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Meridian HealthCare Welcomes Dr. Gary Kraker as Primary Healthcare Physician

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Meridian HealthCare’s CEO, Larry Moliterno, is pleased to announce the addition of Gary L. Kraker, DO to its primary healthcare team. Dr. Kraker has served in a number of different roles throughout his successful medical career and will now be merging his practice with Meridian. In his …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #3 – “Home”

Family life can be enriched for every member if we work to make home a place where everyone can feel safe, protected and comfortable. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that …

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Meridian HealthCare Welcomes Dr. Gary Kraker as Primary Healthcare Physician

Meridian HealthCare’s CEO, Larry Moliterno, is pleased to announce the addition of Gary L. Kraker, DO to its primary healthcare team. Dr. Kraker has served in a number of different roles throughout his successful medical career and will now be merging his practice with Meridian. In his new position, Dr. …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #2 – “Hope”

Regardless of the depths of our circumstances, the one thing we all want more than anything else is hope. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that you react to every day. …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #1 – “Find the Strength Inside”

When you learn to tap into this resource that we all have, you can handle more stress and live a happier life. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that you react …

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Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board Honors Dr. Brown

Dr. Daniel Brown, Medical Director of Meridian HealthCare, received the Eagle Award at the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s recent luncheon. Since joining Meridian in 2013, Dr. Brown been been closely involved in many activities that have benefited both our clients and the community as a whole. His …

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Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board Honors Dr. Brown

Dr. Daniel Brown, Medical Director of Meridian HealthCare, received the Eagle Award at the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s recent luncheon. Since joining Meridian in 2013, Dr. Brown been been closely involved in many activities that have benefited both our clients and the community as a whole. His …

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Understanding Co-Occurring Addiction and Treatment

Tina Goynes, Co-Occurring Treatment Program Manager for Meridian HealthCare, explains Co-Occurring Treatment Disorders, which involve individuals who are suffering with substance abuse and mental health issues simultaneously. Also discussed are treatment methods. …

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Meridian HealthCare Awards 7th Annual Meridian Scholarships

Meridian HealthCare presented scholarships to four area students at an awards breakfast held May 11. The 2016 Meridian Scholarship is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. Scholarships were awarded to: Hannah Cooley of Howland High School Andrea Hutzler of Lowellville High School Cassandra Kays of …

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Is Alcoholism the “Forgotten” Addiction?

In the last few years, it seems that the word “addiction” is most commonly seen next to the word “drug” or some derivative of it (e.g., “prescription drug,” “opioid,” “heroin,” etc.). There is no way that the severity of the drug addiction problem in the U.S. can, or should be …

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