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FORBES RECOGNIZES KSU: Forbes has named Kent State University among the top 20 companies in the U.S. The school ranks No. 13 among 500 companies in 24 sectors and is the only public or private university to make the 2020 list.

The recognition is for diversity.

Other northeast Ohio companies on the list are Progressive, 46; Akron Children’s Hospital, 172; the Cleveland Clinic, 200; and Lubrizol, 374.

AKRON CHILDREN’S RANKED: Akron Children’s Hospital has achieved the highest possible ranking on its use of its electronic health record throughout the organization from the nonprofit Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. The hospital also has been named a recipient of the organization’s Davies Award of Excellence.

It is among 13 percent of outpatient clinics in the U.S. to achieve the designation, which examines health care organizations and how they use technology to support patient care, reduce medication errors, improve operational objectives and achieve a near paperless environment.

The Davies Award recognizes the application of health information and technology to improve clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and population health.

FARM BUREAU OFFERS STEM CAMPS: The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering four STEM-based camps. The weeklong program will let high school students interact and learn from teachers, scientists and researchers.

Subject areas include food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology and agricultural business.

The sessions are June 14-19 and 21-26 at Ohio State University, July 5-10 at Central State University and July 12-17 at Ohio State University ATI Campus.

The deadline to apply is Friday. Details can be found at

WOMEN IN STEM AT YSU: Michelle Goddard, strategic planner at the Defense Information Systems Agency, will be the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Edward W. Powers Women in STEM Career Workshop and STEM Lecture Series at Youngstown State University.

The day for young women in grades six to 12 is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21 at the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center. The lecture is 4 p.m. March 20 at the Ohio Room at Kilcawley.

The event is free. Register by March 18 at

Call 330-941-1554 or email dlfa for more information.

AKRON CHILDREN’S OPENS NEW PRACTICE: Akron Children’s Hospital will open its newest pediatrics practice Tuesday in East Liverpool.

The system acquired the practice of pediatrician Dr. Marilyn Tiu. The new practice, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, East Liverpool, will be at the Calcutta Square Building, 15655 state Route 170.

MERCY HEALTH OUTREACH: Mercy Health-Youngstown will host its annual Mercy Health Day on March 14 at Stambaugh Auditorium at Youngstown State University.

The event will have mammograms, PSA blood draws for men, dental cleanings and screenings. Also, adult and child basic CPR classes and the latest Stop the Bleed training will be offered.

The event is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and all screenings are free, but registration is required by calling 330-480-6133.

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WHITE GLOVE PAYROLL ADDS TO TEAM: Andrea Colaluca, a 2013 graduate of Youngstown State University, has been added to White Glove Payroll.

She will be responsible for handling client accounts, data input and filings and customer service.

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