2013-06-21 5:30 am-6:45 am
Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton, Ohio
Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square
NOW OPEN! Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square provides family medicine, dental services and behavioral health services to a medically underserved area.
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community.
Mercy Medical Center, the only Stark County hospital ever named among the Top 50 Best Heart Hospitals by US News & World Report.
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2013 AHA Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award
2013 Full Heart Failure Accreditation from SCPC.
2013 Mercy names Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics
2012 Mercy Medical Center Awarded Platinum Performance Achievement Award
2012 Mercy Medical Center Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation.
2012 Mercy Stroke Center Earns Gold Plus Achievement Award
2012 Mercy Breast Care Center designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by ACR
2012 Mercy reaccredited by the Commission On Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
2012 Mercy Chest Pain Center Designated STEMI Receiving Center by AHA
2012 AHA Mission Lifeline Gold recipient. 1 of only 2 Ohio hospitals.
2012 Designated Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by SCPC.
2012 Mercy Health & Fitness, 1 of only 2 centers certified by the M.F.A.
2012 Mercy recognized for healthy worksite practices
2012 Mercy Named Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services by HealthGrades
Canton, Ohio: The demand for total joint replacement surgery increases each year. Join Mercy Medical Center and Timothy K. Conlan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon for Spectrum Orthopaedics, Inc. for a FREE total joint replacement seminar on Wednesday, June 26th at 6 p....
Canton, OH: Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mercy Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients. Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment e...
Breast Cancer The Mercy Cancer Center takes great pride in the care we deliver. To monitor the quality of that care, we track specific quality measures and compare them to benchmark measures. We think consumers have the right to know this information so you can draw your own conclusions regarding your health care choices. Quality data can be confusing so Mercy Cancer Center is taking the initiative to publish this information in an understandable format. We invite you to review this information and please call us if you have questions. We are committed to providing the very highest quality cancer care. Breast cancer quality data is the first to be published. Please refer back to our web site in the coming months to see quality data for other cancer diagnoses. Breast Cancer Quality Data Mammography MQSA Certification 5-Year Breast Cancer Survival Rate Percentage of Early Stage Breast Cancer Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy Breast Conservation Surgery Radiation Treatment with Breast Conservation Surgery Mammography MQSA Certification When you have a mammogram, you want to be confident that your healthcare facility is certified and meets the highest standards for personnel qualifications, equipment, radiation dose, quality assurance programs, recordkeeping and reporting. Congress enacted the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) to ensure women have access to quality mammography services. To become MQSA certified, mammography facilities must employ only registered mammography technologists and undergo a thorough annual inspection conducted by federally trained and certified State surveyors who review over 50 quality indicators. Mercy National % Annual Inspections with No MQSA Violations 100%* 76.4% 100% at all Mercy locations: Main Campus, North Canton, Jackson, Louisville, Carrollton 5-Year Breast Cancer Survival Rate Overall survival from breast cancer is the most important goal. Survival is tied to the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. Five-year survival rate (the percentage of women who are still alive five years after diagnosis) is the standard measurement that is used to express the outlook for your disease. The cancer stage - noted as a number from 0 to IV - is based on the size of the tumor and whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. The lower the number, the less disease. It is important to remember that these survival rates are based on averages. Some women with advanced breast cancer live significantly longer than seven years and researchers are constantly developing new treatment alternatives to prolong breast cancer survival. Mercy National Combined Stage 0-II 87.4% 87.1% Combined Stage III-IV 40.9% 42.9% Combined All Stages 82.7% 82.3% Source: CIRF Cancer Registry Reported to National Cancer Database Percentage of Early Stage Breast Cancer Because disease stage at diagnosis significantly influences survival, it is critical to diagnose breast cancers as early as possible. Mercy Cancer Center tracks the percentage of breast cancers diagnosed at Stage 0 through II which offer women the greatest advantage of long-term survival. Mercy National % of Breast Cancers Diagnosed at Stage 0-II 91.4% 83.2% Source: CIRF Cancer Registry Reported to National Cancer Database Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy