Health Care

Community Foundation Sets Grant Application Deadlines

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, along with four of its affiliate funds, have announced 2017 grant application deadlines. The deadline to apply for grants from the foundation’s general grant fund and the First Place Community Fund are Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 1. Both grants are part of a […]

YSU, CityScape, Foundation Partner on Fitness Equipment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University students and employees, North Side residents and others will benefit from new fitness equipment installed at Wick Park under a partnership between YSU, Youngstown CityScape and the city. In fall 2015, CityScape received funding from the Western Reserve Health Foundation to replace the 35-year-old outdoor fitness equipment in the […]

YSU, CityScape, Mercy Partner on Fitness Equipment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University students and employees, Mercy Health employees, North Side residents and others will benefit from new fitness equipment installed at Wick Park under a partnership between YSU, Youngstown CityScape and the city. In fall 2015, CityScape received funding from the Western Reserve Health Foundation to replace the 35-year-old outdoor fitness […]

UPMC Jameson, Horizon Add Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Outpatient services at UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon are being expanded to provide more behavioral health options in Lawrence and Mercer counties, the hospitals announced Tuesday. The new services are modeled after “proven and effective” programs developed at UPMC’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Among the new services are a peer […]

A Busy Ryan Discusses Health Care at Conference

HOWLAND, Ohio – In the thick of a race to become House minority leader, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is always busy. Minutes after speaking at the Innovations 2.0: Building Healthier Communities conference, he was whisked away to do an interview on MSNBC in the back of a van outfitted for live uplinks to TV networks. […]

Men Reach Out Late for Health Care

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The myth of Will Kane is as strong today as in 1952 when Gary Cooper played the deserted sheriff in “High Noon.” Men are supposed to be stoic, keep a tight rein on their emotions, rely solely on themselves when they “take arms against a sea of troubles.” Stiff upper lip and […]

Neomed Research Links Bone Density Loss, Alzheimer’s

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Researchers at Northeast Ohio Medical University have identified a connection between areas of the brain stem and changes to the bone density, signaling that bones “may be one of the earliest indicators of brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.” In a preclinical model of the degenerative disease, researchers found that early reductions in […]

Businesses Collect Toys, Books for Akron Children’s

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Holiday giving campaigns by local businesses will benefit patients at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “We are so grateful to these local businesses and their customers,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development, Akron Children’s. “These donations of toys and books help to make the season brighter for the patients who visit […]

Turning Point Introduces Inpatient Detox Services

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Turning Point Counseling Services Inc. has begun providing inpatient detoxification services for up to seven days, its executive director, Brian Kennedy, announced Tuesday. The center, 611 Belmont Ave., has “up to 16 beds” to help those addicted to alcohol, narcotics (such as heroin and cocaine), and benzodiazepines (highly addictive anxiety medications), Kennedy […]

ValleyCare, Sharon Regional Furlough Employees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — ValleyCare Health System of Ohio announced Thursday it is cutting its workforce, although it provided no details on how many positions, what departments are being affected, timing or whether the downsizing is temporary. Valley Care is a subsidiary of Community Health Systems Inc. in Franklin, Tenn. It operates Northside Medical Center in […]

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