October 13, 2016
More than 150 colleagues of Alliance Community Hospital were recognized for their years of service and special recognition went to several recipients at the hospital's annual recognition ceremony held recently.
Five-year incremental awards were distributed highlighted by four colleagues with 40 or more years of service. Forty-year award winners were Deborah Anweiler in Laboratory and Renee Thomas...
October 12, 2016
Residents of Community Care Center (CCC) at Alliance Community Hospital will once again be hitting the streets. And they will be riding in style in a 2016 Diamond Coach 14-passenger wheelchair-accessible bus.
"After being without transportation for the past several years, it's great to be able to get our residents out and about a little more," said Lori Underwood, activities coordinator at CCC.
October 11, 2016
"Breast Awareness and Self-Exams" will be presented by Alliance Community Hospital's nurse navigator, Brandy Hahn, BSN, RN, OCN, at the ACH Community Lecture Luncheon at noon Friday in the hospital's conference room 1-A adjacent to the Caf.
Hahn, a Minerva native, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Malone College in 1996 and has worked at Aultman Hospital since 2008.
October 5, 2016
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 email@example.com. Today's question is being answered by Brandy Hahn, BSN, RN, OCN, cancer coordinator at ACH.
Q: "I have recently received a cancer diagnosis and my physician...
September 28, 2016
The monthly Alliance Community Hospital/American Red Cross (ACH/ARC) blood drive will be held Oct. 6 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in conference room 1-A in the hospital.
"We cannot impress enough the never-ending need for blood and blood products in our community," Michele Quinn, ACH coordinator of volunteer services, said. "Donating blood is something that takes little time, costs nothing and yet provides...
September 22, 2016
Eloisa Jahdi, MD, speaks during the Alliance Community Hospital Lecture Luncheon Sept. 9. Her topic was Decreasing the Risk of HPV-Related Cancers. (Review photos/Gayle Blair)
Attendees of the most recent Community Lecture Luncheon held Sept. 9 at Alliance Community Hospital heard a program on "Decreasing the Risk of HPV-Related Cancers" by hospital pathologist Eloisa Jahdi, M.D.
HPV, or human papilloma...
September 22, 2016
Alliance Community Hospital will be host to a comprehensive community health fair complete with free screenings, complimentary healthy snacks, important health information, and helpful giveaways on Sept. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the hospital's discharge circle at 200 E. State St.
The theme of the health fair is "Fall into Good Health" and is being sponsored by the hospital's Patient Advisory Council...
September 13, 2016
Sept. 24: Educational Services- Hypertension
Oct. 1: AIMM
Oct. 8: Respiratory- Smoking Cessation and Sleep Apnea
Oct. 15: Caring Hands
Oct. 22: Alliance Family Health Center
September 13, 2016
The University of Mount Union and Alliance Community Hospital, in conjunction with the Alliance Fire Department and Alliance Police Department, will conduct a disaster drill between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Area residents shouldn't be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles at the University of Mount Union, near the area of Alliance Community Hospital or beneath the Martin Luther...
September 7, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Today's question is being answered by Kim Anthony, an Alliance audiologist whose office is in the Professional Office Building of Alliance Community...
September 6, 2016
"Decreasing the Risk of HPV-Related Cancers" will be presented by Alliance Community Hospital pathologist Eloisa Jahdi, M.D., at the ACH Community Lecture Luncheon set for noon Friday in the hospital's conference room 1-A, adjacent to the Caf.
Jahdi, who earned her medical degree from University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines, is certified by a number of boards, including the American Board...
September 1, 2016
Alliance resident Ted Cross is a walking machine.
One of the familiar faces seen around Carnation City Mall, Cross was recently honored for reaching the 5,000-mile mark in the mall's Heart and Sole walking program.
The walking program was started several years ago by the mall and Alliance Community Hospital, offering a place for people to get their steps in and get some health education.
August 30, 2016
The Steppin' Out for Hospice 5K Run//Walk was held Saturday evening at the Alliance Community Hospital campus.
More than 300 runners and walkers took part in the event, which was a great success despite the heat and humidity.
