Health Care

Mercy Health to Open Howland Medical Center

WARREN, Ohio – Mercy Health plans to cut the ribbon April 5 to open its $14.5 million Howland Medical Center at 1932 Niles-Cortland Road NE. The 50,000-square-foot outpatient center brings together physicians, surgeons, rehabilitation and diagnostic, imaging and lab services in a single location, the health system says. Ground was broken last May for the […]

Danko to Retire June 30 from UPMC Jameson

NEW CASTLE, Pa. —  UPMC Jameson President Doug Danko today announced that he will retire this summer after 42 years of service to the hospital. Don Owrey, president at UPMC Horizon since 2009, will step into the role of president of both UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon on July 1. Danko will assist in the […]

Residents of 3 Counties Not a Picture of Health, Study Finds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Adult residents of Mahoning County still smoke more, drink more, weigh more and exercise less than residents of Ohio as a whole, the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey of Americans’ health finds. The report also finds that adult residents of Mahoning County are more likely to have contracted a sexually transmitted […]

Most Executives Prefer Repeal of ACA, Survey Finds

NEW YORK — Most business executives want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed, finds a survey of CEOs, chief financial officers and other senior-level certified public accountants by the American Institute of CPAs. But they also expect their company’s health-care expenses to rise this year and next, no matter what happens in Capitol Hill […]

Lepore Family Creates Endowment for Medical Residents

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dr. Vincent Lepore Jr. has given the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley $75,000 to establish an endowment for a residency stipend program at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in memory of his parents, Dr. Vincent Lepore Sr. and his wife, Mary. Lepore Sr., a  native of Youngstown, served his internship at St. Elizabeth […]

United Way, Opticians Assist YCS Students with Glasses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s Success After 6 program is teaming with several vision care practices to provide children with free eye exams and eye glasses. Beginning this morning, students at Youngstown Community School will be fitted for eye glasses at the school. Participating practices include Sight for […]

Alta Gets Grant to Address Infant Mortality Issues

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Alta Care Group, a private nonprofit, has received a grant from the Mahoning County District Board of Health for a program designed to curb the high rate of infant mortality. The grant, administered by the health board, will fund the expansion of care coordination services provided by community health workers, who will […]

Salem Optometrist to Lead State Organization

SALEM, Ohio — Dr. Rebecca Brown will serve as president of the Ohio Optometric Association. She was selected at the East West Eye Conference recently. Brown, who practices at Essential Vision Care here, has served in the association as a zone governor, trustee and several officer positions. She was selected to her new role by […]

BWC Proposes $1 Billion Rebate on Premiums

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation proposes rebating $1 billion to the state’s private and public employers, the third such rebate since 2013. The proposal was announced Monday by Gov. John Kasich and BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison during a press event at Dynamit, a Columbus company that creates web and mobile applications. […]

Ohio Dems Decry House Committees’ Rush Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The four Democrats who represent Ohio in the House of Representatives today joined together to voice their opposition to the current Republican health care proposal. In a joint statement, Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13, Marcy Kaptur, D-9, Marcia L. Fudge ,D-11, and Joyce Beatty, D-3,  said Republican-led committees in the House began moving […]

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