Health Care

Belmont Pines Helps Troubled Youths Find ‘Big Breakthrough’

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – In psychiatry, one of the most important aspects of therapy is the perceptions of those involved. At Belmont Pines Hospital, a psychiatric hospital for youth, getting both patients and their parents to buy in is crucial to treatment. “You don’t look at what’s wrong with them. You have to look at what’s […]

Genetics Testing for Cancer Advances at St. Elizabeth

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Patients who are treated for breast or ovarian cancer understand the emotional and physical tolls the disease takes. Even when such treatment is successful, an underlying anxiety persists about whether the cancer will recur. Dr. Ayla Kessler, an oncologist at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, wants to make sure those chances are as […]

Shroder to Retire as CEO of Mercy Health Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Robert Shroder, president and CEO of Mercy Health, will retire from the system in February , the hospital executive announced this morning in a letter to employees. “This is a difficult letter to write, and one that I have considered writing several times in the past year, but I have decided now […]

With Merger Stalled, Jameson to Stop Delivering Babies

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Jameson Hospital will stop delivering babies Sept. 1, a decision made amid “uncertainty of our future merger with UPMC,” says its president and CEO, Doug Danko, and the resulting loss of one of its two remaining obstetricians. Jameson Health System announced last Sept. 16 its intent to merge with the University […]

NEOMED, Stark State Formalize Partnership

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The Northeast Ohio Medical University signed its first formal agreement with a community college Wednesday, with the intent of expanding its relationship with Stark State College. NEOMED and Stark State have worked together for 15 years, Gershen noted. The medical school has provided human cadavers to the community college’s anatomy and physiology […]

Mercy Hospitals in Valley Ranked Among Best in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, St. Joseph Warren Hospital and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital have been recognized among the best hospitals in Ohio for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. […]

Western Reserve Health Foundation Awards $142K in Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Western Reserve Health Foundation today announced grants of more than $142,000 to eight local health and wellness initiatives, including the Youngstown YMCA’s diabetes prevention program and a renovation of the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic. “We are pleased to support a broad range of health-related programs with this round of grants,” said […]

Davis YMCA to Offer New Fitness Program for Seniors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — YMCA of Youngstown will offer EnhanceFitness, an evidence-based physical activity program proven to increase the physical, mental and social functioning of older adults, particularly those with arthritis,. The programs will be available to older adults at the Davis Family YMCA starting Aug. 10. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at […]

Technology Advances Help Area Hospitals Stay Ahead

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — New investments in technology and diagnostic equipment have helped hospitals in the region raise the ante in terms of patient care in the Mahoning Valley, administrators say. Advances in imaging, cardiac care, screening for lung and colon cancer and preventive medicine are changing how health care is delivered in the Mahoning and […]

Medical Mutual Enrolling Same-Sex Couples

CLEVELAND – Medical Mutual of Ohio is treating the recent United States Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage as a qualifying event for special enrollment, the health insurer announced Thursday. This means eligible Medical Mutual members will have a 60-day special enrollment period beginning with the date of the ruling, June 26, to add a […]


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