Topic: Know Your Numbers Blood Screenings | Contact: Cindy Hickey
New Philadelphia, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Tuscarawas County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, December 10th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m and on Saturday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Canton, Ohio: East Canton resident, Dusty Kintigh, knew there was something special about her Rottweiler, Sassy. She knew that Sassy had the ability to help other people with her loving and gentle personality. “I prayed that the Lord would open doors for her to help people – she has so much more to offer than I could alone,” commented Kintigh.
Topic: Mercy Medical Center to use grant to help underserved children in SE Canton | Contact: Cindy Hickey
Canton, OH: Mercy Medical Center has received a Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio Mini Grant. The funding will allow for the purchase of Sprout Learning Backpacks to be utilized by the parents and children of Skyline Terrace, a Section 8 housing complex located in SE Canton.
Canton, Ohio: Ten years ago, Louisville resident, Jerry McEowen lost his first wife to cancer. However, her last days, weeks and months were made comfortable for both of them by Mercy Hospice. “They were so loving and kind to us both,” remarked McEowen.
Uniontown, Ohio: Upon his retirement more than three years ago, Uniontown resident, John Schorr, began looking for something fulfilling to do with his time. Originally he wanted to transport cancer patients to chemotherapy appointments, however, fate had different plans for him, and he was directed to Mercy Hospice.
Topic: Mercy Medical Center highlights hospice volunteers and Massillon/Jackson residents Nora Valin and Chuck Haubert during National Hospice Month (November) | Contact: Cindy Hickey
Canton, Ohio: Nora Valin was visiting her mother at a nursing home. Across the hall, an elderly woman was dying – alone. Valin, who felt torn, says, “Someone should have been with the woman during her final moments. It felt so wrong. No one should die alone.”
Canton, Ohio: Mercy Dental Services and Mercy Cancer Center are co-sponsoring free oral cancer screenings from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 at Mercy Dental Services. Oral cancer starts in the mouth (oral cavity), and oropharyngeal cancer develops in the throat.
Carrollton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Carroll County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, November 26, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The facility, located at 125 Canton Rd., Carrollton, will be offering total cholesterol screening for $2, glucose screening (blood sugar) for $2, and lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL) for $8.