Health Care

CBO Scoring of Health Care Bill Draws Criticism

WASHINGTON – Democrats and advocacy groups wasted little time responding to the Congressional Budget office’s scoring of the American Health Care Act, legislation passed earlier this year to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The CBO scoring, released Thursday, projects 14 million more Americans would be without health insurance coverage under AHCA by next year. […]

Schiavoni Introduces Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Sens. Joe Schiavoni, D-32 Boardman, and Kenny Yurko, D-Richmond Heights, Wednesday announced they have introduced legislation intended to provide more resources to fight the opioid crisis in Ohio. “This bill would allow us to start addressing the opioid crisis immediately and send resources where they’d be most useful,” Schiavoni said. “Every […]

Addiction Is a Disease, Treat It as Such: Roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Opiate addicts are in the headlines every day but the widespread addiction to other substances, both legal and illegal, is affecting the social, physical and economic health of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, a Business Journal roundtable held Tuesday found. In Trumbull County, opiate addiction is the No. 1 diagnosis, followed by alcohol […]

Woodlands Health Care Receives Kovach Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Woodlands at Austinwoods Health Care Center won the Joan Kovach Safety Leadership Award Wednesday as an emotional Claudia Kovach presented the award to its administrator, Sally Demidovich, at the Maronite Center. Claudia Kovach presented the honor named in her mother’s memory to conclude the annual Mahoning Valley Safety Council safety awards […]

Steel Museum Uses Artifacts to Stimulate Dementia Patients

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For most visitors, wandering through the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor is nothing extraordinary. You wander the halls, perhaps led by a docent, and examine some of the artifacts from the industrial history of the Mahoning Valley. Maybe even learn a thing or two. But that format doesn’t work well […]

BWC to Hold Training Wednesday on Fall Prevention

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will hold a free training session on how to avoid falls in the workplace at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Boak and Sons Inc., 75 Victoria Road. Eighty workers from 22 employers have signed up to attend, says David Costantino, loss prevention supervisor in the Youngstown office […]

Mercy Health Holds Woman’s Heart Day Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health of Youngstown is holding its annual Woman’s Heart Day event Thursday that provides potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information people need to improve their health status. This year’s event is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. For the past 14 years, Mercy Health of Youngstown has increased […]

Mercy Health Holds Woman’s Heart Day Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health of Youngstown is holding its annual Woman’s Heart Day event Wednesday that provides potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information people need to improve their health status. This year’s event is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. For the past 14 years, Mercy Health of Youngstown has increased […]

Steward Health System Retains ValleyCare Brand

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three local hospitals acquired this week by Steward Health Care System will continue to operate under the ValleyCare Health System of Ohio brand, a Steward spokesman said. The Boston-based, physician-led group completed its acquisition Monday of eight hospitals from Community Health Systems Inc., including four in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. CHS […]

Steward Health Care Completes Purchase of 4 Area Hospitals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representatives of Steward Health Care System today will tour three local hospitals that the Boston-based medical group officially acquired Monday. Steward Health Care System and Community Health Systems Inc., based in Franklin, Tenn., announced after close of markets that Steward had completed its purchase of eight CHS hospitals. They include Northside Medical […]

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