We are Mercy. We’re Here for Everyone.

That means making sure that Mercy remains true to the standards of Catholic health care, and not focusing on just the financial bottom line. It’s been 111 years since the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine established Mercy Hospital—Canton’s first and only Catholic hospital—in the former home of President William McKinley, offering care to all…

Mercy Medical Center Canton Ohio | Catholic Health Care Provider
Carrollton Students Think Big with Mercy Surgery Robot Project

Carrollton Schools’ sixth-grader Kaylee Joseph says she lives and breathes robotics. She and fellow robotics club member Ivy Slutz are using that passion to come up with new ideas for the robotic surgery industry, and Mercy has been their incubator. Update – February 25, 2017 – Kaylee Joseph and Ivy Slutz took their concept to…

Carrollton Robotics Project at Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio, 2017
The Mercy Family and Our Hospital Mission: Reflections at Christmas

During the Christmas season, family becomes especially important. Whether loved ones are close by, far away, or fondly remembered this year, it’s a good time to reflect on all that family may mean to us. For me, Mercy employees and staff members are like part of my family, and I have heard many of our employees…

Merry Christmas from Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio in 2016
Healthy 4 Life Camp for Kids Invests in Northeast Canton Community

“The children were behaved, very inquisitive, and willing to share stories about their family. Many of them already knew about good nutrition because they were learning similar information in school, which was so exciting to hear.” — Tracia Wellman, Mercy Mission Outreach Mercy Mission Outreach continued its summer camp for school-age children this year, holding…

Healthy4Life Camp 2016, northeast Canton Ohio
Open Arms and Hearts: Greek Woman, Family Find Home in Canton & at Mercy

Once a lonely young immigrant from Greece, Lily Janidas has lived in Follansbee, W. Va., Marion, Ind., and Steubenville, Ohio. For many years now, she has called Stark County home, and she and her oldest son consider Mercy to be family.   Guest post by Mary Beth Breda, Mercy Volunteer Services Coordinator I met Lily…

Canton Mercy St Paul Square Greek Family 2015
Tree of Thanks Grows as People Express Their Gratitude

Mercy employees Sara Sultan and Taylor Isla created a Tree of Thanks in Mercy’s main lobby, inviting people to anonymously share things they are thankful for. According to Cindy Mayle, manager of admitting, the response has been overwhelming and from the heart. In early November, Mercy employees Sara Sultan, admitting, and Taylor Isla, emergency department,…

Tree of Thanks at Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio, Thanksgiving 2015
Canton City Schools Make Healthy 4 Life Part of Summer Learning

Canton City Schools’ middle-school nurse Dmitri Miles partnered with Mercy this summer on our grant-funded Healthy 4 Life Camp. She says, “Ohio’s testing demands have increased so much in recent years that we have very little time to address health topics. During Healthy 4 Life, in contrast, we spent more than two hours with students…

Healthy 4 Life Summer Camp, Canton Ohio - 1
Safe Sleep for Sweet Dreams: Mercy Helps Address Infant Mortality in Stark County

Although our nation’s infant mortality rate has gone down in the last 10 years, Ohio’s has remained the same. Tragically, Stark County’s death rate for infants is not only higher than Ohio’s, it also shows a disparity between white infants and African American infants. At Mercy, we are very concerned about this problem.  Guest post by…

Infant Mortality Stark County Ohio 2015
Mercy Holds Dental, Diabetes Outreach Programs in Northeast Canton

As part of our Mission Outreach efforts in northeast Canton, Mercy recently held education programs at Mercy at St. Paul Square and Imagine School. Mercy Dental Services presented their popular dental health assembly to Imagine School last month, showing 145 students in grades k-4 how to properly care for their teeth. Jamie Darr, DDS, and…

Northeast Canton Imagine School Dental Health Assembly 2015
Lehman Middle School Students Sell Lollipops for ‘Cancer Sucks’ Fundraiser

Emily Leak, Tayor Leak and Naziriyah Bradley, sixth-grade students at The College and Career Readiness Academy at Lehman Middle School, presented a check of $175 to Mercy Breast Care Center – the proceeds from their “Cancer Sucks” lollipop fundraiser held at the end of October. Karen Coughlin and Diane Wofsey visited the school to officially…

