From Heart Attack Survivor to Patient Ambassador, Volunteer Todd Hall Says, ‘Every Day Is a Blessing.’

It all happened so fast and without warning. Last June, before he could even draw his first monthly pension from Lockheed Martin, Todd Hall suffered a major heart attack necessitating emergency quintuple bypass surgery and later a defibrillator implant. Although he still wonders how many times he can cheat death, Todd, now a Mercy Heart…

Todd Hall Mercy Heart Attack Survivor 2016
Mercy Service League: Keepers of the Mercy Medical Center Mission

The roots of Mercy Service League run deep, and the group’s history has a direct lineage from Mercy’s founders, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine. Learn more about becoming a member of Mercy Service League >> The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine were strong advocates of social justice and ventured from France to northeast…

Historical Mercy Service League Check Presentation, Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio
Tom Paumier: Dentist, Mercy Ambassador & ODA President Creates ‘Ripples of Influence’ for Oral Health Throughout Ohio

“Tom Paumier is a community connector, a dental mentor, and a generator of ‘ripples of influence’ that impact the oral health and total wellbeing of not only those in Stark County, but of all Ohioans.” ~ Elaine Campbell, Director, Mercy Development Foundation Mercy honors Thomas Pamier, DDS, (left) for the crucial role he played in…

Dedication of Mercy Dental Services in Canton Ohio
Cruisin for Cancer’s Rhonda Griffin: ‘Cancer Experience Opened My Eyes to Community Needs’

"I've seen how the Cruisin for Cancer brings the community together. It encourages us to embrace one another and to no longer be afraid to talk about cancer." ~ Rhonda Griffin, executive director of the Louisville (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce and breast cancer survivor Rhonda Griffin remembers receiving the letter during the busy month of…

Louisville Ohio Cruisin for Cancer's Rhonda Griffin and her cancer story
Linda S. Osborne: Mercy Has Always Been Our Hospital

"I remember the day when fellow volunteer Elaine Fladen and I were asked to select wallpaper for a new radiology waiting room. We looked at each other and said, 'Why not? Mercy is our hospital.'" – Linda S. Osborne, past Mercy Service League president, long-time hospital volunteer and donor Linda S. Osborne is picture above…

Linda Simmons Osborne, Past Mercy Service League President
Dr. James King: Mission Is Very Obvious at Mercy

When Mercy Development Foundation needed a chair for its 2nd Century Campaign – a fundraising initiative dedicated to renovation and expansion of our emergency department (ED) – James King, MD, was an ideal choice. Thanks in large part to his efforts, we exceeded our $6 million goal for the first capital campaign for a Stark…

Dr. James L. King and Charlene King 2015 - Mercy Medical Center Canton Ohio
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Considers Her Work a Ministry

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. In 2003, Susan and her husband moved to Ohio, and she accepted a job with…

Susan Workman, Mercy Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Canton, Ohio 2015
Twice-retired Bank VP Calls Volunteering for Mercy Foundation the ‘Right Fit’

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?” Although he likes to keep things light-hearted, his desire to help the foundation stems from…

Dick Croasdaile Jr., Mercy Foundation Volunteer 2015
I Believe in Mercy: Why Terry and Gail Moore Give Back

For Terry and Gail Moore, being a part of the Mercy Medical Center isn’t just about doing good things for a good cause, it is about family. Terry grew up in the shadow of Mercy Medical Center, in a house across from Monument Park. His grandmother worked in the sewing room at Mercy, often sharing stories…

Terry Moore and Gail Moore | Mercy Development Foundation, Canton Ohio