Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:00 am


2 Parkview hospitals in top 100

Staff, news services

Parkview Huntington Hospital and Parkview Noble Hospital have been recognized among the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health.

This is the sixth time Parkview Huntington has been named and the first time Parkview Noble has made the list, the health system said.

“Earning this prestigious recognition six times – and for the past five consecutive years – shows our patients they can expect consistency in the high quality of care we provide,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “We're so pleased to be acknowledged as a top performer among all U.S. hospitals of our size, as it really validates our efforts to build a world-class team of people dedicated to bringing the best of healthcare to our neighbors here in Huntington County.”

Gary Adkins, president of Parkview Noble Hospital, said the recognition “signifies our commitment to high-quality, compassionate care for those in our community.”

The 100 Top Hospitals study has been conducted annually since 1993.

January credit card borrowing slows

American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in January, as the category that covers credit cards recorded the smallest increase in three years.

January's gain of $13.9 billion followed a $19.2 billion increase in December and a November surge of $30.9 billion, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

In January, borrowing in the credit card category edged up $701 million. That followed an increase of $6.1 billion in December and was the smallest monthly advance since a gain of $605 million in February 2015. Borrowing in the category that covers auto loans and student loans rose by $13.2 billion in January, basically matching the $13.1 billion increase in December. 

Female brewers celebrate event

Female brewers worldwide are raising a stein to International Women's Day today.

Thousands of women in the beer business and female home brewers are brewing together around the event, seeing it as a way to raise the profile of women in a male-dominated industry.

“There's a spot for everybody in brewing and especially in learning about brewing,” said Emily Engdahl, executive director of the Pink Boots Society, a U.S. nonprofit that supports women in the brewing industry. “It's important we all help each other.”

235,000 jobs added in US in February

U.S. companies added a healthy 235,000 jobs last month, led by solid gains in construction, hotels and restaurants, and education and health care, according to a private survey.

The report Wednesday on February hiring from payroll provider ADP comes after businesses added 244,000 people in January and 249,000 in December. Those gains should be enough to reduce the unemployment rate, currently a low 4.1 percent, over time.

With unemployment already so low, strong hiring should force employers to offer much higher pay to find the workers they need.

Target, one of the world's biggest retailers, raised its minimum starting pay for workers for the second time in less than a year this week after seeing a bigger and better pool of candidates.