Fairhaven takes over Champion and Niles workshops

Fairhaven takes over Champion and Niles workshops


The Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities has completed its transition of Medicaid-funded services to a separate entity. The nonprofit Fairhaven Industries has taken over operation of the Champion and Niles workshops, which provide jobs to clients. The transition was complete July 1, even though the agency had until 2024 to finish it, said Edward Stark, Trumbull DD superintendent.

The changes affected about 110 former Trumbull DD employees, some of whom now work for Fairhaven Industries, Stark said. The workshops employed about 400 developmentally disabled adults in 2017 when the transition began.

Ohio Pain adds occupational therapy


Ohio Pain and Rehabilitation, a chiropractic and physical therapy center in Warren, has added occupational therapy services to its practice. Occupational therapy can improve a patient’s physical functioning, help those recovering from injury regain a specific skill set and provide support for older adults experiencing physical decline.

Ohio Pain & Rehabilitation is a team composed of medical doctors, spine and extremity surgeons, chiropractic physicians, occupational, physical and massage therapists and exercise physiologists, said Dr. Chris Efthimiou, owner of the business.

Akron Children’s appoints three for outpatient care


Akron Children’s Hospital has three new appointments on the outpatient care side of it operations.

Craig McGhee was named chief ambulatory officer. Reporting to McGhee are Michael Mainwaring, vice president of community care, and Matthew Groninger, vice president of medical and surgical sub specialties.

In his new position, McGhee will oversee the operations of all Akron Children’s medical and surgical subspecialty practices and rehabilitation on its two hospital campuses in downtown Akron and Boardman, its regional health centers and other specialty care clinics throughout its service area, as well as the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics primary care network.

Alzheimer’s patients have more seizures


Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease experience epileptic seizures up to six-and-a-half times more often than people without dementia, and people with dementia are at higher risk of having recurring seizures and of experiencing seizures for the first time at a younger age, compared with people without dementia, according to research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019.

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