New Skills, New Life

Beyond Language, Cultural Barriers, General Surgeons from Russia, Syria Flourish at Mercy as Surgical Assistants According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for surgical assistants is increasing faster than the average growth rate for jobs nationally. Hospitals throughout the U.S. often find it challenging to fill this critical position, responsible for…

Surgical Assistants - Russian, Syrian Immigrants - Canton, Ohio - Mercy Medical Center
Three Generations of Zimmer-Meyer Family Provide Care for Mercy Patients

For the past 44 years, Suzanne Meyer, RN, has been part of the Mercy family—just like her mom before her. Now three of her daughters are following in her footsteps. “It was Sister Carla in dietary who set me straight,” says Suzanne (Zimmer) Meyer, RN. “She said she wouldn’t hire me because I’d missed too…

Meyer Family Mercy Nurses Through Generations - Canton Ohio
When Challenges Become Gifts: Mercy Dental Resident Takes Experience to Our Community

Former Mercy Dental Services resident George R. Williams embraced the complex and challenging cases hospital-based dentistry often presented. He views his experience as a gift he can pass on to his current patients and the Stark County community. Guest post by Sterling Haynes and Mary Beth Breda Even as a young teen, George R. Williams…

George Williams former mercy dental resident, canton, ohio
Mercy’s Chris Fogarty Receives 2016 Barbara Donaho Award

Congratulations to Chris Fogarty, RN, BSN, a 2016 recipient of the Kent State University College of Nursing’s Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award. Named in honor of former Kent State University College of Nursing Advisory Chair Barbara Donaho, the award recognizes area nurses who demonstrate effective leadership, compassionate role modeling, and sound professional mentoring. Chris is…

Chris Fogarty - 2016 Barbara Donaho Award - Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio
Mercy’s 2014 Clinical Excellence Winners Exemplify Nurses ‘Leading the Way’

Patients often recognize that a nurse is the health care professional with whom they and their families have the most direct contact. But they might not realize that nurses also are leaders in improving the quality of care and expanding access to care. That’s why May 6-12 is celebrated as National Nurses Week, an annual…

Mercy’s Award-winning Palliative Care Model for Community Hospitals

At its upcoming national conference in June, the Supportive Care Coalition, an organization dedicated to advancing excellence in palliative care, will award Mercy a 2013 Quality Award for the strides we have made to improve the delivery of palliative medicine in a diverse care setting. Dr. Ron Crock, MD, medical director of Mercy Hospice and…

‘Best Thing About Nurses: So Much Love in Their Hearts’

In recognition of National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, Mercy Medical Center honors our more than 660 registered nurses who demonstrate a passion for the profession and strong commitment to our hospital patients. Mercy Medical Center congratulates our 2013 Clinical Excellence award winners – Rachel Beard, Kathleen Hinton, Vicki Jessop, Susan Lohmeyer and Dennis…