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NEOMED Among Partners for $3.7M Grant

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University is among the partners sharing a $3.7 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to study primary care for seniors. Over the next five years, the university and its partners will use online teaching tools, simulations and experiential training to improve training for doctors that will […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University is among the partners sharing a $3.7 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to study primary care for seniors. Over the next five years, the university and its partners will use online teaching tools, simulations and experiential training to improve...

Drug Treatment Centers Embrace Recovery

Brown Touts opioid crisis Fight Funding in Spending Bill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Dealing with those suffering from substance abuse is a challenge, but for Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare, it’s also an opportunity to witness progress by those taking advantage of treatment programs.  Fewer people are overdosing, Moliterno says. Yet staff at Meridian HealthCare has to keep up with the unrelenting scourge of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Dealing with those suffering from substance abuse is a challenge, but for Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare, it’s also an opportunity to witness progress by those taking advantage of treatment programs.  Fewer people are overdosing, Moliterno says. Yet staff at Meridian HealthCare has to keep up...

Cleveland Clinic Performs Its First In Utero Surgery

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first in utero fetal surgery, repairing a spina bifida birth defect in a 23-week-old fetus.  The baby girl was delivered via caesarean section near full-term June 3. Both mother an daughter are doing well, the Cleveland Clinic reports. “By successfully repairing the defect before birth, […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first in utero fetal surgery, repairing a spina bifida birth defect in a 23-week-old fetus.  The baby girl was delivered via caesarean section near full-term June 3. Both mother an daughter are doing well, the Cleveland Clinic reports. “By successfully...

Substance Abuse Affects Work at All Levels

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s become a common trope in the coverage of drug epidemics over the decades: substance abuse affects all kinds of people in all communities, with no consideration for age, race, vocation or gender. And, in a similar vein, so it affects all industries across the country and within the region. “There are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s become a common trope in the coverage of drug epidemics over the decades: substance abuse affects all kinds of people in all communities, with no consideration for age, race, vocation or gender. And, in a similar vein, so it affects all industries across the country and...

‘Booming Business’ in Getting Seniors Where They Need to Go

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For many years, transportation at Briarfield was contracted out, says CEO Diane Reese. But in the past few years, complaints started to come in, whether about the quality of the buses the contractor deployed or the ever-rotating roster of drivers. “Continuity is important to our seniors. They build relationships with our drivers, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For many years, transportation at Briarfield was contracted out, says CEO Diane Reese. But in the past few years, complaints started to come in, whether about the quality of the buses the contractor deployed or the ever-rotating roster of drivers. “Continuity is important to our seniors. They...

First Class Completes Residencies at St. E’s Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital has graduated its first class of physicians, adding 10 emergency and family medicine doctors to the area’s health-care ecosystem. The creation of the residency program five years ago at St. Elizabeth Boardman was driven largely by the need for young doctors in the area. According to the American […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital has graduated its first class of physicians, adding 10 emergency and family medicine doctors to the area’s health-care ecosystem. The creation of the residency program five years ago at St. Elizabeth Boardman was driven largely by the need for young doctors in the...

St. E’s Youngstown, Boardman Hospitals End Lockdown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An “all clear” has been called for lockdowns at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital after access was restricted in response to what a hospital spokesman described as a “nonspecific threat.”   The threat was received around 10:45 a.m., said Jonathon Fauvie, public relations and communications manager for Mercy […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An "all clear" has been called for lockdowns at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital after access was restricted in response to what a hospital spokesman described as a “nonspecific threat.”   The threat was received around 10:45 a.m., said Jonathon Fauvie, public relations...

Personal Care Homes Offer Lower Cost Option in Pa.

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Finding the ideal senior living community for oneself or a loved one can be confusing, especially when it comes to personal-care homes versus assisted living – a distinction that the commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognizes and regulates. In general, a personal-care residence provides housing and meals, along with assistance with medications and other […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Finding the ideal senior living community for oneself or a loved one can be confusing, especially when it comes to personal-care homes versus assisted living – a distinction that the commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognizes and regulates. In general, a personal-care residence provides housing and meals, along with...

Anthem to Acquire Beacon Health Options

INDIANAPOLIS – Health-insurance company Anthem, Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire Beacon Health Options, the largest independent behavioral-health organization in the country. Beacon, based in Boston, currently serves more than 36 million people across the United States, including 3 million in comprehensive risk-based behavioral programs. “We’re focused on providing solutions that address the needs […]

INDIANAPOLIS – Health-insurance company Anthem, Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire Beacon Health Options, the largest independent behavioral-health organization in the country. Beacon, based in Boston, currently serves more than 36 million people across the United States, including 3 million in comprehensive risk-based behavioral programs. “We’re focused on providing...

Community Health Needs Assessment Results Being Presented Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Board of Public Health will present the results of the latest Community Health Needs Assessment at an event tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. The public event will be held at St. Christine’s Parish Center at 3165 S. Schenley Ave. and will include presentation of the assessment results as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Board of Public Health will present the results of the latest Community Health Needs Assessment at an event tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. The public event will be held at St. Christine's Parish Center at 3165 S. Schenley Ave. and will include presentation...