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Austinwoods Opens Assisted Living Wing

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The recently completed assisted living wing at the Woodlands at Austinwoods Healthcare Center on Kirk Road is just one phase of a multimillion-dollar expansion project underway at the campus, officials say. Company executives inaugurated the new assisted living wing with a ribbon-cutting Friday hosted by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “We’ve had numerous […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The recently completed assisted living wing at the Woodlands at Austinwoods Healthcare Center on Kirk Road is just one phase of a multimillion-dollar expansion project underway at the campus, officials say. Company executives inaugurated the new assisted living wing with a ribbon-cutting Friday hosted by the Youngstown/Warren...

Mercy Health Partners with OHSAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mercy Health announced that it will serve as the official health care partner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for three years. OHSAA promotes the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student’s educational experience. As OHSAA’s health care partner, Mercy Health will have a […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mercy Health announced that it will serve as the official health care partner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for three years. OHSAA promotes the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student's educational experience. As OHSAA’s health care partner,...

Mercy Health Brings Low-Cost Care to YSU Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last summer, the president of Youngstown State University’s Student Government Association, Ernie Barkett, had his third heart surgery. “I don’t want to say it was a good experience,” he said with a laugh Monday at the grand opening of the new Wick Primary Care office. “But it was a learning experience.” Growing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last summer, the president of Youngstown State University’s Student Government Association, Ernie Barkett, had his third heart surgery. “I don’t want to say it was a good experience,” he said with a laugh Monday at the grand opening of the new Wick Primary Care office. “But it...

Orthopaedic Practice Cuts Cost of Surgeries

Dr. Michael Engle, president of Orthopaedic Surgery Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the leaders of Orthopaedic Surgery Center considered the design for construction of a new ambulatory center in Boardman, they took a trip to Columbus to look at a similar site that recently was built. But even though the Columbus site is just a few years old and covers many of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the leaders of Orthopaedic Surgery Center considered the design for construction of a new ambulatory center in Boardman, they took a trip to Columbus to look at a similar site that recently was built. But even though the Columbus site is just a few years old...

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...