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Feb 25, 2015

Volunteer Jackie Betz Pays It Forward at Mercy

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 - 9:04 AM in Mercy Volunteers


"Mercy is a wonderful place to 'pay it forward.'" ~ Jacqueline “Jackie” Betz, volunteer

Jackie Betz, Mercy Medical Center Volunteer, Canton, Ohio, 2015

Meet Jackie Betz, a Mercy volunteer for more than a year. She has accumulated 380 service hours most recently as part of her concourse transport and human resources assignments. Previous volunteer time was spent performing clerical tasks for Mercy Professional Care Physicians and Mercy Medical Affairs.

Feb 18, 2015

Cardiac Nurse, Heart Attack Survivor: 'It Permeated the Entire Family Dynamic'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 2:13 PM in Mercy Employee


On September 16, 2012, David survived a heart attack. He was only 47 years old at the time.

“That heart attack didn’t just affect me,” he says. “It permeated every aspect of the dynamics between me and my family. It still impacts our lives today.”

David Zeh teaches CPR to Canton, Ohio, resident at Mercy Medical Center

Feb 18, 2015

Hearing-impaired Employee Says Favorite Sound Is Hearing the Word 'Daddy'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 1:39 PM in Mercy Employee , Awards and Recognition


Maurice Sullivan, Canton Mercy employee and hearing impaired since birthMaurice Sullivan has washed dishes at Mercy Medical Center for the past five years. Currently a student in the Culinary Education program at Stark State College, Maurice’s goal is to become a cook. Maurice is also hearing impaired.

Feb 16, 2015

Volunteer Loel Stein: 'Work Environment Is Outstanding' at Mercy

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 - 12:00 AM in Mercy Volunteers


"I like volunteering at Mercy because the work environment is outstanding, clean, respectful and fun." ~ Volunteer Loel Stein

Feb 11, 2015

Mary Hatchett: Volunteering Is 'Giving Back to Community that Gave to Me'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 - 9:27 AM in Mercy Volunteers


“Volunteering has allowed me to use my skills and experience to do meaningful work and give back to the community that gave so much to me." ~ Mary Hatchett

Feb 09, 2015

I Believe in Mercy: Why Terry and Gail Moore Give Back

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 - 3:17 PM in Mercy Development Foundation , Mercy Ambassadors


Terry Moore and Gail Moore | Mercy Development Foundation, Canton Ohio

For Terry and Gail Moore, being a part of the Mercy Medical Center isn’t just about doing good things for a good cause, it is about family.

Feb 04, 2015

Three Retirees Reflect on Their Years of Service at Mercy Medical Center

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 - 1:54 PM in Mercy Employee


The median number of years a salary worker stays with their employer is 4.6, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not so for Mercy Medical Center retirees Larry Ramer, Kaye Wingert and Steve Boger. Collectively, the trio served 121 years at the hospital. With two of these dedicated employees recently retiring and one retiring in March, we wanted to learn more about these faithful workers and why they committed their careers to the hospital and serving the community.

Dec 22, 2014

Lehman Middle School Students Sell Lollipops for 'Cancer Sucks' Fundraiser

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 - 12:00 AM in Community Outreach


Lehman Middle School Cancer Sucks Fundaiser 2014 | Mercy Cancer Center Canton OhioEmily Leak, Tayor Leak and Naziriyah Bradley, sixth-grade students at The College and Career Readiness Academy at Lehman Middle School, presented a check of $175 to Mercy Breast Care Center – the proceeds from their “Cancer Sucks” lollipop fundraiser held at the end of October.

Dec 19, 2014

Mercy Encourages Good Dental Hygiene for Allen School Students

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 - 12:13 PM in Community Outreach , Mercy Employee


Dental Assembly Canton Ohio with Mercy Dental Services, 2014Mercy Mission Outreach again held a dental assembly earlier this week for Canton City School's Allen Elementary School in southeast Canton. Students learned about proper dental care and received a special gift bag of dental care products.

Dec 04, 2014

Mercy Joins StarkFresh in JRC Childrens’ Garden and Urban Farm

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 - 2:10 PM in Community Outreach


As part of our outreach efforts in northeast Canton, we continue to partner with organizations in that area on various projects. All summer long, we participated in the StarkFresh Corridor Farmers Market that is held directly across the street from St. Paul Square. Recently, Sr. Carolyn Capuano, HM, vice president of mission and ministry at Mercy, attended a ceremony held at JRC for the launch of their Children’s Garden. This garden is located on the campus of the JRC Childcare Center, directly across from the StarkFresh Urban Teaching Farm.  


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