Youngstown Business News: Mercy Health, Community Foundation

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Shown here in this undated file photo is St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Mercy Health hosted a hiring open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Finnegan Auditorium at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown.

The healthcare provider is looking to fill a variety of clinical positions at its three area hospitals, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospitals and St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Positions include:

  • AI
  • LPN
  • Nursing support
  • cooks
  • Imaging professionals
  • Laboratory professionals
  • medical assistants
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • respiratory therapists
  • External student nurses
  • Surgical Technologists

“Treating people with care and compassion, improving lives, and growing personally and professionally is what future employees can expect from a career at Mercy Health. Do what you were meant to do, with an organization that provides the support, tools and resources you need to succeed,” a press release read.

Interested candidates should bring copies of their CV and be prepared for an interview. The event features sign-up bonuses, on-site offers, lunch catering, and a raffle.

‘Where are the Workers?’ Business roundtables to examine social upheaval

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley invites local employers to participate in two roundtables on talent hiring and retention challenges and share their feedback.

The “Where are the workers?” virtual roundtables are scheduled for 1:30-3 p.m. on March 10 (register here) and 1-2:30 p.m. on March 11 (register here).

“’Where are the workers?’ is an important project that will help the Mahoning Valley overcome labor market challenges and set us on a path that will make our region a better place for everyone,” said Shari Harrell, president of the foundation.

The foundation is looking for “businesses of all stripes” to participate, according to a press release.

After the discussions, representatives of the NEO team and the Fund for Our Economic Future can contact participants to share their stories, which can be attributed to the company or remain anonymous. The research results are expected to be published later.

“Our goal is to create an environment for candid conversations that produce actionable insights for employers and practitioners in Northeast Ohio and beyond. A documentarian from the project will take notes during these roundtables, which will inform the final product,” said Bethia Burke, President of the Fund for Our Economic Future.

Visit the Fund for Our Economic Future website for more information on “Where Are the Workers?” »

Mahoning County Health Department seeks partners to target health disparities

Mahoning County Public Health is seeking proposals from interested agencies to hire two to four community health workers who will provide community care coordination.

Mahoning Valley Pathways HUB, a division of MCPH, recently received renewal funding for this year to expand the Pathways Community HUB, which uses an evidence-based model to reduce health disparities and address the determinants social health.

An information session is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. To register and receive the Zoom link, email [email protected] All proposal responses must be submitted to MCPH by 11:59 p.m. on March 4.

According to the Mahoning County Community Health Assessment, in 2019, 15% of Mahoning County residents reported needing assistance with transportation; 27% said they lived two miles or more from healthy foods; 34% said they had not exercised in the past week; and 35% of the population reported being overweight.

“These are all factors that contribute to chronic disease and can negatively impact families,” reads a press release. “Mahoning Valley Pathways HUB was set up in early 2016 to address health disparities in infant mortality and other chronic health conditions.”

Pathways has served more than 1,300 customers to date, according to the release.

898 Marketing Wins Best Advertising Award

898 Marketing of Canfield was one of 24 winners of a Gold ADDY Award and one of 43 winners of a Silver Award during the Akron Chapter of the Federation’s 77th Annual Awards Celebration advertising company last week in Akron.

More than 200 professional applications have been submitted for this year’s event, according to a press release. Here is the full list of winners.

898 Marketing, Jet Creative and Palo Creative were also creative partners for the event, according to the release.

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