"The event went really well," said Jessica Bloss, the event's coordinator. "There was a good turnout despite it being an extremely hot day."
Bloss said the event goes off...
August 26, 2016
The Alliance Farmers' Market is almost at its halfway point in the 2016 season. Approximately $35,000 has been kept in the Alliance community and has helped the local farmers and small businesses that set up every week at the market.
The Alliance Farmers' Market would not be able to thrive without the help of its sponsors. This season the market is sponsored by three local businesses: Alliance Community...
August 26, 2016
Visitors and participants at the Steppin' Out for Hospice 5K on Saturday will have another reason to be at Alliance Community Hospital that day.
To emphasize the importance of colon health and early detection of colon cancer, Alliance Community Hospital, an accredited Commission on Cancer facility, will be distributing FIT cards, an early detection screening test, to the first 200 visitors to the...
August 25, 2016
ALLIANCE – Visitors and participants at the Steppin’ Out for Hospice 5k on Saturday afternoon and evening August 27 will have another reason to be at Alliance Community Hospital that day.
To emphasize the importance of colon health and early detection of colon cancer, Alliance Community Hospital, an accredited Commission on Cancer Facility, will be distributing FIT cards, an early detection...
August 25, 2016
Local man helped through death of wife and son
ALLIANCE -- It’s hard to describe the value of a loved ones remaining in the comfort of their home at the end of their life, but Marvin Springer, of Alliance, knows firsthand what it’s like.
While discussing the options for his wife and son’s end of life care, Marvin knew there was nowhere he wanted them to be but home. Through...
August 18, 2016
When health care concerns arise, one of the most important steps is understanding the issue. Unfortunately, it's easy to get lost in the world of health information. Determining if the information is accurate, trustworthy and relevant can be almost impossible for the health care consumer.
The Health Caring Resource Center Library, located inside Alliance Community Hospital, can help consumers learn...
August 15, 2016
Patients and visitors to the Center for Pain Management at Alliance Community Hospital are being advised that the office will be closed from Friday August 26 until Tuesday, August 30 and will reopen in its new location on Wednesday, August 31.
According to Melissa Loudon, director of the Center for Pain Management, during the days the office is closed, there will be limited or no computer access...
August 8, 2016
Watch out for sun's harmful effects
By CHEYANNE GONZALES email@example.com
There is no denying the fact that it has been a hot summer, but many people don't realize the harmful effects the summer sun can have on unprotected skin.
The most important thing to remember during the summer is absolutely no one is safe from the sun's harmful rays.
David Meir, director of cardiac and oncology...
August 3, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Today's question is being answered by David Meir, BSN, RN, director of cardiac and oncology services.
Q. "I am 45 years old and in good health...
August 1, 2016
ALLIANCE, Ohio – With Alliance Community Hospital’s popular Steppin’ Out for Hospice 5K run/walk looming on August 27, physical therapy expert Eric O’Brien will present tips on preparing for the race and other training tips at the ACH Lecture Luncheon on Friday, August 5 at noon in conference room 1A (adjacent to the Café) at the hospital.
O’Brien, PT, MS, OCS,...
July 15, 2016
ALLIANCE --A diagnosis of heart failure need not be dire as long as the patient understands that he or she will need to adhere to a lifetime of proper managed care, according to Stephanie Boyd, director of the Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital, who spoke at ACH Friday.
Proper managed care includes a number of steps depending on the severity of the heart failure. In most cases,...
July 6, 2016
By Eric O'Brien Special to The Review Published: July 6, 2016 3:00 AM
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 email@example.com. Today's question is being answered by Eric O'Brien, PT, MS, OCS, board certified...
July 1, 2016
Alliance – Taking control of one’s diet can affect cancer risk and Dawn Wagner, a registered dietician at Alliance Community Hospital and breast cancer survivor, will offer health tips at a public community lecture and lunch on Friday, July 8 at noon in Conference Room 1A of Alliance Community Hospital.
Wagner, RDN/LD is a frequent presenter in the community due to her first-hand...