Two of the Valley’s Premier Healthcare Services Now Operating from a New Location in Howland

Meridian HealthCare and Alta Behavioral Healthcare are now providing services at Howland Corners location


YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Alta Behavioral Healthcare and Meridian HealthCare are now serving new and existing clients from a new location: Wexford Center, at 1950 NE Niles-Cortland Road in Howland.

The two entities will provide fully integrated care for families at a nearby location that is convenient for residents of Trumbull County.


Meridian will offer Family Medicine and Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare for Adults and Families at the new location. Conditions that can be treated include colds and flu, hypertension, diabetes, thyroid issues and many others. Physicals and regular check-ups will also be offered. In addition, Meridian will provide counseling for adults with issues such as anxiety, stress, relationship challenges and emotional struggles at the new Howland location. Most insurances and Medicaid are accepted.

On staff at the new location will be two physicians who formerly had private practices in the area. Chief Medical Officer Daniel Brown D.O. practiced in western Pennsylvania and Hubbard, while Family Medicine Physician Gary Kraker D.O. had a practice in Howland.

“We believe our new Howland location offers the best of both worlds to Trumbull County residents,” said Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare. “That is, access to modern family medicine along with that old fashioned doctor-patient relationship. I know that Dr. Brown and Dr. Kraker are looking forward to serving their former patients as well as new ones.”

The dedicated phone number for reaching Meridian’s Howland Office is (330) 318-3911.



Alta will provide Behavioral Healthcare for Children, Teens and Families at the new Howland location. Services include individual, group and family counseling, with therapists who are highly skilled and specialize in child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems, as well as family dynamics. Case Management and Psychiatric services for children and teens are also offered.

Common childhood problems such as defiance or disruptive behavior, as well as anxiety and depression, can often be treated without medication. The cost of treatment is usually covered by most health insurances and Medicaid.

“We have been serving children and families from Trumbull County for some time from our Youngstown location,” said Joseph Shorokey, CEO of Alta Care Group. “Now these families will be able to access our services from a location that is nearby and more convenient.”

The dedicated phone number for reaching Alta’s Howland Office is (330) 736-0073.