Genesis HealthCare System Reaches Out to Coal Miners Through Open Houses
Three free events to help with black lung applications
Zanesville, Ohio (Nov. 27, 2019) – Genesis HealthCare System is holding open houses throughout the region to help coal miners and others suffering from lung disease learn about the services they offer. Genesis Lung Clinic is providing services to coal miners in an additional 10 Ohio counties after the closing of East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio. East Ohio Regional Hospital had the only black lung clinic in the area.
“With the closing of East Ohio Regional Hospital, there was a void in services to coal miners and others in the region. We’re glad that we are able to reach out and provide these life-saving services to residents in Eastern Ohio,” said Emily Brawner, D.O., FCCP, pulmonologist and medical director, Genesis Lung Clinic.
Genesis Lung Clinic will hold open houses throughout the region with representatives to answer questions and help with the black lung claims process. The Genesis Lung Clinic staff will also be available to help participants learn more about the services available.
Open houses hosted by Genesis Lung Clinic will be in Monroe County, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, 4-6 p.m., Monroe County Library, 96 Home Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio; Washington County, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, 4-6 p.m., Marietta Branch Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta, Ohio; and Stark/Tuscarawas County, Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, 5-7 p.m. Bolivar Library System, 455 West Water St., Bolivar, Ohio.
Free cookies and coffee will be available, and registration is not required. For more information, contact Stacey Stewart, outreach coordinator, Genesis Lung Services, phone (740) 454-4331; or Michele Newlon, benefits counselor, Genesis Lung Services, phone (740) 454-4063.