Health Care

Grow Youngstown, Mercy Health Increase Access to Fresh Produce

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Grow Youngstown and Mercy Health have joined forces to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for patients and residents of North Side neighborhoods. The program, subsidized by Mercy Health and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, allows patients who meet eligibility requirements to join Farm to YOU, a community-supported agriculture market that […]

Akron Children’s Opens Special Care Nursery at St. Joseph

WARREN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital will open its special care nursery today at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Akron Children’s partnered with St. Joseph Warren Hospital two years ago to operate its special care nursery as well as a five-bed inpatient pediatric unit, which began operations earlier this year. The six-bed unit is designated a […]

Jameson, Awaiting Merger with UPMC, Cuts Operations

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Jameson Health System will modify its south campus, the former St. Francis Hospital, to a weekday daytime outpatient center from a 24/7 site, Douglas Danko, president and CEO of the Jameson system announced this morning. The conversion is expected to occur around mid-August. The decision was made Monday by the […]

Akron Children’s to Honor Tod Family, Watanakunakorn

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will honor the Tod Family and Eleanor Watanakunakorn at the 5th annual Champions for Our Valley’s Children dinner to be held May 12 at 5:30 p.m. at The Lake Club in Poland. Four individuals and organizations will also be honored with the “Children’s Advocate Award.” The celebration […]

Yellow Brick Place to Announce Programs, Plans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Yellow Brick Place, a nonprofit organization that established a cancer wellness initiative in 2010, will announce the organization’s programs, plans May 7. The announcement will take place at 10 a.m. following a ribbon-cutting at its office, 2959 Canfield Road. Yellow Brick Place is open on a limited basis and will provide continuous […]

Trumbull Memorial Unveils Joint Replacement Center

WARREN, Ohio – ValleyCare Health System of Ohio cut the ribbon Thursday evening for its new Center for Joint Replacement at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Based on a national best practice model for hip and knee replacements and structured around the fundamental principles of wellness, the program has a customer service focus and is aimed at […]

YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’ April 25 at Central, Davis

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YMCA of Youngstown will celebrate Healthy Kids Day with free community events April 25 at the Youngstown Central branch downtown and the Davis Family Y in Boardman. Activities will run from noon to 3 p.m. at the two branches. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,300 YMCAs across the country, […]

Bernadette’s Absolute Clear Salon Removes Lice, Stigma

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Information on just how many children contract head lice is hard to pin down. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that between six million and 12 million children ages 3 to 11 contract lice each year, but concedes that there is no reliable source of information. Children with lice and their families […]

NKRC Director: ‘Worst We’ve Ever Seen’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It might have been a patient who became addicted to a prescription painkiller used to treat a sports injury or an injury sustained in a traffic accident. Once the prescription expired, the dependence on the drug did not, leaving the person to seek alternatives – a stronger narcotic such as heroin, for […]

BWC Proposes Flexible Payment Options

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) took another step toward modernizing its billing process today by presenting its board of directors with a plan to offer flexible payment options for Ohio businesses. If approved by the board next month, businesses will be able to pay for their annual workers’ compensation premiums […]

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