Meridian HealthCare Adds Office in Howland

Meridian HealthCare added programs in 2019, opened another Trumbull County site and increased its staff to 294 employees at 13 locations. In so doing, Meridian marked 45 years of serving patients from 44 counties in two states. 

In February, the Youngstown-based nonprofit opened a site in Howland that offers family medicine and mental health counseling, reports Sarah Jones, development coordinator at the integrated health-care organization. 

Meridian’s South Campus on Chalmers Avenue completed exterior renovations including new windows and a new parking lot. And the campus added a withdrawal management program and primary care office. 

The organization also launched an art therapy program that has been successful in both residential and outpatient treatment programs, Jones says.

To support its expansions, Meridian hired new employees, including clinical and administrative staff. 

This year marks the 12th of Meridian’s Leadership Academy, developed by CEO Larry Moliterno, a 12-month program to attract, retain and empower employees.

 The program teaches employees about the organization, helps them grow professionally and cultivates company culture. Participants are selected through an application process and represent every department and site. 

“This helps to overcome internal obstacles by providing unique perspectives,” Moliterno says.

Programming and capital expansions were supported last year by local and state grants totaling more than $1 million, he notes. 

Meridian’s own development initiatives included its third annual Winter Sprinter run and walk, Food Truck Tailgate and inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign. 

The Winter Sprinter raised more than $10,000 for prevention and recovery while the Food Truck Tailgate raised $10,000 for veterans programs. 

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