LORIE A. RHINE has been promoted to vice president and chief nursing officer of Northsidde Medical Center. Prior to accepting the VP and CNO role, Rhine served as director of quality management, director of critical care nursing, and corporate director of cardiovascular services. Her multiple leadership roles have produced extremely successful hospital-wide performance improvement with exceptional quality outcomes.
Rhine led the Northside team to additional national recognition by attaining the Gold Seal of Approval for Disease-Specific Care Certification by the Joint Commission, designating Northside Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center (2009) and most recently was awarded the Disease-Specific Care Certification for total joint replacement of both the hip and knee (2010).
Rhine began her nursing career at St. Joseph Riverside Hospital in Warren before relocating to Columbus to serve as a staff RN in the SICU at The Ohio State Medical Center. She quickly advanced to assistant nurse manager and then patient care resource manager before going on to serve as their director of quality and operations improvement where she successfully developed and implemented multiple quality improvement programs. She has been with Northside Medical Center since 2002. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University and her master of science in critical care nursing with advanced focus on cardio-pulmonary nursing from Ohio State University School of Nursing. Rhine succeeds Evelyn Olenick, who will be relocating to Virginia after 34 years of dedicated service.
USA Dance is hosting a "DANCE FOR THE CURE OF PROSTATE CANCER" with a Chinese auction and 50/50 fundraiser on June 20 at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave, Youngs-town. All men will be admitted free. Men's Night Celebration Dance begins with beginners at 5 p.m.and open dancing to ballroom, Latin, swing and hustle from 6:15 to 9 p.m.
The cost is $5 USA Dance members; $10 non-members; $2.50 students.
RECOVERY INT., a self-help mental health group, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road. For more information, call 330-747-1176.
MENDED HEARTS, CHAPTER 7, will meet at 7 p.m. June 23 in the Azalea Room of St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman. Guest Speaker will be Allison Mohr-Oltmann, American Heart Association Heart Walk director, on the 2010 Heart Walk. The public is invited. For more information, contact Joe Clark, 330-702-8859. A Speakers Bureau is available. For available dates, contact Lee Meadows, 330-793-2531.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-533-3300 or 800-272-3900.
CHRONIC FATIGUE AND/OR FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. June 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. For more information, call 330-847-7001.
The Youngstown Police Department will host its 19th annual charity golf outing to benefit the American Cancer Society Youth Programs on June 25 at Pine Lakes Golf Club, 6233 W. Liberty St., Hubbard. The four-person scramble begins with a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $300 per team or $75 per person. Individuals who are unable to find four people for their team will be paired with other individuals to form a team. For more information or an entry form, call Brown at 330-742-8718.
HUNTINGTON DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty Public Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road. The group provides support to those affected by the disease, family members, caregivers, professionals and anyone wanting more information on the disease. For more information, call 330-998-6600.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SERVICES AGENCY Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. today at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland. The event is open to anyone with multiple sclerosis, their family, friends and caregivers. For more information, call 330-394-3166.
The MAHONING VALLEY NEW VOICE CLUB, a support group for laryngectomees and their families/ friends will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center in the Beeghly Medical Park, 6614 Southern Blvd., Youngstown. For more information, call Donna at 330-726-8855.
The Niles City Health Department is holding a CHILD IMMUNIZATION CLINIC from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on June 16. No appointments are necessary. Those bringing a someone younger than 18 must have the child's immunization records and must accompany the child. For more information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
LIFELINE SCREENING for stroke and osteoporosis will be held starting at 9 a.m, June 14 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles. The screenings are to help reduce the risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287.
The 13th annual Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic GOLF CLASSIC will be held June 14 at the Trumbull Country Club, 600 Golf Drive, Warren. All proceeds from the golf classic will benefit NKRC's adult and youth programs and the Dick Riley Fellowship Hall, a safe haven and meeting place for people in recovery from addiction. For more information about NKRC, call 800-228-8287 or visit www.nkrc.org.
ST. JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren, is offering a seven-session beginning yoga class from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays through July 5.
Certified yoga instructor Dawn Perhacs will teach simple yoga postures and breathing and relaxation techniques. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket and a small pillow to each class. Adults only. Class size is limited.
Cost is $58; $44 for Humility of Mary Health Partners employees. Make checks payable to St. Joseph Health Center and mail, along with name, complete address and daytime phone number to Yoga, Humility of Mary Health Healthline, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., P.O. Box 1790, Youngstown, OH 44501. For more information, call 330-480-3151 or toll free 877-700-4647.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL will hold:
- Diabetes Day Group class from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday and June 8 and 1:30 p.m. June 9 and 10 in Diabetes Room 905. To register call 330-841-9689. Physician referral is required.
- Three-week Prepared Childbirth at 6:30 p.m.Monday and June 14 and 21. The program prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive information on pregnancy, labor and delivery. To register call 330-841-9880.
- Diabetes Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. June 14 at the Conference Room F, ground floor of the hospital.
THE Q CLUB FITNESS FACILITY is offering a free workout class every third Saturday morning of each month. Offered are beginner aerobic classes, nine water classes and zumba. For more information, call 330-856-4777.
