Health Care

Ergonomics Is Safety Council Topic Sept. 9

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Learning how to incorporate ergonomics into the workplace is the subject at noon Sept. 9 during the monthly meeting of the Mahoning Valley Safety Council in the social hall of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The safety council is administered by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber. Mike Rienerth, ergonomics consultant and […]

Restaurants Raise Funds for Akron Children’s

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Several Mahoning Valley restaurants will host Miracle Meals fundraisers this week to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Miracle Meals fundraising events are being conducted at local restaurants throughout the summer to benefit the upcoming Miracles and Promises Radiothon, which will be held Sept. 23 to 25 on the hospital’s Beeghly campus […]

Access to Care Is Basis for Seeking More Jameson Proposals

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Asking Jameson Health System to seek more purchase proposals before settling on UPMC was a matter of ensuring that prices won’t rise for those it serves. So said a spokesman for the office of the Pennsylvania attorney general Thursday. “Our public protection lawyers have seen some competitive issues that may arise […]

Access to Care Is Basis for Seeking More Jameson Merger Proposals

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Asking Jameson Health System to seek more purchase proposals before settling on UPMC was a matter of ensuring that prices won’t rise for those it serves. So said a spokesman for the office of the Pennsylvania attorney general Thursday. “Our public protection lawyers have seen some competitive issues that may arise […]

Nugent Breaks Ground for Lakes at Jefferson

MERCER, Pa. – In four months, the plans for The Nugent Group’s newest continuing care retirement center went from a rough sketch to a groundbreaking in Jefferson Township that featured contractors and local officeholders. It all happened quickly, so quickly in fact, that Nugent Group President John Nugent could barely believe it. “I’ve been building […]

At AG’s Urging, Jameson Seeks More Merger Proposals

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General wants Jameson Health System to seek proposals from potential merger partners other than the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before it determines whether UPMC’s proposed acquisition violates competitive guidelines. UPMC and Jameson signed a tentative merger agreement last September that was expected to be […]

ACH Offers Free Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Akron Children’s Hospital is offering free programs intended to reduce childhood obesity in the Mahoning Valley such as the Fitness Lifestyle Challenge. The challenge is a six-week program that promotes fitness and good eating habits, and safe, gradual weight loss. In the Mahoning Valley, 38% of children are overweight or obese compared […]

YSU Gets Grant for Online Nursing Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Board of Nursing awarded $182,984 to Youngstown State University’s nursing department to expand and increase enrollment in its online registered nurse-bachelor of science in nursing completion program. The award from the Nurse Education Grant Program will allow YSU to create a full-time position to work with the RN-BSN faculty coordinator […]

Park Vista’s Kolenich Named Baldridge Award Examiner

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Brian Kolenich, executive director of Park Vista Retirement Community, Youngstown, Ohio, has been named to the board of examiners for the 2015 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The award, named in honor of the 26th U.S. secretary of commerce and a former businessman who encouraged excellence, is the nation’s highest honor for […]

When Music Becomes the Best Medicine for Dementia

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – You’re riding in your car, the radio playing, when a song comes on that sends you reeling into your past. Perhaps it’s the melody, the harmonies, the arrangements, or lyrics that take you there, recapturing a special moment in your life – a first love, a party, a family vacation – as […]

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