Health Care

Health Insurance Brokers Become Business Educators

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the constant changes in health-care laws combined with uncertainty about what might happen to the Affordable Care Act after the November election, insurance brokers increasingly find themselves assuming a new role: educator. “Education is one of the biggest things we want to do,” says Bob Gearhart Jr., vice president of DC […]

Transition to Mercy Health Brings Bishop’s Blessing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — More than 80 guests attended a sun-drenched ceremony at St. Elizabeth Hospital this morning as Bishop George Murry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown officially blessed and commemorated a transitional moment in the hospital’s history. With this blessing, the health care system formerly known as Humility of Mary Health Partners, has completed the move […]

IRS Won’t Be as Forgiving on ACA Regs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Between now and next tax season, one of employers’ biggest concerns is keeping track of how many workers they have, area insurance brokers say. It’s not a simple matter of noting who’s working, they say, but knowing when they worked, how often they worked and the insurance plans offered them. All of […]

Talk to Address Addiction, Mental Health Issues

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The latest installment in the “Now You Know” talk series presented by Meridian Healthcare, will address coping with the issues of substance abuse and mental health at the same time. Tina Goynes, co-occurring treatment program manager for Meridian HealthCare, will present “Understanding Co-Occurring Addiction and Treatment” 6 p.m. Thursday at the Boardman […]

Youngstown Team Selected for ‘Invest Health’ Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five government and nonprofit organizations representing the city make up one of 50 teams selected to take part in Invest Health, an initiative funded by the Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and share $3 million in grants. The initiative seeks to transform how leaders in mid-size cities work together […]

Mercy Health to Break Ground for Howland Medical Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown will break ground Tuesday on a $14.5 million construction project that will bring an outpatient ambulatory facility to Howland Township. The 50,000-square-foot building, to be called Howland Medical Center, will be constructed at 1934 Niles Cortland Road. The project, first announced in March, will take shape adjacent to Mercy Health’s […]

YSU Gets Grant for Nurse Anesthetist Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University was awarded a $19,146 grant for a nurse anesthetist traineeship program. The grant was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio. Nurse anesthesia is one of five options offered for candidates in YSU’s […]

Jameson Hospital Staff Is Jubilant at UPMC Merger

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The cafeteria in Jameson Hospital North Campus held a standing-room-only audience of jubilant and smiling people Monday, a day many had despaired they would ever see. May 2 was a day of celebration because the future of the hospital is assured as in no interruption of the health care it provides […]

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 […]

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