Health Care

BWC Begins Open Enrollment Today for MCOs

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The open enrollment period for Ohio employers to select organizations to manage medical treatment for their workers injured on the job begins today and continues through May 27. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers an open enrollment period every two years to allow employers to evaluate the services of their current […]

BWC Begins Open Enrollment Monday for MCOs

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The open enrollment period for Ohio employers to select organizations to manage medical treatment for their workers injured on the job begins Monday and continues through May 27. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation offers an open enrollment period every two years to allow employers to evaluate the services of their current […]

Watchman Device Offers Option for Atrial Fib Patients

HERSHEY, Pa. – A new device and procedure now offered at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center may be an alternative to taking blood thinners for patients who have the most common form of atrial fibrillation – an irregular heart rhythm not caused by a heart valve problem. Patients with atrial fibrillation often […]

Linkages Breaks Chain of Addiction, Incarceration

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The terms “hell on earth” and “living hell” are metaphors only to those not addicted to opiates or alcohol. His dependency on heroin, says a recovering addict who has re-entered society, “was a hell I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.” Withdrawal – weaning himself from illicit drugs – was even worse, […]

Opiates Compound Addiction Epidemic in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The statistics Larry Moliterno cites are sobering. Over the 10 years that Meridian HealthCare has operated its program that focuses on opiate addiction, the number of clients has risen more than tenfold, from fewer than 90 to more than 900. “We’re getting about 10 folks a day walking into our building looking […]

Hartwell Foundation Recognizes CWRU, Autism Researcher

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Hartwell Foundation, a philanthropic institution committed to funding innovative biomedical pediatrics research, has named Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland among its national Top 10 Centers of Biomedical Research. The foundation also awarded a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award to Hoonkyo Suh, Ph.D., assistant professor at the CWRU School of Medicine, […]

Health Underwriters Group Seeks Changes in Obamacare

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Market instability and red tape continues to plague the Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare – two full years into the law’s implementation, insurance specialists report. “The main focus our members have right now is to deal with the market instability that’s been caused by it,” said Michael Embry, treasurer of […]

Shepherd to Break Ground on Poland Addition

POLAND, Ohio – Shepherd of the Valley – Poland will break ground Thursday to build a 32-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing unit. Construction should be completed in about a year, said Danielle Procopio, corporate director of marketing, sales and communication for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services Inc., Austintown. “In the Youngstown-Warren area, we […]

Paneras to Sell ‘Pieces of Hope’ Next Week

WARREN, Ohio – Panera Bread bakery cafes operated by Covelli Enterprises will again sell  “Pieces of Hope” cookies next week as it observes Autism Awareness Month. Beginning Monday and through April 17, the specially made cookies will be sold at Panera Bread cafes in the Mahoning Valley and in Hermitage, Pa., with 100% of the […]

Senchak, Foundation Establish Mercy Nursing Scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley received $60,000 to establish the Michael S. Senchak/Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship. Michael S. Senchak worked 22 years at Mercy Health, formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners. He began as an orderly, then as a registered nurse in several departments, including neurovascular, orthopedic and the […]

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