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SSU’s Master of Occupational Therapy program teams up for Fall-Free Fridays


Second-year students enrolled in the Shawnee State University Master of Occupational Therapy program are teaming up for their third season with the Area Agency on Aging, District 7 (AAA7) to bring the community “Fall-Free Fridays.”

Dever Named Executive Director of the AAA7


Melissa Dever, BSW, LSW, was recently named Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7), according to Charles Harper, President of the AAA7 Board of Trustees.

Pleasant Valley Hospital joins Mountain Health Network


HUNTINGTON – The agreement for Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) to join Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center as a member of Mountain Health Network (MHN), was completed, effective Oct. 1, 2022.

AAA7 Receives Accreditation of Case Managementfor Long-Term Services and Supports


The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) has received Accreditation of Case Management for Long-Term Services and Supports from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its PASSPORT and Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Programs for a period of two years. Earning NCQA’s Accreditation of Case Management for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) demonstrates that an organization is dedicated to coordinating the delivery of care in a person-centered and integrated manner to help individuals function optimally in their preferred setting.

Help ease patient pain during Sickle Cell Awareness Month


During Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September, the American Red Cross emphasizes the importance of a diverse blood supply to help meet the needs of those with sickle cell disease – the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S.

Meet the Mako on Sept. 27


PORTSMOUTH — Discover the surgical system that has transformed knee replacement surgery! King’s Daughters Portsmouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will host a Meet the Mako event 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 to educate community members about the robotic-arm assisted surgery system. The event will be in the King’s Daughters Ohio surgery lobby, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth.

PCHD reminds residents of the importance of preventing illness from the Flu


The Portsmouth City Health Department (PCHD) recognizes that the 2022-2023 flu season is quickly approaching. Residents of Ohio should get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others.

Monkeypox Vaccination Registration


As Monkeypox cases continue to rise nationally and in the State of Ohio, the Portsmouth City and Scioto County Health Departments are initiating a vaccine campaign to prevent the spread of the disease in Scioto County.

For Paul Wagner, volunteering at SOMC was a happy surprise


When Paul Wagner first came to SOMC to learn about becoming a volunteer, he didn’t know what he was signing up for, literally. His sons, feeling that he needed something to help fill his days, had filled out his paperwork and signed him up without telling him.

Healthcare Expo planned for October 21


The Healthcare Expo 2022 planning is underway, as the Southern Ohio Social Work and Healthcare Alliance attempts to continue the tradition of growing an important community healthcare offering further.


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