The city of Niles is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 13 and 20 at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. No appointment is necessary. No one will be refused service because of inability to pay.
Immunization records are required, and children should be feeling well, with no illness, fever or rash. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.
VA hearing clinic
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s new Mobile Audiology Clinic treated its first patients at the Youngstown VA Outpatient Clinic, 2031 Belmont Ave., last week and will return in several weeks to treat more veterans with hearing problems.
Staffed with two audiologists, the mobile clinic visits VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics in northern Ohio and other locations as needed, delivering audiology services where none was previously available. The Mobile Clinic is expected to be on the road four days a week.
The mobile clinic has an audio booth and equipment that enables the audiologists to perform complete hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and post fitting appointments. It also is equipped with a generator and wheel chair lift .
The Trinity Breast and Cervical Grant Program offers women without health insurance an opportunity to receive breast and cervical cancer screenings.
The program, funded by the Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project, has funded more than 118,000 pap tests, 131,000 clinical breast exams and 109,000 mammograms for eligible women since it began in 1994, said Barb Steitz, case coordinator.
TCCP is part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state of Ohio.
Pap tests, pelvic exams, and clinical breast exams are offered to women 40 years of age and over, and mammograms for women 50 years of age and over, who are uninsured and have an income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For information, call Trinity BCCP at 1-800-921-5151.
HMHP named ‘Most Wired’ in ’14
Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP), a member of Catholic Health Partners (CHP), has been named as one of the nation’s 2014 Most Wired Health Systems by Hospitals & Health Networks, which conducts the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.
HMHP was one of the first CHP markets to implement CarePATH, a comprehensive electronic health record system. This technology enables the system to maintain a single, continuously updated record for each patient that can be accessed by provider teams anytime, anywhere. The result is enhanced safety, quality, and efficiency, said Rebecca Sykes, chief information officer at CHP.
A well-child immunization clinic will be offered Aug. 14 in the Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St. Parents must pre-register children prior to the clinic. Call 330-545-6048 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A $10 administrative fee will be charged per child. Parents are reminded to bring a copy of the child’s immunization record. A parent or guardian must accompany children under 18.