotions ran high as 11 nurses from Northside Regional Medical Center joined union representatives and elected officials at a press conference this morning on the hospital’s front lawn. Theresa Lyons, a wound-care nurse at Northside, addressed those gathered, her voice shaking as she talked about the services...

Ohio Auditor: Medicaid Pays Pharmacy Benefit Managers Too Much

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) charged the state a “spread” of more than 31% for generic drugs – nearly four times as much as the previously reported average spread across all drugs, according to a report released today by Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. An analysis conducted by Yost’s staff found […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) charged the state a “spread” of more than 31% for generic drugs – nearly four times as much as the previously reported average spread across all drugs, according to a report released today by Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. An analysis...

Northside Closing Was ‘Decade in the Making’

Northside Closing Was 'Decade in the Making'

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Steward Health Care’s decision to close Northside Regional Medical Center was “a decade in the making,” a spokeswoman for the health-care provider said Wednesday. Boston-based Steward announced yesterday that it would close the Gypsy Lane medical center. Northside, which opened in 1929, was among the facilities that Boston-based Steward acquired when it […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Steward Health Care’s decision to close Northside Regional Medical Center was “a decade in the making,” a spokeswoman for the health-care provider said Wednesday. Boston-based Steward announced yesterday that it would close the Gypsy Lane medical center. Northside, which opened in 1929, was among the facilities that...

Unions Call Northside Closing a ‘Devastating Decision’

Nurses Union Calls Northside Closing a ‘Devastating Decision’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, which represents some 188 nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center, is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. today to offer comments on yesterday’s announced closure of the hospital. Membership from SEIU District 1199 will be on hand as well as U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, which represents some 188 nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center, is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. today to offer comments on yesterday’s announced closure of the hospital. Membership from SEIU District 1199 will be on hand as well as...