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Shots for Tots

Published: Tue, July 2, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Shots for Tots


The Warren City Health Department and Warren Rotary Club are offering Shots for Tots, a free walk-in immunization clinic for children 1 month to 18 months and free sports physicals for school-age children, both from 4 to 6 p.m. July 18 at the health department offices, 418 Main Ave. SW.

Appointments for the sports physicals are required. Call 330-841-2596. Parents must accompany children under 18 and bring an up-to-date shot record. Children should be free of illness.

Immunization clinics


The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering immunization clinics from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. July 3 and 17. No appointment is needed, and no one will be refused because of inability to pay.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and parents must bring their child’s immunization records. Children should be feeling well with no illness, fever or rash the day of the clinic.

Expanded hours


Sharon Regional Health System’s Diagnostic and Imaging Center, 2435 Garden Way, Hermitage, expanded its hours effective Monday. The new hours are: Mondays, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays – Fridays: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. to noon.

The center offers walk-in lab draws, EKGs, and X-ray, along with open MRI, 64-slice CT, digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, DEXA bone density scans, and ultrasound and has a “Walk-in Wednesday” program for a no-appointment screening mammography with any physician order.

The Center accepts all physician requests for tests regardless of hospital affiliation. For information, call 724-983-3931.

Community liaison named


Humility of Mary Health Partners has named Ann McKee community liaison for the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, whose job is to inform residents of the Mahoning Valley about Joanie’s Promise and the importance of screening mammography.

Joanie’s Promise, funded by a grant from the HMHP Foundation, provides free breast-care services to uninsured and under-insured women who meet financial eligibility requirements. Breast-care services offered include screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, molecular breast imaging, and image-guided breast biopsy. Joanie’s Promise pays hospital and radiologist fees.

McKee has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Hiram University, an associate degree in criminal justice from Youngstown State University and is a licensed minister at the Christ Centered Church in Youngstown.

American Heart Association award


St. Elizabeth Health Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Æ Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award, which recognizes Humility of Mary Health Partners’ commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care for heart attack patients.

Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, the most severe form of heart attack. As a “STEMI Receiving Hospital,” St. Elizabeth meets high standards of performance in quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients to open the blocked artery.


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