DR. McALLEN APPOINTED NLN AMBASSADOR: Dr. Patricia McAllen, dean of Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, St. Elizabeth Campus, has been appointed by the National League for Nursing to serve as an NLN Ambassador. Her role in this position will be to keep faculty and administration informed about NLN's initiatives, grant opportunities, conferences, publications, workshops and other benefits available to NLN members.
She will also have an opportunity to communicate to the NLN board and professional staff some of the issues and challenges that are of greatest concern to nurse educators in the field.
McAllen helped establish the St. E's campus of Mercy College and has been directing it since 2002. The program opened in January 2003 and, since then, has graduated seven classes with a total of 217 nurses. Her previous nursing education experience includes serving on the faculties of the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and the nursing programs of Youngstown State University and Kent State University.
McAllen and her husband, Ted McAllen, director of nursing informatics at Akron General Medical Center, live in Canfield.
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.
BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Trumbull County Health Department is announcing newly scheduled back to school immunization clinics for August at the Health Department.
The dates and times for the clinics are as follows: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 23, 24, 25 and 30; and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31.
These clinics have been added to accommodate children who need "back to school" vaccines. All vaccines will be available for kindergarten, seventh grade entry and college entry. 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. All children younger than 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring shot record with child.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL OFFERS COURSES: The National Saferty Council, Northern Ohio Chapter (Ohio One Building, downtown Youngstown), is offering the following public emergency care courses to take place at the chapter, 25 E.Boardman St. Suite 343, Youngstown.
CPR/AED Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Course - adult / child / infant (2-year certificate). The course is 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The fee is $32 and pre-registration is required. An instructor course also is available. For more information, call 330-747-8657.
First Aid (3-year certificate). The course is 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The fee is $32 and pre-registration is required. An instructor course also is available. For more information, call 330-747-8657.
Bloodborne / Airborne Pathogens Course (1-year certificate). The course is 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The fee is $25 and pre-registration is required. An instructor course also is available. For more information, call 330-747-8657.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: A wellness clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 24 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.
MEETINGS SET: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support group meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren. Guest speaker is attorney Jack Alpern, who will present a program on how to provide for an Alzheimer's patient. For information, call 330-533-3300.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS OFFERED: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 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.
The Health Department, with the Rotary Club of Warren, is presenting a Shots For Tots free immunization clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, at the Health Department.
Parents are advised that all seventh grade students will need a Tdap vaccination this year. Parent or guardian must be present and should bring a current shot record.
Free sport physicals will be available by appointment. Call 330-841-2596 for information.
AHCC PRESENTS DIABETES PROGRAM: Autumn Hills Care Center Educational Series presents "Diabetes: Education and Management," at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23, at AHCC, 2565 Niles Vienna Road, Niles. Presentor will be Linda Tominiey, diabetes coordinator, Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Hillside Stroke Support Group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 1, in the boardroom. All stroke survivors and their family members are welcome to attend. No August meeting is scheduled. For more information, call Cindy at 330-841-3891.
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 their families. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399.
FLU CLINIC HELD: A flu clinic will be held 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.
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NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
DR. ALBANI NAMED FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has announced that Thomas E. Albani Jr., of Boardman, received its 2011 Family Physician of the Year Award.
Albani has been practicing family medicine for 27 years and currently practices as a solo practitioner in Canfield. He is also a volunteer faculty member for the family medicine residency program at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, and is an assistant clinical professor at Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rootstown.
OAFP annually presents the Family Physician of the Year Award to an individual who meets and exceeds the criteria of being an outstanding family physician role model; maintaining high professional standards and service orientations; providing high quality and family-centered, continuing health care; and being active in community, education or other public affairs. Also, candidates must have 10 years postresidency (or equivalent) experience, currently be in practice and be a member of OAFP.
Albani received the Family Physician of the Year Award at the 2011 OAFP awards dinner on Aug. 6.
ROBINSON MEMORIAL AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS: The Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the award of nursing scholarships to employees of Robinson Memorial Hospital and Robinson Health Affiliates Inc. pursing a nursing career.
Amy Ostrosky of Warren and Candice Stephenson of Ravenna received the foundation's Katherine Pangallo Nursing Scholarship. Ostrosky has been at Robinson Memorial Hospital since 2004 and is pursing a bachelor's of science in nursing from Western Governors University. Stephenson is a patient care assistant and is pursuing a nursing degree at Kent State University-Twinsburg campus.
Alicia Nation of Hubbard and Kimberly O'Shields of Ravenna received a KeyBank Nursing Scholarship. Nation has been a dietary aide at Robinson Memorial Hospital since 2010 and is pursing a bachelor of nursing degree from KSU. O'Shields has been employed as a registration clerk at Robinson Memorial Hospital since 2010 and is pursing a nursing degree from KSU-Trumbull campus.