Diabetes outreach program renewed

Diabetes outreach program renewed


The Diabetes Community Outreach Program at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has been renewed by the American Diabetes Association through 2018 for meeting national standards for diabetes self- management education.

The program’s school liaison interventions and professional in-services have been recognized as excellent by the association.

Recently, the program incorporated a computer program that allows its team to track each participant’s data, said Kathleen D. Ashton, director of program integration and development for the Community Outreach, Education and Support Center, Mahoning Valley.

For information, call 330-729-1387.

Wellness facts


There are five simple factors that have the biggest influence on your total wellness. Learn these facts at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at a free total wellness program in Room 23 of the Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.

The presenter will be Kim Hemminger, a registered nurse and certified health coach. She is the health and wellness manager of Wellness for You as well as a board member and volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us/ .

For information or help, call 330-332-0042.

4th annual ‘Run for Your Heart’


Jameson Health System will host its fourth annual “Run for Your Heart: Fireworks Day 5K/10K” beginning at 8 a.m. July 12 at Jameson Hospital South Campus, 1000 S. Mercer St.

The event is in conjunction with the New Castle Fireworks Festival.

The race route is catered to inspire heart-healthy competition while promoting awareness of lifestyle choices to prevent the region’s No. 1 killer — heart disease.

Participants can sign up by visiting runsignup.com or jamesonhealth.org/runforyourheart to print, complete and send in a registration form. Deadline for pre-registration is June 25; same-day registration takes place from 6:30 to 7:50 a.m. on race day, with the run beginning at 8 a.m.

For information, contact event coordinator Cyndee Adamo by calling 724-656-4112 or emailing cadamo@jamesonheatlh.org.

Hospitalist program


Sharon Regional Health System has started a new hospitalist program under the direction of Dr. Emmanuel Agwa.

Hospitalists are specially trained physicians who, at the request of a patient’s primary-care physician, will take over and coordinate care when the patient is in the hospital, while keeping the patient’s primary-care physician informed about their progress.

Hospitalists also care for patients requiring inpatient stays as a result of an emergency-room visit who do not have a primary-care physician.

At Sharon Regional, some primary-care physicians have indicated a desire to have hospitalists manage the care of their patients who need an inpatient admission, so they can devote more of their time to their busy office practices.

The hospitalist program also offers a solution for patients who want to choose Sharon Regional for their inpatient care, but who previously were unable to do so because their primary-care physicians did not have admitting privileges at the health system.

For information on the hospitalist program, call 724-983-7271.

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