The Niles Wellness Center and the Global Health & Fitness Center are the host locations for a WELLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM providing free presentations about changing lifestyles. Seating is limited. Programs are held 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Niles Wellness Center, and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Global Health & Fitness Center. For reservations, call 330-506-3488.
A fitness conditioning program is being offered at the Niles Wellness Center at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 330-349-9355 for more information.
THE STEPPING OUT MINORITY DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM is a free program that includes line dancing, salsa, aerobics and other activities, as well as diabetes prevention; healthy eating and cooking classes; and regular health screenings for cholesterol, body fat, weight and blood pressure.
For more information, call the McGuffey Center, 330-744-4377; OCCHA, 330-781-1808; or United Methodist Community Center, 330-743-5149, Ext. 226.
REHAB EXPRESS is an educational program for potential rehab patients and their families about what they should know about going to any skilled nursing center for rehabilitation.
Day and evening programs are offered every month at the four Shepherd of the Valley communities. Morning programs start at 10 and are held the first Tuesday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Howland (4100 North River Road, Warren) and the third Thursday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Boardman (7148 West Blvd., Boardman). Evening programs start at 6 and are held the second Wednesday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles (1500 McKinley Ave., Niles) and the fourth Monday of the month at Shepherd of the Valley-Poland (301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland).
For more information or a brochure on the Rehab Express program, contact Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or via e-mail at lmiller@ShepherdoftheValley.com.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren. This group is for those with or those who know someone with a mental illness. For more information, call the church at 330-392-6276.
AN ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM is being offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Q Club pool, 8094 E. Market St., Howland. Cost is $3. The program will be led by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor.
PANIC RELIEF INC., a nonprofit educational organization, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, visit panicreliefinc.com or call the office at 732-940-9658.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday next to the inside entrance of Sears at Eastwood Mall, Niles. The schedule includes:
- Pneumonia vaccines are available on various days at $35. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call 330-652-7542.
- Free blood pressure screenings, 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- St. Joe's at the Mall has a weight management strength training program for $20 a month. Fitness trainer on site will provide a prescription to follow on the machines. Nutrition classes will be once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
- Strong Bones, Strong People program registration, 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Registration by appointment; 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education to improve muscle strength and nutrition to help prevent the effects of osteoporosis. Exercise room available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration by appointment only.
- June 15: Diabetes Wellness Connection Day (open to anyone) - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., free blood sugar screening; 9 to 11 a.m., free foot screening; 9 to 10 a.m., Diabetes Wellness Connection program, "Problem Solving." Call to register.
- June 16: noon to 1 p.m., Talk with the Doc program - "Headaches: Know the Difference." Dr. Gregory Gibson speaking. Call to register at 330-652-7542. Cost $2. Light lunch will be provided.
- June 18: 9 a.m. to noon, free bone density screening for osteoporosis - One out of two women and one in eight men older than age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. A radiology technician will do an ultrasound of your ankle.
- June 23: 1 to 4 p.m., AARP Safe Driving Course - The AARP driver safety program is a 4-hour classroom refresher that can help you learn the effects of aging on driving and how you can adjust one's driving habits to remain safe on the road. You will receive a certificate of completion. Many insurance companies offer reduced insurance rates for those who complete this course. Registration limited. Call 330-652-7542. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Checks payable to AARP.
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The 2010 committee of the American Cancer Society AUSTINTOWN RELAY FOR LIFE wants to thank the sponsors, patrons and community for making this year's event a great success.
This event was held on June 4 and 5. An income goal of $72,000 for this particular Relay was set in late 2009. Thus far, more than $93,000 has been raised to help save lives from cancer.
Also, special thanks to the 26 teams who helped by holding a variety of fundraisers that largely contributed to surpassing the income goal.
Additional donations are accepted until Aug. 31, which is the last day of the society's fiscal year. To make a donation, call Francesca Kostek at 888-227-6446, Ext. 2214 or visit www.cancer.org/austintown .
Summer break is here and AMERICAN RED CROSS is offering its babysitter training class 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 19, at 8392 Tod Ave., Boardman; right across from the Davis Family YMCA.
The $35 course fee supports disaster services throughout Mahoning County and includes a student handbook/CD set, a "Red Cross Ready Babysitter" T-shirt and several other items.
Students can register by calling 330-726-6063, or going on line to www.mahoning.redcross.org. The Mahoning Chapter will be celebrating 100 years in the Mahoning Valley in 2010.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY has a free program for women who are currently receiving cancer treatment. The Look Good Feel Better program helps all women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups, usually about six to 10 women, through practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup, skin care, nail care and ways to deal with hair loss by using wigs, turbans and scarves. Each woman gets a free makeup kit valued between $250 and $300 to use during and after the workshop.
All cosmetology volunteers who lead the program attend a four-hour certification class to become a Look Good Feel Better facilitator.
Enrollment for each class is limited, and reservations must be made. For more information, or to find out when the next session is held in the area, call the American Cancer Society toll free at 888-227-6446.