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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,...

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,...