Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department

Striving to Accurately Diagnose Disease

Mercy Medical Center's Microbiology Lab goes Molecular! 

Mercy Medical Center’s Microbiology Lab has acquired the Cepheid GeneXpert Dx Instrument for on-demand, continuous access molecular testing. This advanced technology platform can improve patient throughput and maximize the quality of patient care.

In January 2013, all test requests for C. difficile are being run on the GeneXpert.
Clostridium difficile is the common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. C. diff infections have been increasing in incidence and severity.

·  GeneXpert assay's accuracy eliminates the need for additional or repeat testing.

· Patient management improves by allowing physicians to administer appropriate therapy.

· For hospitalized patients: Infection control measures are initiated faster so the length of hospital stay for patients decrease. 

Mercy Medical Center is the FIRST hospital in northeast Ohio to achieve ISO 15189℠ accreditation.

Mercy Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine achieved  ISO 15189℠ accreditation through the College of American Pathologists based on quality standards outlined by the International Organization for Standardization. Accreditation focuses on improved patient safety and risk reduction, outlining standards for quality and competence particular to medical laboratories.

Mercy laboratory professionals and pathologists work behind the scenes to accurately and efficiently analyze fluids and tissues to help physicians diagnose disease, manage treatment and determine a person's risk for developing a medical condition.

Mercy Medical Center recently became the first hospital in northeast Ohio to achieve ISO 15189℠ accreditation, through their participation in the CAP 15189℠  quality management program. The ISO 15189℠  standard, issued by the International Organization for Standardization, focuses on improved patient safety and risk reduction, outlining standards for quality and competence particular to medical laboratories.

Pictured are Jeffrey L. Smith, Mercy Medical Center Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Aida Safar, M.D., FCAP, medical director for the Mercy Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Michael Grilliot, National Account Manager for CAP 15189℠  (College of American Pathology); Thomas E. Cecconi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Medical Center; Mary Ann Burich-Boccia, MBA, MT (ASCP), SBB, administrative director of the Mercy Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Gayle Brown, laboratory coordinator at Mercy.

For your convenience, Mercy offers outpatient laboratory services at the following locations:

Mercy Medical Center

Laboratory Services1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton
(330) 489-1300 - Central Scheduling
(330) 489-1075 - Laboratory
6:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)
6:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday & Friday)
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Saturday)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Health Center of Lake

11932 King Church Avenue NW, Uniontown
Phone: (330) 877-5000
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Health Center of North Canton

6200 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton
(330) 489-1300 - Central Scheduling
(330) 966-4979 - Laboratory
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Saturday)
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Sunday)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Health Center of Jackson

7337 Caritas Circle NW, Massillon
(330) 830-6110 - Facility
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Health Center of Plain

1811 Schneider Ave. NE, Canton
(330) 494-6480
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Saturday)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Laboratory Services at Harrison

1445 Harrison Professional Center
South Building, Suite 204, Canton
Phone: (330) 452-7994 - Laboratory
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday & Friday)
8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Wednesday)
Closed for Lunch (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Laboratory Services at Aaronwood

2859 Aaronwood Ave., NE, Suite 3, Massillon, OH
Phone: 330-458-4208
Fax: 330-458-4273
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri.)
Closed on Wednesday
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Laboratory Services at Domingo Medical Complex

3120 Parkway Street, NW, Suite B, Canton, Ohio 44708
Phone: 330-489-1251
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon. - Thurs.)
Closed on Friday
No Appointment Necessary 

Mercy Health Center of Louisville

1302 West Main Street, Louisville
Phone: (330) 875-0096 - Laboratory
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday & Friday)
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Thursday)
Closed for Lunch (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Health Center of Carroll County

125 Canton Road NW, Carrollton
Phone: (330) 627-7641
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
No Appointment Necessary

Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County

1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia
Phone: (330) 365-5100
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
No Appointment Necessary

Sites Performing Special Services:

Preschool Age Draws

RSV Collection

Mercy Health Center of North Canton

Adult Cath Urines

Mercy Medical Center

Blood Obtained From Line Draws

Mercy Medical Center

For questions contact:

Steve Boger........................... (330) 489-1223
Sandi Boron........................... (330) 489-1111, ext. 4235

Pathology Services and Clinical Laboratory oversight is provided by ModernPath, Inc.

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