$7,000 grant awarded
Help Hotline Crisis Center has received a $7,000 grant from the CareSource Foundation to provide support to the Help Hotline Homeless Outreach Program for individuals with mental-health or co-occurring disorders.
Help Hotline operates the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The focus of the grant is to provide outreach and referral to homeless adults and connect them into service and treatment providers.
For information about the PATH program call 330-747-2696.
ACHC accredits BMS
Boardman Medical Supply has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for the services of Durable Home Medical Equipment Supplier.
Boardman Medical Supply is a privately owned and operated durable home medical equipment company with seven locations in Ohio: Boardman, Canton, Girard, Twinsburg, East Liverpool, Warren, and Sharon, Pa.
For information, visit www.boardmanmedicalsupply.com or call 800-443-3390.
Akron Children’s coming to E. Liverpool
Akron Children’s Hospital and East Liverpool City Hospital have signed an agreement for Akron Children’s to operate the 15-unit pediatric unit at East Liverpool City Hospital beginning in January.
“We recognize the need to bring Akron Children’s pediatric expertise closer to where our families live, and are happy to add East Liverpool as a valued partner to our more than 80 service locations,” said Bill Considine, president and chief executive officer of Akron Children’s.
The transition is expected to be seamless for patients and families. The same team of doctors and clinicians who currently provide care on the unit will continue to staff the unit, said Kenneth Cochran, president and chief executive officer of East Liverpool City Hospital.
Akron Children’s and East Liverpool City Hospital are working to integrate quality monitoring and performance improvement programs, bringing together the best of both organizations, Cochran said.
KSU/NEOMED $120,000 challenge
A team of scientists from Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University has begun collaboration on the development of a macrophage targeted mesenchymal stem cell therapy for tissue regeneration and wound healing, a fast-growing research area and major medical challenge.
The $120,000 internally funded program, with equal contributions from both Kent State and NEOMED, supports a post-doctoral researcher for a period of two years and is part of Kent State’s new internal post-doctoral fellow seed program.
The team of principal investigators for this project is Min-Ho Kim and Christopher Malcuit, Ph.D.s, professors from Kent State’s new bioengineering program in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology and Fayez F. Safadi, Ph.D., professor of anatomy and neurobiology and Ohio Research Scholar at NEOMED.
“This is a very important first step in building ongoing research collaboration between KSU and NEOMED, The universities have strengths in bioscience research, and by working together, can more rapidly identify breakthroughs that will improve the health and economic vitality of our region,” said Walter E. Horton Jr., Ph.D., vice president for research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies at NEOMED.