Bio-Medical & Health Care Industries


The bio-medical and health care industries in the Youngstown-Warren area are comprised of hospitals, medical and dental offices, diagnostic laboratories, medical device manufacturers and health care products suppliers.  Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are also a part of the health care segment. The local industry employs more than 23,400 with an average wage of $19.88.

There are three hospital systems spread between Mahoning and Trumbull counties which handle the needs of area residents.  Within a 75-mile radius, the area’s population also has access to Cleveland Clinic and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), both world class health care facilities.  Northeast Ohio Medical University (Neomed), an inter-professional community-based health sciences university, is also located within a 30-mile drive.

Recent Local Announcements and Investment:

  • In 2019, Mercy Health opened the Wick Primary Care office within the campus of Youngstown State University in order to provide low-cost health care to students.
  • Southwoods Health recently opened its new Pain & Spine Center on the Southwoods campus in Boardman, adding to its surgical hospital, imaging center and sleep center.
  • Woodlands at Austinwoods Health Care Center recently opened its assisted living wing which is part of a multimillion dollar expansion project.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Center recently broke ground for the $7 million ambulatory surgical center located in Boardman.  The center specializes in musculoskeletal procedures including reconstruction, fractures and joint replacements. The grand opening is scheduled for December 2019. 
  • NanoLogix®, Inc. is a biotechnology company specializing in live cell, rapid diagnostics recently received recognition from the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG), Judges' Choice Gynecology Poster Award, in regard to the N-Assay, their new technology for unparalleled rapid, accurate, and sensitive detection and identification of targeted bacteria. The research was also published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology as a peer-reviewed study.
  • Mercy Health built a new $14.5 million health care services facility in Howland. The 50,000 square-foot Howland Medical Center will be centered around patient care with physicians and surgeons all on site in a single location.  It will be built alongside the current Howland Surgery Center.
  • Briarfield Assisted Living built a $12 million 76,000-sq-ft facility with 64 assisted living apartments and a 25-unit wing dedicated to residents with memory disorders. 
  • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services recently opened a $26 million and $31 million senior living campus, creating 200 jobs.  The complex will include between 50 and 80 assisted living units, a 79-bed nursing home, a rehabilitation facility, a wellness facility and a facility for those living with Alzheimer’s disease.