Minimally invasive breast biopsy involves taking a core of breast tissue rather than performing an incision to remove a breast tissue sample. Research shows that conventional surgical biopsies present certain disadvantages including prolonged time to diagnosis, breast scarring, increased pain for the patient and substantially higher costs than the minimally invasive options. It is important to note that not all breast lesions can be biopsied by minimally invasive techniques, but it is a biopsy technique that should be considered when appropriate. Mercy National % of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies 75.6% 65% Source: CIRF Cancer Registry Reported to National Cancer Database Breast Conservation Surgery The National Institutes of Health has recommended breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy) rather than mastectomy for the majority of women with early stage, invasive breast cancer. Lumpectomy decreases the potential for adverse effects from surgery and minimizes physical alterations. More importantly, studies have proven that long-term survival is no different. Despite these facts, some women still opt for mastectomy. Mercy National % Breast Conservation Surgery 65.8% 65% Source: CIRF Cancer Registry and Oncology Roundtable Survey Radiation Treatment with Breast Conservation Surgery The purpose of breast conservation therapy is to give women the same cure rate they would have if they were treated with a mastectomy but to leave the breast intact, with an appearance and texture as close as possible to what they had before treatment. Breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy) is almost always followed by radiation therapy. The purpose of the radiation treatment is to decrease the recurrence of breast cancer in the remaining breast tissue. Years of clinical study have proven that breast conservation therapy offers the same cure rate as mastectomy. Mercy National % Patients with Breast Conserving Surgery that Received Radiation 93.4% 85.0% Source: CIRF Cancer Registry and NCCN 9th Annual Conference Other Measures of Quality The mark of excellence can also be defined by other important quality indicators that are not demonstrated through statistics. Mercy Cancer Center is committed to excellence in cancer care as evidenced by: Three-year accreditation with accommodation as a Comprehensive Community Hospital Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Timely and accurate submission of all patient data to the National Cancer Data Base Accreditation of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Services by the American College of Radiology Bi-weekly multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Conferences Weekly multidisciplinary Tumor Conferences Mercy Medical Center Medical Staff comprised of 94% Board Certified PhysiciansRead More
• Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County • STATCARE Immediate Care Center • Work Health & Safety Occupational Medicine Services (See complete list of services) • Mercy Health Center of Carroll County • STATCARE Immediate Care Center • Work Health & Safety Occupational Medicine Services (See complete list of services) • See complete list of Mercy Facilities and related services • Mercy is the Preferred Provider for the Following Health Plans • Mercy Emergency Services • Mercy Commercial Driver Sleep Testing Program • Bureau of Workers Compensation - Occupational Medicine • Major Awards and Achievements Mercy Heart Center - 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. (For 6 Years) - Truven Health Analytics 2013 Report - Best in Stark County for Coronary Angioplasty and Cardiac Surgery - HealthGrades 2012 Report - US News Best Hospitals - US News & World Report 2012 - 13 Cardiology Report - Platinum Performance Achievement Award - Action Registry®, - GWTG, American College of Cardiology Foundation Stark County's Only... - Chest Pain Center with Cycle IV Accreditation - Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care - Mission Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center - American Heart Association - Mission Lifeline Gold Performance Achievement Award - American Heart Association - Accredited Heart Failure Institute (For 4 years) - Healthcare Accreditation Colloquim Emergency Services/Trauma Center - Level II Trauma Center Emergency Chest Pain Center - Ohio’s first CPC accredited to perform angioplasty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - World's first and only Emergency Department Cath Lab Mercy Cancer Center Outstanding Achievement Award - Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons Mercy Stroke Center Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Mercy Rehabilitation Services Accredited by CARF - Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission Mercy Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence - American College of Radiology Mercy Laboratory Services CAP 15189 Accredited (First hospital in Northeast Ohio) - College of American Pathologists Mercy Green Team - 'John Chapman' Top Environmental Award for Ohio Hospitals - Ohio Hospital Association - EnergyStar Award (4th year in a row) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency For more information: Richard Regula, Director, Market Outreach 330-489-1092 Richard.firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More