Health Care

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 […]

George, Coby Morris Make ‘Major Donation’ to SRMC Foundation

SALEM, Ohio — Business and community leaders George Morris III and his wife, Coby, have made a “major donation” to the Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation’s capital campaign,  “Community Champions – Expanding Cancer Care Together.” The Morris’ gift will be used to support Salem Regional Medical Center’s efforts to expand local access to state-of-the-art cancer […]

Brown, ACH Call for Renewal of CHIP Funding

BOARDMAN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown yesterday urged his colleagues in both houses of Congress to quickly renew funding of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program, which he says is both the “right thing to do” and “the smart thing to do.” During a news conference at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, Brown, D-Ohio, […]

NASA Glenn Joins Cleveland Clinic Innovations’ Alliance

CLEVELAND – The NASA Glenn Research Center here and Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the commercialization arm of the Cleveland Clinic, are entering into a joint collaboration that will bring NASA’s aeronautics and spaceflight engineering expertise to CCI’s Global Healthcare Innovations Alliance, a collaboration of health-care systems, academic institutions and corporate partners. The entities will work together […]

Salem Chamber Learns How BWC Is Changing

SALEM, Ohio — The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Business Connection Luncheon of the year Wednesday, informing businesses of coming changes to the state Workers’ Compensation system. On July 1, the Bureau of Workers Compensation will convert to an advance coverage system from a retroactive system, said Christine Williams, a business consultant […]

‘No More’ Asks Employers to Be Aware of Domestic Violence

YOUNGTOWN, Ohio — Domestic violence, the widespread crime that’s none of my business or someone else’s business, is everyone’s business. And soon employers in the Mahoning Valley will become much more aware of how it’s their business. “Domestic violence is a crime that affects everyone,” Bonnie Wilson said Thursday in St. John’s Episcopal Church. Wilson […]

Cleveland Clinic CEO Delivers ‘State of the Clinic’

CLEVELAND — As American health care continues on a path of dramatic and rapid change, Cleveland Clinic has improved quality through data-driven, evidence-based care, while lowering expenses, Cleveland Clinic president and CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., said today in the annual “state of the Clinic” address. “The world of health care is changing and we are […]

Familiarity with ACA Benefits Employers

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Complying with the Affordable Care Act, which is far easier than it was a year ago, remains a moving target, says a health-care consultant who advises small-business owners. In many instances it’s become less expensive, often much less expensive, Robert M. Gearhart Jr., told a seminar Wednesday. The Affordable Care Act seems […]

Familiarity with ACA Allows Employers to Benefit

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Complying with the Affordable Care Act, which is far easier than it was a year ago, remains a moving target, says a health-care consultant who advises small-business owners. In many instances it’s become less expensive, often much less expensive, Robert M. Gearhart Jr., told a seminar Wednesday. The Affordable Care Act seems […]

Trumbull County Hospice Trust Seeks Grant Proposals

WARREN, Ohio — The Hospice Trust of Trumbull County is seeking proposals for its second round of grants, which it plans to announce later this year. The Hospice Trust, with $2.2 million in assets, is a new source of financial support for hospice-related services in Trumbull County. It was repurposed and re-established to carry on […]

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