Stroke Recovery Strengthens Health, Resolve of Mercy’s Peter McDaniel

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” ~Dr. Amy Acton, Director, Ohio Health Department Lessons Learned From Personal Health Crisis Help During COVID-19 Disease Outbreak While he wears many hats in his job, Mercy Director of Safety…

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A Message to Mercy Patients & Our Community

Together, we all face challenges and uncertainty. Our daily lives have changed due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We at Mercy Medical Center want our communities to know this is a road we will walk together with you throughout the months ahead. Cases of COVID-19 will continue to grow until late May or longer, according to…

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10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home

If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your health care provider. They may tell you to manage your care from home. Follow these tips shared by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as of March 22, 2020, in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19): Stay home from work, school and away…

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19

This article was last updated on March 19, 2020, at 11:10 am. If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call the ODH Hotline at 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634). Mercy Implements Visitor Restrictions Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Mercy will implement visitation restrictions for visitors in conjunction with other area hospitals to prevent the…

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Trauma Centers: What You Need to Know

Trauma can affect all of us, with no regard for age, gender, socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity. More lives are lost to traumatic injuries per year than are lost to heart disease and cancer combined, making it the fifth leading cause of death overall. For people 44 years and younger, trauma is the No. 1…

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14 Questions to Ask a Hospital Pharmacist Before Discharge

Today, many pharmacists work at hospitals and are part of your health-care team. If you or someone you love is hospitalized, it’s important to involve the pharmacist in your care and get answers to these 14 important questions about your prescriptions. Guest post by: Diana Flounders Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, 2016 Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)…

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New Mercy ER Pharmacist Strives to Reduce Medication Errors

National studies reveal that emergency departments are at higher risk for medication errors. The first of our three ER pharamacists recently began working in Mercy Emergency Department (ED). Mercy appointed Luke Fawcett, PharmD, to the position of clinical pharmacy specialist in emergency medicine. Dr. Fawcett is the first of three clinical pharmacy specialists who will…

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Mercy in Canton Ohio Adds Emergency Department Pharmacists in 2015