Salem Regional earns national award

Salem Regional earns national award


Salem Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center was recently recognized as a 2018 “Center of Distinction” by Healogics Inc., the nation’s leading and largest wound-care management company.

The WHC earned the prestigious national award by consistently demonstrating clinical excellence in wound healing and superior patient satisfaction rates, according to a medical center news release.

The center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other leading-edge treatments for these types of wounds, which include diabetic, venous/arterial and pressure ulcers; osteomyelitis; radionecrosis; infections; compromised skin grafts and flaps; insect bites; thermal burns; and wounds that have not healed in 30 days.

Down syndrome bike camp


The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley is hosting its sixth annual I Can Ride Bike Camp the week of June 10–14 at Glenwood Junior High School, 7635 Glenwood Ave.

People with challenges learn to ride a two-wheeled bicycle in one week using patented adaptive equipment through the nationally recognized iCAN Bike program. Register at

DSAV fundraisers pay for the bulk of the costs to bring the bike program to the area, leaving DSAV members to contribute $50 to participate per person, while non-DSAV members pay $75 per person.

High-school and or college student volunteers are needed and must complete volunteer registration via

DSAV of the Valley, a nonprofit organization, serves individuals with Down syndrome throughout eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

MCBDD receives accreditation


The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been awarded a three-year accreditation from the state.

Accreditation is a comprehensive process designed to assist county boards such as MCBDD in continuously improving the quality of their services and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families. Personnel, Medicaid waiver administration, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the board are several areas reviewed during the process. The accreditation will be effective until May 31, 2022.

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