Health Care

Ohio BWC, MCCTC to Host Safety Expo Oct. 13

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host the 10th annual Northeast Ohio Safety Expo Oct. 13. The expo, which will be held at MCCTC, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, will link employers to information and resources for keeping their employees safe and healthy on the […]

Advanced Chiropractic Opens Kinsman Office

KINSMAN, Ohio — Advanced Chiropractic & Physical Therapy is opening its third office here, at 8231 Main St. The practice has served the Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with offices in Boardman and Hubbard. Dr. Robert Hunkus, a native of Girard, will be the treating physician at the office. Hunkus, who has been practicing in […]

‘Survivor’ Contestant Seeks Support for ‘Warriors of Purpose’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A former contestant on CBS’s “Survivor” was in town Thursday to promote his initiative to address substance abuse and related mental health issues by targeting young people. Rodney Lavoie Jr., who appeared on the show’s 30th season in 2015, is CEO of Warriors of Purpose. The organization connects young people with reality-show […]

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Lifts Lockdown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Operations are resuming at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital following a search for a robbery suspect that had the hospital in lockdown for more than an hour. “Operations have resumed as normal,” spokeswoman Carrie Kandes said this afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., U.S. marshals stationed in the Mahoning Valley, in conjunction with local law […]

Sharon Regional Health System Names New President

SHARON, Pa. – Sharon Regional Health System has named Joseph S. Hugar as its new president. Hugar, who is originally from Franklin, Pa., brings decades of senior level health care administration experience to his new role at Sharon Regional, according to the announcement. He replaces Jason Roeback, who returned to his hometown of Erie to […]

St. E’s Boardman to Open Ambulatory Pharmacy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital today cut the ribbon to announce “Meds to Beds,” an initiative centered on a new ambulatory pharmacy that will provide prescription medications and at-home therapies to patients before they are discharged. The pharmacy will open next month upon the completion of agreements with insurance providers, officials said. It […]

BWC Awards 14 Safety Intervention Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fourteen employers will share $375,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. The grants, from BWC’s Safety Intervention program, we approved in July and announced Thursday. “The prevention of workplace injuries helps Ohio workers remain healthy and […]

Heart Walk Set for Sept. 30 at WATTS Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The American Heart Association will hold its annual Tri-County Healthy for Good Heart Walk Sept. 30 at the Watson and Tressel Training Site at Youngstown State University. More than 2,000 residents in the tri-county area are expected to raise more than $280,000 at the event, which begins with registration and the festival […]

ONA Adds to Its Ranks at East Liverpool Hospital

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Behavioral health coordinators at East Liverpool City Hospital voted Wednesday to join the Ohio Nurses Association. The union already represents nurses at the hospital. An announcement from the ONA reports 915 of the votes tallied were in favor of joining the union. “We rallied together to be included in the Ohio […]

Opioids Drive Increase in Overdose Deaths for 2016

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s opioid epidemic continued to evolve in 2016 with stronger drugs driving an increase in overdose deaths, according to a new report released by the Ohio Department of Health. The report shows a sharp rise in deaths involving the opioid fentanyl, the emergence of more deadly fentanyl-related drugs like carfentanil, and indications that […]


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