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MERCY HEALTH, SWEENEY CHEVY PARTNER THIS MONTH: The Mercy Health-Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC have partnered to eliminate barriers to mammography screening and diagnostic imaging.

For every new car sold in October, Sweeney’s will donate $50 to Joanie’s Promise, a fund of the foundation that provides financial help needed to eliminate any barriers women may have in getting their annual exam.

To schedule an appointment or to find where the nearest mamovan visit will be, call 330-480-2654. For more information on the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC campaign, visit www.sweeneycars.com.

CASSIDY ADDS CLIENT: Canfield-based Cassidy Advertising & Consulting LLC has brought on new client, PTR Group, which consists of three companies, American Cap Co. LLC, PTR Tool & Plastics LLC and ACCI Industries.

PTR Group provides companies with the opportunity to reduce their vendor supply base and to realize efficiencies in manufacturing and purchasing. Their facilities are located in Wheatland and Meadville, Pa.

People on the Move

GREENWOOD’S HUBBARD ADDS BROTHERS TO TEAM: Brothers Michael and Ryan Grata, who bring a combined 46 years of experience in the car industry, have joined Greenwood’s Hubbard Chevrolet as used car manager and sales and leasing specialist, respectively.

Michael Grata was previously general manager at Mel Grata Chevrolet and Toyota of Hermitage, Pa. He has 33 years of experience in various roles, including the body shop, sales, general sales manager and general manager.

Ryan Grata was previously in sales and finance at Mel Grata in Hermitage. He brings 13 years of experience to Hubbard.

OHO ADDS STAFF: ONE Health Ohio has added behavioral health counselor Allesha Crawley and family medicine physician assistant Grace McCracken to its health care staff.

Crawley, who has been in the behavioral health industry since 2011, will see adult and pediatric patients at the Youngstown Community Health Center, 726 Wick Ave., Youngstown; Premier Care Pediatrics, 2642 state Route 5, Cortland; and Kidz 1st Pediatrics, 1821 E. Market St., Warren.

McCracken will see patients of all ages at Youngstown Community Health Center.

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MERIDIAN STAFFER RECEIVES AWARD: Stephanie Geer, Meridian HealthCare’s gambling program coordinator, recently received the 2020 Vanguard Award, which highlights a frontline worker who goes above and beyond for their clients, from the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Geer has been a part of the program since 2015 and transitioned into the coordinator position a few years ago. In addition to seeing patients, she provides professional trainings, speaks at local universities, attends community events and provides community presentations on responsible gambling for Meridian.

AKRON CHILDREN’S RECOGNIZED: Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and the Locust Pediatric Care Group have received another year of Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

NCQA has six core elements that recognized sites must meet on an annual basis: knowing and managing your patients; patient access and continuity; care management; team-based care; care coordination and care transitions; and quality and health outcomes.

The system’s primary care practices first achieved PCMH recognition in 2018.

PREMIER BANK RECEIVES AWARD: For the second year in a row, Premier Bank has earned the Freddie Mac Home Possible RISE Award for total volume for a community account.

The annual program, RISE (Recognizing Individuals for Sustained Excellence), recognizes Freddie Mac’s top clients across multiple categories for excellence with Home Possible mortgages, which is Freddie Mac’s lending solution for low-to-moderate income home buyers.

People on the Move

BURGAN ADDS STAFF: Youngstown native Derrick McQueen has joined Boardman-based Burgan Real Estate as a Realtor.

McQueen, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University, previously worked as a producer with 101.9 JAMZ and as a meter installer for Youngstown.

ESTOCK PROMOTED AT FARMERS: Canfield-based Farmers National Bank has promoted Andy Estock to market president in which he will lead Farmers’ East Region Commercial Lending team.

Estock, who has more than 30 years of lending and commercial banking experience, has been with Farmers since 2012, holding the position of vice president, commercial relationship manager.

WOMEN’S CARE FACILITY BRINGS ON NURSE PRACTITIONER: Carol Holmes has joined Associates in Women’s Health of the Mahoning Valley as nurse practioner to the Youngstown office.

Holmes is a board certified with a master’s degree in nursing from Kent State University. She provides prenatal care through baby delivery to patients, as well as gynecological exams and postmenopausal care. She also performs in-office female OBGYN procedures, including obstetrical and gynecological pelvic ultrasounds, pap tests and endometrial biopsies.

BULLARD JOINS AUSTINTOWN PODIATRY: Dr. Daniel Bullard has joined the staff at Austintown Podiatry, 1300 S. Canfield Niles Road.

Bullard, a native of North Olmsted, completed his undergraduate degree at Kent State University, where he continued his education in the College of Podiatric Medicine, graduating fourth in his class. He went on to receive formal surgical training at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.

Submit items for Business Briefs, New Businesses and People on the Move to business@tribtoday.com, fax to 330-841-1717 or online at www.tribtoday.com. The deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday.


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