Health Care and Wellness

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 Association of Medical Colleges, nearly 30% of Ohio physicians are over the age of 60 and the average age of those in the Mahoning Valley is 58.

“There isn’t a better way to help sustain the future of health care in our Valley then to grow physicians right here at home,” said Dr. Thomas Macabobby, director of Mercy Health’s family medicine residency program. “It is often that where physicians are trained, is where they stay.”

More doctors will be coming through the pipeline soon, he added. Currently, there are 45 residents at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital studying emergency medicine, family medicine and otolaryngology.

Pictured: The first 10 doctors graduated from the St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital residency program last week. Back row: Doctors Craig McDonough, Charles Farrell, Reed Morgan, Wynand Nel, Alex Daves and Haroon Syed. Front row: Deepti Sharma, Ben Miner, Shailly Saini and Valerie Posada.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.