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TCMHRB MEETINGS: The January calendar for the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Road SE, Suite 201, Warren, includes:

• Program Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m. today. Join Zoom meeting at us02web.zoom.us/j/82297354786?p wd=NENpL3BEanhMak9PZldoRlV1MER5UT09, with meeting ID 822 9735 4786 and passcode 500927, or dial in at 929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799;

• Core Provider meeting, 9 a.m. Friday. Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/89315561694?pwd=ZE0rNURRbzBkaFFuN05MWGoyZzMydz09, with meeting ID 893 1556 1694 and passcode 581642, or dial in at 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099;

• Trauma Informed Care Steering Committee meeting, 3 p.m. Jan. 11. Zoom, global.gotomeeting.com/join/977661877, or dial in at 571-317-3122 with access code 977-661-877;

• FCFC countywide Day 1 orientation, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 12. Registration Required. Join meeting at global.go tomeeting.com/join/824067717, or dial in at 408-650-3123 with access code 824-067-717;

• ASAP Education Subcommittee meeting, 10 a.m. Jan. 12. Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/85624849044?pwd=WHdXTTNyWXZMWmM3Rm9lU3NLW m9GQT09, with meeting ID 856 2484 9044 and passcode 204667, or dial in at 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099.

ALZHEIMER WEBINAR SERIES: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter will host a free four-week webinar series on caregiver resources and wellness.

The one-hour sessions will be from 2 to 3 p.m. every Thursday in January, starting this week, and will cover topics that range from healthy lifestyles for your brain to managing caregiver stress and burnout.

Participants can register for one session or all four. After registering, participants will receive instructions on how to join.

To register, contact Samantha Sathre, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, at 234-284-2754 or ssathre@alz.org.

The webinar topics are “Ways to Love Your Brain,” Thursday; “Is it Alzheimer’s or Just Signs of Aging?” Jan. 14; “Legal and Financial Planning for Individuals with Dementia,” Jan. 21; and “Managing Caregiver Stress and Burnout,” Jan. 28.

For descriptions of each program, go to alz.org/crf.

LEAPFROG AWARDS ‘A’ TO HOSPITAL: Sharon Regional Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Sharon Regional’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades similar to school grades to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. Sharon is part of Steward Health Care.

For Sharon Regional Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafe tygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

DOC AWARDED HERO RECOGNITION: Mercy Health-Youngstown Chief Clinical Officer Dr. James Kravec was awarded Special Recognition for Heroism During the Pandemic by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality.

The honor recognizes heroes that have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to patient safety amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Kravec has led Mercy Health’s ministry through the COVID-19 pandemic, including, through the Mercy Health Physicians organization, expanding access to care such as Mercy Health’s flu clinics, drive-thru testing and virtual visits. He also serves as the medical director of Mahoning County Public Health.


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