HMHP TO HONOR NURSES: Humility of Mary Health Partners hospitals will be honoring their nurses this week during the annual Nurses Week celebration. St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, St. Joseph Health Center in Warren and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center have a full week of activities planned through Friday to recognize the valuable contributions their nurses play in the quality of care given to patients.
A highlight of the week will be a presentation by a nationally known speaker who has shared her passion for leadership, engagement and service with audiences across the country. Liz Jazwiec is author of the book, "Eat THAT Cookie! ... Make Workplace Positivity Pay Off - for Individuals, Teams and Organizations," and founder and CEO of Liz Inc., a consulting practice. She will be making a presentation to managers at 10 a.m. and to nurses at 1:30 p.m. today in St. Elizabeth's Finnegan Auditorium.
For more information, call 330-480-3045.
TRUMBULL COUNTY IMMUNIZATIONS: The Trumbull County Health department's May 2011 community childhood immunization clinics are scheduled as follows:
West Farmington Community Center: Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
St Joe's at the Mall: Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Mespotamia Fire Station: May 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Newton Falls Community Center: May 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Trumbull County Health Department: May 18, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mecca Community Church: May 19, 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. All children younger than 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring shot record with child.
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. May 9 and 20, at the Community Services Building, 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.
MS SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: The Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. on May 10 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.
BEGINNING YOGA CLASS: A seven-session beginning yoga class will be held Mondays, through June 20 at St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren. Class time is 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 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.
LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: Park Vista's Low Vision Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. on May 10, at the Park Vista North Lounge, 1310 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The meeting will feature guest speaker Kenneth Carano, former Ohio state legislator and regional director for former Gov. Ted Strickland. Carano will speak about legislation that affects the handicapped, which also includes people with low vision.
The Low-Vision Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month and provides information, support and resources for people with vision impairment. For information contact Denise Creatore, 330-746-2944, Ext. 1551.
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH: The First Ohio Chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health are presenting "May is Mental Health Month" with a personal story by Sean Baron, co-author of "There's A Boy In There." The program will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 11, at the D & E Clinic, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.
For more information, call Rachel at 330-538-0184 or Chrysann at 330-533-4649.
NURSES HONORED BY PATIENT CHOICE AWARD: ValleyCare Health System which includes Northside Medical Center, Trumbull Memorial Hospital and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital is seeking to honor one of its nurses from each hospital through its Patient Choice Award program. This award recognizes the level of quality care, comfort and compassion offered by nurses each day. The hospital is asking for input from the community, and a nurse from each facility will be chosen from the nominations to receive the Patient Choice Award. The winner will be announced the end of May.
Northside Medical Center, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital asks former patients and family members to be involved in spotlighting an exceptional nurse because patients are the ones directly impacted by outstanding care.
Nominations for the 2011 Patient Choice Award will be accepted until May 11. Nominations can be made online at the hospital system's website at www.valleycarehealth.net, or nominations can e-mailed, mailed or faxed (as long as it arrives by May 11). E-mail nominations to email@example.com, mail to: Trish Hrina, marketing director, ValleyCare Health System, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44501, or fax to: 330-884-5742.
THE SUPER COLON: To raise awareness of the importance of yearly colon cancer screenings for men and women beginning at age 50, the Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers will sponsor the Super Colon at two events: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 12, Woman's Heart Day, Covelli Center, downtown Youngstown, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13, inside the Eastwood Mall, Niles.
The Super Colon is an 8-foot-tall, 20-foot-long inflatable replica of a colon that visitors can walk through to learn about colorectal cancer and how to prevent the disease. Colon cancer is one of the most easily prevented cancers. With regular screening, colon cancer is 90 percent preventable, and if detected in its earliest stages, is successfully treated 90 percent of the time.
MS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the second 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 MS and empower those with MS and their families to be strong. 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.
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