Over several years, St. Francis de Sales School has dialogued with local leaders in the fields of medicine, business, law, engineering, church, education, banking, and civil service concerning the current educational and formational needs of our community. Many noted that employees are entering the work force with excellent technical knowledge, but too few show interest in leadership or possess the skills. Employees are needed who can motivate others, adapt to change, and possess the ability, education, humility, integrity, temperament, and confidence to lead, whether hundreds of employees or just a few coworkers. St. Francis de Sales is launching the Salesian Leadership Initiative to address these concerns.
This Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, show your thanks by helping others—and burn off a few calories in advance of the feast—by taking part in Dave’s Turkey Chase to benefit Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and Hannah’s Socks. Presented by WTOL 11 and Fox 36, this fun-for-everyone run/walk 5K will start and finish at WTOL 11, located at 730 N. Summit St., and the course will loop through downtown Toledo. Start time is 9:00 a.m. (1-Mile Walk at 9:15 and Kids Fun Run at 8:30). Participants are asked to bring canned goods, socks, and shoes to donate.
“Our seniors leave their winter worries behind with our stress-free assisted living at St. Clare Commons. You’ll see them conversing over coffee in our StarbucksTM café, enjoying a book or knitting by the fireplace, or sipping a glass of wine during Happy Hour,” explains Diana Kobylak, Director of Marketing for CHI Living Communities St. Clare Commons. “We have everything seniors need—spiritual services, socialization, the arts, fitness activities, and transportation—to stay healthy, happy, and connected.”
Harbor Behavioral Health has partnered with nonprofit addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford as a member of their Patient Care Network. The Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network will provide the most effective evidence-based treatment programming for substance use disorders and other tools to address the addiction crisis to the Northwest Ohio area—one of the hardest hit by the nation’s opioid crisis. Together, Harbor and Hazelden Betty Ford are making a commitment to improve patient outcomes. “We are excited to enter this strategic partnership with the nation’s leading nonprofit addiction treatment provider,” said John Sheehan, CEO of Harbor Behavioral Health. “The partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford will provide our patients improved access to care and offer a wider range of gold-standard options in our continuum of substance use services.”
Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation awarded $20,000 grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam for a total of $3 million. Local shelter Bethany House was chosen to receive one of the annual grants to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide services in Northwest Ohio. This year’s highly sought-after grant slate brings the total investment in The Foundation’s annual shelter grant program to nearly $42 million.
Northwest Ohio Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a partnership between The Toledo Clinic, St. Luke’s WellCare Physicians Group, and independent community physicians, has received some tremendous news from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding their clinical quality. The results of their 2016 quality and medical savings initiatives with Medicare were some of the best-rated in the Midwest.
The Toledo Clinic Urgent Care System has received formal certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc (AAAHC). They are the first privately owned urgent care system in Ohio to be recognized by AAAHC, the oldest ambulatory care authorizing organization in the United States.
Three cougar cubs, also known as pumas or mountain lions, came to reside at the Toledo Zoo after the state of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife reached out to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to find the cats new homes following the loss of their mothers. The oldest cub is estimated to be 10-12 weeks old, weighs about 10 pounds, and is from southeast Washington. The younger two cubs are approximately three weeks old, weigh about three and a half pounds each, and are from northeast Washington. The younger cubs were part of a litter of four, with the other two cubs now residing at a zoo in New Jersey. Cougars (Puma concolor) are found throughout North and South America, and while they are not endangered, some populations are severely threatened.