Recruitment, Miracles & Promises Radiothon


Recruitment, Miracles & Promises Radiothon

BOARDMAN

Recruitment is underway for Miracle Maker change bandits to assist with pre-event fund-raising activities for the ninth annual Miracles & Promises Radiothon to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley that will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29. It will be broadcast live on Mix 98.9 and 570 WKBN from the hospital’s Beeghly campus in Boardman.

Change bandits can create their own fund-raising activities in addition to wrangling donations of spare change from co-workers, friends and family. A kit containing a fundraising guide and materials necessary to conduct a change bandit campaign is delivered to all participants.

Register to become a change bandit at www.miraclesandpromises.org or by contacting JoAnn Stock at 330-746-9122.

Free thyroid seminar

BOARDMAN

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, Southbridge West Complex, is offering a free seminar, “Balancing Your Thyroid Naturally, presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday by Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND, who will discuss natural things to do for people to help themselves feel better. To register, call 330-729-1350 or visit OhioND.com.

Hypnosis weight loss and smoking session

VIENNA

A group hypnosis session for weight loss and to stop smoking is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Yoga Center inside the Governors Insurance building, 972 Youngstown-Kingsville Road (state Route 193). The session includes a free compact disc for use at home. For information and to register, call Steve Tackett at 330-647-0399.

Gold Seal of Approval

HOWLAND

Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital has received the The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation reflecting the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care and recognizing Hillside’s dedication to continuous compliance with the Joint Commission’s standards.

Hillside underwent an unannounced on-site survey in late March during which Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including environment of care, infection prevention and control, quality, patient safety, nursing and medication management, and conducted on-site observations and interviews.

National Heatstroke Awareness Day

ITASCA, ILL.

In observance of National Heatstroke Awareness Day, the National Safety Council (NSC) called on parents and caregivers to look before they lock, and on all states to implement laws to address children being left in cars.

Twenty-nine children have perished this year after being left or trapped in hot cars, and 30 states lack legislation to combat the issue, according to the NSC State of Safety report. The report deemed just two states “On Track” when it comes to child passenger safety, in part because so few have any laws to tackle vehicular heatstroke deaths.

A pending U.S. House bill would require vehicles to have backseat devices to notify drivers when a child is still in the car. A similar bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

UPMC Home Healthcare

PITTSBURGH

UPMC Community Provider Services has purchased Jefferson Hospital’s share of a jointly-owned home health agency formerly known as UPMC Jefferson Regional Home Health. The agency’s new name is UPMC Home Healthcare.

Home Health services will continue to see patients throughout western Pennsylvania, covering 22 counties and serving roughly 40,000 individuals each year who have comprehensive nursing and rehabilitation needs.

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