Health Care

Union Reps Encouraged After Meetings with Steward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two officials from unions representing employees at ValleyCare Health System of Ohio hospitals left meetings today encouraged by what awaits under the proposed new ownership – including indications that Northside Medical Center will remain open. Today’s private meetings with staff and physicians at the three ValleyCare hospitals – Northside in Youngstown, Trumbull […]

Growth Report 2017: Copeland Updates Its Business Model

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Mary Walker, marketing director, Copeland Oaks SEBRING, Ohio — “While we cherish our rich history and honor all those who have played a part in it, there is an awareness of a new beginning on our campus today,” says […]

Labor Leaders Express Optimism About Steward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with bargaining units that represent various workers at local hospitals owned by Community Health Systems Inc., as well as other local leaders, were guardedly optimistic about the hospitals’ purchase by Steward Health Care System Inc. CHS, based in Franklin, Tenn., and Boston-based Steward announced Thursday afternoon they had reached an agreement […]

Labor Leaders Express Optimism Regarding Steward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with bargaining units that represent various workers at local hospitals owned by Community Health Systems Inc., as well as  other local leaders, were guardedly optimistic about the hospitals’ purchase by Steward Health Care System Inc. CHS, based in Franklin, Tenn., and Boston-based Steward announced Thursday afternoon they had reached an agreement […]

CHS Sells ValleyCare, Sharon Hospitals

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Community Health Systems Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its ValleyCare Health System of Ohio and Sharon Regional Health System in Pennsylvania to subsidiaries of Boston-based Steward Health Care LLC. The ValleyCare system encompasses of Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, […]

Growth Report 2017: Akron Children’s Hospital Expands to Meet Needs

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley added several services in 2016 to bring quality care even closer to home for families, officials say. Palliative care, which provides care to children with complex, chronic or serious conditions, is now […]

Growth Report 2017: Community Foundation Emphasizes Health

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Rachael Chacon, Donor services associate, Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has at the core of its mission improving the quality of life for residents and 2016 was a year […]

Businesses Urged to Establish Drug-Free Policies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Take a moment to consider these statistics: Four of every five people who abuse heroin today started their addiction by taking pain pills. Each day in Ohio, eight people die of an opioid overdose. In 2014, the Buckeye State led the nation in the number of recorded opioid-related deaths – 2,100. In […]

Assisted Living Center Opens in Former East Palestine School

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio – Christian House has opened and is accepting residents, ending a journey of more than seven years for its owners. Dean and Karen Christian purchased the former Captain Taggart Elementary School, 82 Garfield St., at auction in 2009 and spent $2.4 million to convert the building into an assisted living center, CEO […]

Growth Report 2017: Mercy Expands Access to Care

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Donald Kline, Mercy Health-Youngstown President and CEO YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — One-hundred and five years after our first hospital opened its doors, Mercy Health–Youngstown remains committed to our founding purpose: to improve the health of our communities by ensuring access […]

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