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July 8, 2017
By MALCOLM HALL GateHouse Ohio Media
Dawn Wagner will join hundreds of others Saturday in Portage Lakes State Park to let the paddles hit the water for the purpose of raising awareness and funds to help those coping with breast cancer.
The star attractions for the event, known as the annual Dragon Boat Festival, will be colorfully painted dragon boats that participants, or members of competing...
July 5, 2017
Editor's Note: The following column is an interactive question and answer feature appearing the first Wednesday of each month. Readers are encouraged to send health-related questions that will be answered by a local medical professional to info@achosp.org. Today's question is being answered by Kevin Fuschetto, PharmD, RPh, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist at the MEDS Clinic at Alliance Community Hospital.
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June 28, 2017
By SHANNON FLANAGAN sflanagan@the-review.com
Karen Burchett RN, director of the Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) Emergency Department, introduced the topic of Friday's monthly Lecture Luncheon, "In Case of Emergency: Understanding Our Emergency Department." She said the hope was to help people better understand what services are provided.
Kyle Fannin, RN, Emergency Department charge nurse, said...
June 22, 2017
Alliance Community Hospital enters into purchase agreement with Aultman Health Foundation
By TIM BOTOS GateHouse Ohio Media Published: June 22, 2017 3:00 AM
Aultman Health Foundation is in the process of purchasing Alliance Community Hospital.
Board members of both entities have approved a letter of intent that would enable the Alliance hospital to become affiliated with Aultman by the beginning...
June 22, 2017
With the letter of intent (LOI) signed for Alliance Community Hospital to become affiliated with the Aultman Health Foundation, here's what to expect pending several months of due diligence and a review by regulators:
Under the current plan, what will change at Alliance Community Hospital?
Access to broader medical care through Aultman's regional health care network.Better access to medical specialists.More...
June 21, 2017
The boards of Aultman Health Foundation and Alliance Citizens Health Association have signed a letter of intent designed to pave the way for Alliance Community Hospital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliance Citizens Health Association, to become affiliated with the Aultman Health Foundation.
The affiliation, expected to take effect January 1, 2018, will combine a regional healthcare center with a...
June 21, 2017
"In Case of Emergency" will be the focus of Alliance Community Hospital's Lecture Luncheon Friday, June 23 at noon in the hospital's McAlister Community Room, adjacent to the caf.
Karen Abraham, R.N, Clinical Coordinator/Educator, Emergency Department of Alliance Community Hospital and Karen Burchett R.N, Director, Emergency Department of Alliance Community Hospital, will make the presentation, which...
June 7, 2017
The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary recently held a reception to honor five area seniors. The Dr. James J. Thomas scholarship is awarded annually to four recipients who are interested in pursuing a health-related degree.
Scholarship chair Mary Lou Williams welcomed those in attendance and thanked her committee which included Joan Gecina, Eleanor Carver and Joan Thomas. Williams stated, "In...
June 7, 2017
Editor's Note: The following column is an interactive question and answer feature appearing the first Wednesday of each month. Readers are encouraged to send health-related questions that will be answered by a local medical professional to info@achosp.org. Today's question is being answered by Karen Abraham, R.N, Clinical Coordinator/Educator, Emergency Department of Alliance Community Hospital.
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May 4, 2017
Baby Boomers have a lot to worry about as they approach their golden years, but one thing that may not have hit their radar screens is that they should be tested for hepatitis C.
A recent advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that anyone born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C is a liver disease that results from infection with the...
May 3, 2017
Editor's Note: The following is an interactive question-and answer feature appearing the first Wednesday of each month. Readers are encouraged to send health-related questions that will be answered by a local medical professional to info@achosp.org. Today's question is being answered by Sue Antram, RN, BSN, GC-C, Director of Hospice Services.
Q. My mother is struggling with her health and the medical...
May 1, 2017
GateHouse Ohio Media Published: May 1, 2017 3:00 AM
CANTON -- The newest class for Twenty under 40! will be recognized by ystark! and The Canton Repository in an event on June 21.
The recognition is made possible through ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Canton Repository, in conjunction with Aultman Hospital, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty...
April 26, 2017
With an emphasis on cancer care close to home, Aultman Radiation Oncology of Alliance Community Hospital will hold an open house at its location at 885 S. Sawburg Ave., Suite 110, Alliance, from 3 to 5 p.m. today.