Lehman Middle School Cancer Sucks Fundaiser 2014 | Mercy Cancer Center Canton Ohio
Mercy Encourages Good Dental Hygiene for Allen School Students

Mercy Mission Outreach again held a dental assembly earlier this week for Canton City School's Allen Elementary School in southeast Canton. Students learned about proper dental care and received a special gift bag of dental care products. Staff members and volunteers included Anthony Johnson, DDS, Mercy Dental Services at St. Paul Square; Tracia Wellman, outreach…

Dental Assembly Canton Ohio with Mercy Dental Services, 2014
Mercy Joins StarkFresh in JRC Childrens’ Garden and Urban Farm

As part of our outreach efforts in northeast Canton, we continue to partner with organizations in that area on various projects. All summer long, we participated in the StarkFresh Corridor Farmers Market that is held directly across the street from St. Paul Square. Recently, Sr. Carolyn Capuano, HM, vice president of mission and ministry at…

Canton Ohio Urban Farm | Stark Fresh and Mercy Medical Center
Simple Community Blood Pressure Check Helps Save a Life

For the past three years, we've been a sponsor of the StarkFresh Corridor Farmers Market, offering — among other things — free blood pressure checks. One week at the market, which runs from July through October, Mercy volunteer Virginia Neutzling, RN, did a blood pressure check on a 50-year-old woman who happened to stop by….

Northeast Canton Farmers Market | Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Hosts Plain STEM Students as Part of Concussion Learning Project

As part of our partnership with Plain Local Schools and sponsorship of the Oakwood Middle School STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) unit on concussions, Mercy Health Center of Jackson Township hosted nearly 150 seventh-grade students from Oakwood yesterday. Students toured the MRI and CT imaging area and therapy services, viewed brain scans, and watched…

Canton Mercy Hosts Plain Local STEM Students Learning About Concussions 10.23.14
Oakwood STEM Concussion Unit to Promote Community Awareness, Partnerships

This fall 150 seventh-grade students in the Plain Local Schools Oakwood Middle School STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Academy will extensively explore youth concussions and how they impact everyday life. Underwritten by a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation with support from Mercy Medical Center, this problem-based learning unit will integrate everyday STEM…

Mercy and Plain Local Schools in Canton Ohio Healthy Partnership
Healthy 4 Life Summer Camp Focused on Good Eating, Good Health & More

With a grant from the Stark Community Foundation, Mercy Mission Outreach and the Stark County District Library Madge Youtz Branch piloted a free summer camp this year called Healthy 4 Life for kids in northeast Canton. Held each Thursday from 11:30 am to 1 pm for four consecutive weeks, the camp offered fun, interactive lessons…

Timken Basketball Players Model Healthy Attitudes, Behaviors at Peace Camp

Community Services of Stark County and members of Timken High School boys basketball team recently piloted a new collaboration on behalf of children from southeast and northeast Canton. For the first time, team members served as counselors and physical activity directors at Camp Akwaba, a summer program established nearly two decades ago by Mercy Mission Outreach to teach peacemaking…

Allen Elementary Makes Its Best GOTR Showing in 2014

In Mercy’s fifth year as the sponsor of the Allen Elementary Girls on the Run (GOTR) team, the students from this Canton City school made their best showing yet! Ten students, including one girl with Downs Syndrome, crossed the finish line of this special 5K with a mission to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident”…

Allen Elementary Makes Its Best GOTR Showing in 2014

In Mercy’s fifth year as the sponsor of the Allen Elementary Girls on the Run (GOTR) team, the students from this Canton City school made their best showing yet! Ten students, including one girl with Downs Syndrome, crossed the finish line of this special 5K with a mission to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy…

Mercy Baby Showers Provide Canton Moms with Gifts, Childcare Education

Over the centuries and across many cultures, people have observed and honored the impending birth of a child. At modern-day baby showers, friends and family "shower" the mom-to-be with gifts for the newborn, as well as parenting wisdom and encouragement. For several years, Mercy Mission Outreach has celebrated the joy and the responsibility of giving…

We Wish Our Supporters a Merry Christmas

During this special season of giving, we at Mercy would like to thank our many supporters for their generous gifts of time, talent and resources in 2013. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!…