Health Care

Nugent Breaks Ground for Lakes at Jefferson

MERCER, Pa. – In four months, the plans for The Nugent Group’s newest continuing care retirement center went from a rough sketch to a groundbreaking in Jefferson Township that featured contractors and local officeholders. It all happened quickly, so quickly in fact, that Nugent Group President John Nugent could barely believe it. “I’ve been building […]

At AG’s Urging, Jameson Seeks More Merger Proposals

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General wants Jameson Health System to seek proposals from potential merger partners other than the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before it determines whether UPMC’s proposed acquisition violates competitive guidelines. UPMC and Jameson signed a tentative merger agreement last September that was expected to be […]

ACH Offers Free Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Akron Children’s Hospital is offering free programs intended to reduce childhood obesity in the Mahoning Valley such as the Fitness Lifestyle Challenge. The challenge is a six-week program that promotes fitness and good eating habits, and safe, gradual weight loss. In the Mahoning Valley, 38% of children are overweight or obese compared […]

YSU Gets Grant for Online Nursing Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Board of Nursing awarded $182,984 to Youngstown State University’s nursing department to expand and increase enrollment in its online registered nurse-bachelor of science in nursing completion program. The award from the Nurse Education Grant Program will allow YSU to create a full-time position to work with the RN-BSN faculty coordinator […]

Park Vista’s Kolenich Named Baldridge Award Examiner

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Brian Kolenich, executive director of Park Vista Retirement Community, Youngstown, Ohio, has been named to the board of examiners for the 2015 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The award, named in honor of the 26th U.S. secretary of commerce and a former businessman who encouraged excellence, is the nation’s highest honor for […]

When Music Becomes the Best Medicine for Dementia

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – You’re riding in your car, the radio playing, when a song comes on that sends you reeling into your past. Perhaps it’s the melody, the harmonies, the arrangements, or lyrics that take you there, recapturing a special moment in your life – a first love, a party, a family vacation – as […]

Jameson Hospital Stops Delivering Babies Tonight

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Jameson Hospital will end patent admissions at its Maternity Care Center as of 11:59 p.m. today, nearly two weeks ahead of its previously announced closure date, the hospital announced Tuesday. The hospital had announced last month (READ STORY) that it would close the unit Sept. 1, the result of its inability […]

Need Rises for New Senior Care Homes in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Those who assert the region’s nursing home and assisted living industry is overbuilt might want to think again. Executives and specialists in the business say expansion is not only important for the survival of their industry, but critical to providing long-term quality care in the Mahoning Valley where the senior population is […]

Sharon Regional to Demo Former School, Eyes Expansion

SHARON, Pa. – Sharon Regional Health System plans to raze the former St. Joseph School directly east of the hospital to make room for future expansion, officials announced Friday. “We look forward to moving forward with the preparation of the former St. Joseph School property for the future growth of Sharon Regional,” CEO Jason N. […]

Jameson Delays Closing of Behavioral Health Services

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Jameson Health System will extend “through at least Dec. 31” the operation of its behavioral health services unit at the South Campus here. The extension comes as the office of the Pennsylvania attorney general continues to review Jameson’s merger agreement with Pittsburgh-based UPMC. Jameson’s South Campus, 100 S. Mercer St., offers […]

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