Health Care

Swanston Awards $321K in Grants for At-Risk Kids

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The William Swanston Charitable Fund today announced $321,000 in 2015 grants for 10 initiatives focused on health and wellness of at-risk children, including new programs to connect more physically challenged kids to adaptive sports and support safer conditions in city neighborhoods. The Swanston Children’s Fund, which is dedicated to improving the lives […]

Mercy Hospitals ‘High Performers’ – US News

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Affiliates of Mercy Health Youngstown collectively have been rated as “high performing” in seven categories in the U.S. News & World Report, “Best Hospitals for Common Care.” They are St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Joseph Warren and St. Elizabeth Boardman. St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is rated “high performing” in knee replacement, treatment of […]

Roeback Named CEO at Sharon Regional

SHARON, Pa. — Sharon Regional Health System has named Jason N. Roeback, MHA, as chief executive officer effective July 1, a spokesman announced today. Currently Roeback is working as a project CEO with hospitals affiliated with Community Health Systems. He brings more than 20 years of experience in hospital and health-care leadership to his new […]

161K in Ohio Could Lose Health Insurance Subsidies

WASHINGTON – About 161,000 people in Ohio’s 16 congressional districts, including 19,000 in the two districts that cover the Mahoning Valley, are at risk of losing health insurance premium subsidies in Ohio depending on how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the pending King v. Burwell case. Nationwide 6.4 million Americans are at risk of […]

Student Exhibit Details 1900s’ YS&T Outbreak

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A student exhibit focusing on the outbreak of a contagious eye infection in Youngstown Sheet & Tube workers in the early 1900s is on display now at Youngstown State University. “Trachoma: A Case Study for Change in East Youngstown, Ohio 1910 – 1913,” a collaboration between YSU’s history department and Melnick Medical […]

Grace Woods Adds 4 Suites at Salem

SALEM, Ohio – Grace Woods Senior Living LLC has added four new assisted living suites to its primary building here, 1166 Benton Road. increasing the number of suites from 19 to 23. Rooms at Grace Woods consist of private rooms (single occupancy) or two-room suites (double occupancy). Each room is carpeted, equipped with an individual […]

Neil Kennedy Clinic Breaks Ground for Sober House

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Michael Senchak envisions a row of new houses near the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic that would serve as an important stepping stone for patients in the early stages of recovery from substance abuse. “We want to make this all supportive housing and sober housing,” Senchak, president and CEO of the Mahoning Valley Hospital […]

Obesity Epidemic Topic at Safety Council Meeting

HOWLAND, Ohio – Obesity will soon surpass tobacco use among the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths globally, a primary care physician with ValleyCare Health System of Ohio told business leaders Wednesday. “We really haven’t done a great job at dealing with this obesity epidemic,” said Dr. Vincent Marino, one of the speakers at a […]

Pinnacle Health Concepts Announces Move to Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Local physical therapist Pinnacle Health Concepts LLC is moving to a new location effective July 1. The new location will be in the South Bridge West development on state Route 224 here. “We spent the last 13 years in downtown Youngstown, which has been great,” said Jean McDonnell-Copploe, owner and physical therapist. […]

Aubel Named 2015 Athena Award Winner

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Genie Aubel, president of St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, was named the 2015 recipient of the Athena Award last night. Selected from among 16 nominees, Aubel was presented the award before a crowd of more than 500 at the awards dinner held at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center. The Athena Award, presented by the […]


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