Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Free prostate screening Dec. 1
The Midlothian Free Health Clinic at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave. is offering free prostate screening from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 to all uninsured or under-insured men over 40. Mercy Health lab personnel will perform the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood draw. To register, call 330-480-3405. Food will be provided.
One Scope program canceled, one program added on depression
The Health Awareness Series by Gateway Health, originally scheduled at the Niles SCOPE Senior Center on Friday, is cancelled. Instead, the program on depression is offered at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Champion SCOPE, 4451 Mahoning Ave. NW, and at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 28 at Lordstown SCOPE, 1776 Salt Springs Road. For information, contact Champion SCOPE at 330-847-0503 ext. 1638 or Lordstown SCOPE at 330-824-2173.
Blue Christmas support service
Harbor Light Hospice, Shepherd of the Valley (SOV) and Lane Funeral Home are offering Blue Christmas, a service to provide support, healing and encouragement during the holidays, on Dec. 6 at SOV-Poland, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland.
Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. Registration is at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to pre-register by Dec. 1. Call 330-726-7110, ext. 0. For information, call Harbor Light at 330-759-5270.
Area doctor spoke at two international conferences
Dr. Lawrence A. DiDomenico, a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon and managing partner of Ankle & Foot Care Centers, was a speaker at two recent international medical conferences in Florence, Italy.
He presented a research summary poster at the fifth World Congress of the World Union of Healing Societies at Fortezza Da Baso in Florence that summarized research that documented healing rates for a set of diabetic-wound care patients who underwent both wound care and surgical reconstruction to correct deformities.
He also spoke on surgical reconstruction of the diabetic foot at an international conference hosted by the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State’s Florence campus.
Shepherd of Valley ratings exceed county and state averages
Shepherd of the Valley’s (SOV) latest Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exceed county and statewide averages. Nursing homes and home health agencies receive star ratings on the Nursing Home Compare and Home Health Compare websites, each ranging from 1 to 5 stars.
SOV’s Howland community is rated 5.0 stars for Overall Quality; SOV’s Boardman and Niles communities are rated 4.0 stars for Overall Quality, and At Home With Shepherd is rated 4.5 stars, the highest in the tri-county area.