Mercy Sponsors Voices of Recovery At First Ladies’ Library

Apr 07, 2009

Mercy Sponsors Voices of Recovery At First Ladies’ Library

Topic: Part of Betty Ford Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day and Caring Hearts exhibit, program will enact women’s stories of chemical dependency recovery | Contact: Cindy Hickey



Canton, Ohio: In honor of Betty Ford Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day, Mercy Medical Center is sponsoring Voices of Recovery, a special enactment of the stories of women who seek drug and alcohol recovery, on Tues., April 14, at 1 p.m. at the National First Ladies’ Library Education and Research Center, located at 205 S. Market Ave. in Canton.

This event is free and open to the public. From 2 – 4 p.m., guests may also view informational displays and speak with staff members from Mercy IMPACT, the hospital’s chemical dependency rehabilitation program.

Voices of Recovery will be presented as part of the National First Ladies’ Library current exhibit, Caring Hearts: the Health of a Nation, featuring red dresses worn by First Ladies and celebrities in support of women's heart disease awareness.

For more information, call the National First Ladies’ Library at 330-452-0876, ext. 301.

Mercy IMPACT provides a full range of recovery services, including inpatient detoxification and partial-hospitalization day treatment. For maximum availability and convenience, the program offers alcohol and drug assessment, individual treatment planning, chemical dependency education, couples and family counseling, and group therapy in an outpatient setting.

Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians 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, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay.

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