MCNALLY PRESENTED RESIDENT'S AWARD: Meredythe McNally, M.D., of Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland was presented with the 2010-11 Resident's Award for Outstanding Attending Physician by the Department of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic's Huron Hospital on June 3. This award is voted on by the internal medicine residents who are completing their residency at Huron Hospital and given to the most influential teaching attending physician over the course of the year.
McNally, a native of Youngstown, joined Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland in August of 2009 where she specializes in women's gastrointestinal health issues, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disorders as well as upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. In December of 2010, McNally and Gastroenterology Associates opened Youngstown Gastroenterology.
INNOVATIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PRESENTATION: Action Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation will present "Innovations in Physical Therapy" from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hubbard Public Library. Free information and demonstrations will be presented both to the group and also through individual sessions. There will be printed information, handouts and a light snack. Reserve a place by calling 330-534-3512, Ext 3.
RECOVERY, INT. TO?MEET:?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.
DANCE FOR THE CURE: USA Dance members are celebrating men on Father's Day, June 19. In honor of men, the group is dedicating the June 19 dance to "Dance for the Cure of Prostate Cancer" and hope to raise money by hosting a Chinese auction. All men will be admitted free.
Men's Night Celebration Dance will be held at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave, Youngstown. Basics and beginners will be at 5 p.m., with a free salsa lesson at 5:30 p.m., followed by open dancing to ballroom, Latin, swing and hustle from 6:15 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $5 for USA Dance members, $10 for nonmembers and $2.50 for students.
TRUMBULL COUNTY IMMUNIZATIONS: The Trumbull County Health department's June 2011 community childhood immunization clinics are:
Trumbull County Health Department: Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mesopotamia Fire Station: today, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
All clinics are walk-in. There is an administration fee of $10 per visit, but no one will be denied due to inability to pay. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult who also should bring the child's shot records.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:
For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-533-3300 or 800-272-3900.
DOCTOR OFFERS EXAMS FOR DONATION: Chiropractor Dr. Jim Mussler is offering food, games and door prizes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Existing patients can get an adjustment with a $10 Relay For Life donation. New patients can get an exam and X-rays with a $20 donation. For more information, call 330-758-9567.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: A wellness clinic will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. Parent or guardian must have child's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
CHRONIC FATIGUE GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. For more information, call 330-847-7001.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. June 20, at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
There is a $10 administration fee or Medicaid is accepted. No appointment is necessary. Bring current shot record. A parent must accompany the child. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. on June 21 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland.
The meeting is open to all those who have multiple sclerosis, their family, friends and caregivers. There is no cost to attend, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Pat at 330-394-3166.
MS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. The group will provide information and resources that enhance the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis and empower those with MS and their families. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399.
FLU CLINIC HELD: A flu clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave., Warren. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
NAMI PLANS MEETING: The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mahoning Valley daytime support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Girard Free Library, corner of North Avenue and Broadway. The NAMI Mahoning Valley evening support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at D&E Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, call Dianna at 330-540-8583.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL TO MEET: The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, contact Jodi at 330-207-1385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: Open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
The schedule includes:
9 to 11 a.m.: Free foot screening for those at risk with Dr. C. Reyes.
9 to 10 a.m.: Diabetes Wellness Connection group with SJ diabetes educators. Registration is required.
FORUM HEALTH June Calendar:
LORDSTOWN SCOPE OFFERS HEALTHY MONITORING: Lordstown SCOPE, located in the rear of the elementary building, has Brenda Cook from HMHP to do healthy monitoring, including blood pressure, cholesterol and/or glucose count, from 10 a.m. to noon on June 22.
NORTHSIDE RECEIVES APPROVAL: Northside Medical Center holds the Gold Seal of Approval in three of its clinical programs.
Certifications awarded include:
* Renewed advanced certification in primary stroke care, maintaining Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center status;
* Recertification for total hip replacement procedures;
* Recertification for total knee replacement procedures.
These disease specific certifications were earned by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's nationally developed clinical standards in both health care quality and safety. They recognize Northside's dedication to continuous compliance with the Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
Northside underwent three rigorous on-site surveys on June 7. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated three clinical programs for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
LOCAL DOC WRITES CHAPTER IN MEDICAL TREATISE: A new medical treatise on emerging surgery techniques for the foot and ankle includes a chapter written by Dr. Lawrence A. DiDomenico, managing partner at Ankle & Foot Care Centers in Boardman.
"Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle," a 456-page orthopedic textbook by experts and pioneers in the field, includes DiDomenico's "Percutaneous Calcaneal Displacement Osteotomy," which explains a technique that realigns the calcaneous (heel) to improve function and eliminate pain in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.
The book is published by Springer Publishing. It is available online from Springer and Amazon.
Specific locations for Ankle and Foot Care Centers, and other information are located on the group's website, at www.ankleandfootcare.com.
PREVENT BLINDNESS FIGHTS AMD: Age-related macular degeneration currently affects the vision of more than 90,000 Ohioans ages 50 and older, and AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the Western world.
That is why Prevent Blindness Ohio will join Prevent Blindness America and its affiliates across the country in the "AMD: Awareness Makes a Difference" campaign on Thursday. The day has been designated by the non-profit organization as AMD Awareness Day.
As part of the day's activities, Prevent Blindness Ohio will partner with The Ohio State University and Ohio's Aging Eye Public Private Partnership to hold an AMD summit at the Havener Eye Institute, 915 Olentangy River Road, Columbus.
State Reps. Tom Letson and Marlene Anielski will be recognized for their efforts to raise awareness regarding AMD by sponsoring legislation to declare March Macular Degeneration Awareness Month in Ohio.
For more information on the AMD: Awareness Makes a Difference event, or general information on AMD and other eye diseases, please view www.pbohio.org or contact Prevent Blindness Ohio at 800-301-2020, Ext. 112.
SHARON REGIONAL STAFF PRESENT AT CONVENTION: Lisa Bertolasio, coordinator of the Diabetes Center at Sharon Regional, and Sally Tice, nurse epidemiologist, recently presented to the Pennsylvania Association Director of Nursing Administration Long Term Care group at their 23rd annual "Excellence in Performance" convention.
Bertolasio's presentation was titled "Diabetes - Caring for Your Residents - Caring for Yourself," and Tice presented on "Infection Prevention and Control: Achieving Success in the Long Term Care Setting."
The four-day convention was held at the Hotel Hershey and attended by directors of nursing for long term care facilities throughout Pennsylvania.