2019 Meridian Winter Sprinter

Meridian HealthCare presents the 2019 Meridian Winter Sprinter 4 Mile Run, 1 Mile Fun Walk, and Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at the Mill Creek Canfield Bike Trail and McMahon Hall.

After the race walk over to McMahon Hall to stay warm and enjoy hot chocolate and pancakes!

Breakfast is free to all runners/walkers. $5 at the door for non-participants.

Restrooms and parking are available.

Start Times

  • 1 Mile Walk – 10:00 am
  • 4 Mile Run – 10:45 am


Events start and finish at the McMahon Hall parking area and will be held on the Canfield Bike Trail 7574 State Route 46 — Columbiana-Canfield Rd. Canfield, OH 44406

Awards – 4 Mile Run

Male and Female Overall — Top 3 Female and Top 3 Male places in each age group: 23 & under, 24-39, 40- 55, 56+. Award ceremony in McMahon Hall after the race.


Mail: Send this completed form and check made payable to:

Meridian HealthCare
Attn: Renee Amacher
8255 South Ave.
Boardman, OH 44512

Online: Sign up at runsignup.com

Race Day

Registration will begin at 9:00 am

McMahon Hall
7475 State Route 46 – Columbiana-Canfield Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406

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*Photo credit – Region 2B Women’s Advisory Council Facebook Page

Meridian HealthCare had the honor of receiving a donation of $2,175.00 from the Region 2B Women”s Advisory Council and Women’s Committee – Local 1112 – which held a conference on Oct 6-7th at the Local 1112 in Lordstown, OH.  The Conference featured a number of speakers including Stephanie Leonard , a former staff member at Meridian, who spoke on Addiction and Mental Health in our community.  Meridian was then awarded the donation, which was raised through basket raffles at the event.

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While visiting Meridian, the physicians met with Meridian’s CEO Larry Moliterno and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Brown, who explained how Meridian integrates behavioral and primary healthcare together to treat the whole person.  They also learned more about addiction and recovery in our community and the U.S. and toured Meridian’s facilities.

“Rotary’s commitment to world peace is through education and understanding and as one Rotarian’s motto once ready – Humanity is Our Business,” shared Howard Mettee, organizer and Boardman Rotarian. “Thank you to Larry Moliterno and Dr. Brown for the work you are doing every day at Meridian and for sharing this knowledge and information with all of the visiting Physicians.”

The trip and physicians were sponsored by the Boardman Rotary and organized by Howard Mettee. The group toured Northeast Ohio between October 10-20th, visiting facilities including the Cleveland Clinic, Allegheny General Hospital (UPMC Affiliated), Mercy Health and Meridian.

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The pilot program is called EASE, Ensuring Action for Students in Emergency. It’s a partnership with Meridian Healthcare and Alta Behavioral Healthcare to provide a mobile crisis team of trained professionals who will respond to the school and deal with students in distress on the spot.

To read the full article, please click here.

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“Individuals and families have an increasing number of choices — from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors — when it comes to agencies that provide these services,” said Duane Piccirilli, Executive Director of MHRB. “Our goal was to identify for the public non-profit organizations that are funded by Mahoning County levy dollars and have a proven track record of integrity and success in their fields.”

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For the full article, please visit THE BUSINESS JOURNAL