Achievement award

Achievement award


St. Elizabeth Health Center has received the Get With the Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the third year in a row.

The award recognizes St. Elizabeth for achieving an exceptional goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology.

Get With the Guidelines – Heart Failure helps the St. Elizabeth staff develop and implement acute and secondary prevention guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes. The quick and efficient use of guideline procedures can improve the quality of care for heart failure patients, save lives and reducing health care costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks, according to the American Heart Association.

Volunteer training


Hospice of the Valley’s new volunteer training class is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 to March 3, at the McGonigle Funeral Home, 1090 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.

Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley’s team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and their families and how volunteers fit into that team. Hospice volunteers serve in a variety of ways including companions for hospice patients at home or in nursing homes as well as helping at the Hospice House inpatient facility. They also provide respite services to family members.

New volunteers are needed for all areas of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties and western Pennsylvania. Volunteer assignments are made close to the volunteer’s home.

Future training programs are planned for 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, March 7 to April 4, at St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, Niles; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 15872 Saint Clair Ave., Calcutta. For information or to register, call 330-788-1992.

Dietary lectures


Agapi Mantos, a registered and licensed dietician and certified specialist in gerontological nutrition with Park Vista, Youngstown, and an instructor at Youngstown State University, is offering a lecture on dietary choices to keep hearts in peak condition and how to best evaluate nutrition labels from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 3.

The lectures, free and open to the public, are in the SilverSneakers Room inside the Ursuline Motherhouse, 4250 Shields Road. For information or to register, call Sister Mary Ellen Dean at 330-792-7636.

Diabetes education


Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., offers an educational series for patients with diabetes. Physician referral is required. Call Diabetes Services at 330-841-9689 to register.

Day classes meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesday and 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 3, 4, 5 and 6). Night classes are 6 to 8 p.m. (Feb. 17 and 19).

Organic tea program


Dannielle Macduff, naturopathic doctor at the Vitamin Shoppe on U.S. Route 422 in Niles is offering a free and open to the public program on organic tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Participants will receive information on how to incorporate tea into their daily lives for health and wellness. For information, call 330-505-3515.

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