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May 20, 2015

Teen Volunteer Discovers Being a Leader Is Fun

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, May 20, 2015 - 12:14 PM in Mercy Volunteers

         

"What I learned about leadership [as a Mercy volunteer] is that being a leader is actually rather fun and not as strict as what people make it seem like.” — Wan Xing, Mercy TAG Volunteer

Jackson High School's Wan Xing, Mercy Volunteer, 2015 Canton Ohio

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May 14, 2015

Parents of Triplets Born at Mercy Focus on Healthy Babies, Not Things

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, May 14, 2015 - 8:23 AM in Mercy Patient Story

         

“How will you ever handle that?”

Vesna Politis says she heard this often after telling people she was carrying triplets. Her response: one day at a time.

Triples Born Canton Ohio May 2015

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Apr 27, 2015

Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Considers Her Work a Ministry

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 - 1:58 PM in Mercy Ambassadors , Mercy Employee

         

For 26 years, Susan Workman's career focused on the travel industry, and she enjoyed helping her clients plan dream vacations. Today, she's putting that planning experience to work in a whole new way for Mercy Hospice patients and their families.

Susan Workman, Mercy Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Canton, Ohio 2015

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Apr 21, 2015

'All the Regulars': Senior Friends Volunteer Forms Close Friends Through Service

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 - 1:49 PM in Mercy Volunteers

         

"The most valuable experience of volunteering for me would be the memories I have made with all the friends I have met." — Carol Wilson, Mercy Senior Friends volunteer

Carol Wilson Mercy Senior Friends Volunteer 2015

Carol Wilson’s eyes light up whenever she talks about volunteering with Mercy Senior Friends and Mercy Medical Records. She has given more than 1,100 hours of volunteer service to Mercy Medical Center. 

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Apr 14, 2015

Devoted to Mercy and Our Mission: Gift Shop Volunteers Have Passion to Serve

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 - 12:37 PM in Mercy Volunteers

         

Collectively serving more than 8,000 hours, two retired Mercy nurses and current gift shop volunteers serve because they remain committed to the hospital, our mission and their fellow volunteers.

Karen Baysinger, Mercy Gift Shop Volunteer, Canton Ohio, 2015

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Apr 06, 2015

Teen Volunteer Learns to Approach Every Problem with Compassion

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Apr 6, 2015 - 1:35 PM in Mercy Volunteers

         

"Each time I walk in for my volunteer assignment, I'm not quite sure what will be waiting for me. However, this has taught me to approach every problem with a solution and compassion." - Elizabeth Molnar, Mercy T.A.G. Volunteer

Elizabeth Molnar, Canton Ohio volunteer at Mercy Medical Center, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015

Volunteer Jeanette King: 'I Really Look Forward to My Tuesdays'

Posted by Jen Carroll on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 - 11:33 AM in Mercy Volunteers

         

"What amazes me about voluteering at Mercy is how often I meet the nicest people." ~ Jeanette King, retired public health nurse and Mercy volunteer

Jeanette King, Mercy Medical Center volunteer, Canton, Ohio 2015

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Mar 25, 2015

Mercy Holds Dental, Diabetes Outreach Programs in Northeast Canton

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - 9:46 AM in Community Outreach , Mercy Employee

         

As part of our Mission Outreach efforts in northeast Canton, Mercy recently held education programs at Mercy at St. Paul Square and Imagine School.

Northeast Canton Imagine School Dental Health Assembly 2015

Mercy Dental Services presented their popular dental health assembly to Imagine School last month, showing 145 students in grades k-4 how to properly care for their teeth. Jamie Darr, DDS, and Anthony Johnson, DDS led the assembly.  

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Mar 24, 2015

Twice-retired Bank VP Calls Volunteering for Mercy Foundation the 'Right Fit'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 - 11:38 AM in Mercy Development Foundation , Mercy Ambassadors , Mercy Volunteers

         

Richard (Dick) Croasdaile Jr. has always enjoyed an active life. After his second retirement last year, he soon joined the Mercy Development Foundation as a board member and regular volunteer.

“After all,” he says, “how much golf can you play?”

Dick Croasdaile Jr., Mercy Foundation Volunteer 2015

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Mar 17, 2015

Mercy ER Nurses Saved Lives on Ohio Highways

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 - 12:35 PM in Mercy Employee

         

Emergency situations are not unfamiliar to Brittney Johnson and Lyndley Corley. That’s because Brittney is a registered nurse in Mercy Emergency Department (ED) and Lyndley is a registered nurse, and ED coordinator for Case Management. But in 2014, both women’s emergency medicine skills were needed beyond the hospital.

Mercy nurses save lives on Ohio's highways in 2014 | Canton, Ohio

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