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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,...

Hospitals Now Must Post Prices – All of Them

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the clock struck midnight and a new year began, a new mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took effect requiring all hospitals in the country to post online a list of standard charges for items and services. Locally, the move has been hailed as a step toward full […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the clock struck midnight and a new year began, a new mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took effect requiring all hospitals in the country to post online a list of standard charges for items and services. Locally, the move has been hailed...

2019 Health Expo Seeks Vendors, Sponsors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vendors and sponsorships are being sought for the second annual Valley Health & Wellness Expo, to be held March 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. The expo provides residents an opportunity to explore health and wellness services and products, talk to experts one-on-one and learn more about […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vendors and sponsorships are being sought for the second annual Valley Health & Wellness Expo, to be held March 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. The expo provides residents an opportunity to explore health and wellness services and products, talk to experts...

Valor Recovery to Add Inpatient Services

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Valor Recovery Center, which began operating in July, will offer residential treatment services for addiction starting Wednesday. Since last summer, Valor has offered partial hospitalization programming, outpatient programming and intensive outpatient programming, said Misty Long, executive director. Once the 33-bed residential unit is up and running, the rehabilitative behavioral health center will […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Valor Recovery Center, which began operating in July, will offer residential treatment services for addiction starting Wednesday. Since last summer, Valor has offered partial hospitalization programming, outpatient programming and intensive outpatient programming, said Misty Long, executive director. Once the 33-bed residential unit is up and running, the...