Visitors will have an opportunity to interact with the practice's team and learn more about radiation oncology services. The open house will feature refreshments and giveaways.
For more...
April 24, 2017
Published: April 24, 2017 3:00 AM The Alliance Review
Editor:
I wish to thank the Alliance Community Hospital for all their TLC in getting me better. Everyone that I encountered from the housekeeping staff to the physicians were kind, understanding, courteous, knowledgeable and friendly.
I have read in the past that the hospital has not always been featured in a positive light. But I want to tell...
April 12, 2017
A near-capacity crowd attended the Steppin' Out and Swinging with Hospice fundraiser at Don Pancho's in March and helped raise more than $18,000 for Alliance Hospice.
The function, which was held at Don Pancho's and featured several silent and live auction items donated by colleagues of Alliance Community Hospital and other community donors, included entertainment by Jimmy and the Soul Blazers.
According...
April 5, 2017
Editor's Note: The following column is an interactive feature that appears monthly in The Review. Readers are encouraged to send health-related questions to info@achosp.org and they will be answered by a local medical professional. Today's question is being answered by Dr. Jonathan Hlivko, M.D, M.S., gastroenterologist at Alliance Community Hospital.
Q: I am a 55-year-old relatively healthy male who...
March 22, 2017
By SHANNON FLANAGAN sflanagan@the-review.com
Dr. Jonathan Hlivko, gastroenterologist at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH), presented "What You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer and the Importance of Screenings" during Friday's Lecture Luncheon held in the McAlister Community Room at the hospital.
Hlivko told another packed crowd that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both...
March 15, 2017
Alliance Hospice will host its popular "Steppin' Out and Swinging with Hospice" dance and auction Friday at Don Pancho's Tex-Mex Cafe. The event will once again feature local legends Jimmy and the Soul Blazers.
A live and silent auction will be held with more than 50 auction items donated by local businesses as well as beautiful gift baskets donated by various departments of Alliance Community Hospital....
March 13, 2017
Jonathan Hlivko, MD, gastroenterologist at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH), will present “What You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer and the Importance of Screenings” on Friday, March 17 at noon in the McAlister Community Room of ACH.
Hlivko, who began practicing in Alliance in the fall of 2015, previously practiced in the Department of Gastroenterology at Summa Health System/ Akron...
March 1, 2017
The following column is an interactive q and a feature appearing the first Wednesday of each month. Readers are encouraged to send their health-related questions that will be answered by a local medical professional to info@achosp.org. Today's question is being answered by Amelia Kocher, MPA, and executive director of the Alliance Family Health Center (AFHC).
Q: I had been a patient of Alliance...
March 1, 2017
By SHANNON FLANAGAN sflanagan@the-review.com
Area residents packed the McAlister Community Room Feb. 17 for Alliance Community Hospital's monthly Lecture Luncheon.
Lorrie Durkin, who became director of the Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital in November, spoke about "Acute Coronary Syndrome, Early Heart Attack Care and Hands Only CPR" in honor of National Heart Month.
"This is...
February 13, 2017
“Acute Coronary Syndrome and Early Heart Attack Care” will be the focus of Alliance Community Hospital’s Lecture Luncheon Friday, February 17 at noon in the hospital’s McAlister Community Room, adjacent to the Café.
Lorrie Durkin, MSN, RN, CCRN, who is the director of the Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital, will make the presentation, which will include...
February 6, 2017
Today's question is being answered by Lorrie Durkin, MSN, RN, CCRN, director of the Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital.
Q: "I am in my 60s and get frequent heartburn that feels like chest pain. I have been told that eating certain foods can mimic the signs of a heart attack. So, how do I know the difference between indigestion and possible cardiac arrest?" -- Steve H., Alliance
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January 30, 2017
By SHANNON HARSH sharsh@the-review.com
In 2016, Alliance Community Hospital strengthened its orthopedic group, adding two new orthopedic surgeons to the Alliance Community Medical Foundation (ACMF) -- giving it four in the specialty.
The foundation, a partnership between the hospital and physicians, started with only two back in 2009, when orthopedic physician Dr. David Mungo and otolaryngologist...
January 23, 2017
Dr. Jane Fitch is a five-year cervical cancer survivor who is a frequent speaker on the topic emphasizing that cervical cancer is one cancer that is preventable.
Cervical cancer, a top killer of women throughout the world, is highly preventable with proper, regular screening, according to Tina White, Northeast Ohio Chapter Leader of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and Dr. Jane Fitch,...
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