Author: Cindy Hickey

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Cindy Hickey, Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing at Mercy Medical Center, began working at Mercy Medical Center in 1982 after completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. She serves on the advisory board of About magazine and is a graduate of the 21st Class of Leadership Stark County.

Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: June 28, 2017 - 2:31pm
Despite the loss of his father, a family member tells Mercy Volunteer Services that Pet Patrol volunteer Lisa Carter and her dog Riley brought joy to him and his family. Last December, Lisa Carter... Read Full Article
Posted In: Green Team
Published On: June 22, 2017 - 9:23am
Over and above our long-standing ENERGY STAR ratings, Mercy strives to recycle as much as possible and continuously improve our recycling practices. Since 2009 Mercy has been an ENERGY STAR facility... Read Full Article
Published On: June 14, 2017 - 1:02pm
Thanks to ODA Foundation grant and Mercy Dental Services, Canton man receives extensive dental treatment for severe cavities, boney growths, and dentures. The phrase, "enjoy the little things,”... Read Full Article
Posted In: Patient Stories
Published On: June 8, 2017 - 10:11am
Three-time cancer survivor Laura Weisgarber shares her long journey with cancer and what she's learned along the way. Laura Weisgarber walks the runway during Mercy Service League's Wine, Women... Read Full Article
Posted In: Patient Stories
Published On: May 31, 2017 - 8:24am
After suffering a stroke on his left side the day before Thanksgiving last year, Gary Perkins and his wife Jane knew he had a long recovery ahead of him. With the help of many Mercy therapists,... Read Full Article
Published On: May 12, 2017 - 10:25am
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... Read Full Article
Published On: May 11, 2017 - 11:04am
From premature baby to high school senior, Lake High School student Jonathan Harold says, ‘I probably wouldn’t be here without the care I was given at Mercy.’ Caption: While sitting in Mercy Lobby... Read Full Article
Published On: May 10, 2017 - 12:41pm
Nearly 2 million people living in the United States have experienced limb loss, according to the Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization for people affected by limb loss... Read Full Article
Posted In: Ambassadors, Volunteers
Published On: April 26, 2017 - 3:28pm
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... Read Full Article
Published On: February 28, 2017 - 1:27pm
"I love working at Mercy. I really do. I have had managers who have helped enhance a lot of gifts I had in me that I didn’t even know I had. I’ve learned a lot. When told I received this award, I was... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: February 22, 2017 - 8:30am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: January 20, 2017 - 11:33am
Eli Abboud, a Mercy Gift Shop volunteer and senior at Jackson High School, believes in the power of positive human interaction. He considers it not only fun, but also a great way to live life. Eli... Read Full Article
Published On: October 18, 2016 - 2:05pm
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... Read Full Article
Published On: September 21, 2016 - 11:07am
We are so proud of Chris Christian, LAN administrator with Mercy Information Services! Earlier this month, Chris completed the Haute Route, an arduous, seven-day, 800-kilometer bike ride through the... Read Full Article
Published On: July 20, 2016 - 1:49pm
Many people find emotional support from their religious or spiritual beliefs and their faith community. Prayer and reflective meditation may bring you solace, perspective, and inspire hope. For some... Read Full Article
Published On: June 27, 2016 - 1:43pm
There are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States today, and Mercy Cancer Center is grateful to be a part of the advancements in cancer care that help people live longer, fuller... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees
Published On: May 5, 2016 - 1:15pm
We have many long-time members of our "Mercy family," and during National Hospital Week 2016, we're celebrating all our staff members, as well as highlighting those who were willing to share their... Read Full Article
Published On: April 28, 2016 - 1:18pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees
Published On: April 4, 2016 - 1:42pm
For Alex Camacho, who emigrated to the United States with his family when he was just 11, learning English was a challenge. Years later, this bilingual Mercy employee had a career-changing experience... Read Full Article
Published On: February 15, 2016 - 1:21pm
Mercy Peer Visitors giving hope and encouragement to stroke patients at the hospital. The program was created by Mercy therapists who felt new stroke patients would find encouragement from others who... Read Full Article
Published On: December 17, 2015 - 1:59pm
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... Read Full Article
Published On: November 24, 2015 - 10:55am
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... Read Full Article
Published On: November 19, 2015 - 11:54am
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... Read Full Article
Published On: October 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
"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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: September 1, 2015 - 9:47am
In addition to providing experience in a health-care setting for a teen with dreams of becoming a family doctor, Mercy Volunteer Services has also given Anjali Ta an outlet for her skills in writing... Read Full Article
Published On: August 27, 2015 - 1:57pm
"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,... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees, Green Team
Published On: August 7, 2015 - 1:22pm
What good is a small outdoor space that's nearly forgotten and hemmed in by high walls? With a little faith, imagination and hard work, it can provide one of nature's greatest gifts. At... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: July 30, 2015 - 9:46am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Ambassadors
Published On: July 27, 2015 - 1:47pm
"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... Read Full Article
Published On: July 3, 2015 - 12:27pm
For Ross Riggs and his dog Gunner, it was just a quiet evening of visiting people at Mercy. Yet, for a patient without the ability to communicate and her deeply concerned nurse, Gunner's presence... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: June 25, 2015 - 10:13am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Ambassadors
Published On: June 12, 2015 - 12:25pm
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... Read Full Article
Published On: June 5, 2015 - 10:21am
With their granddaughter's wedding just four days away, Lawrence and Mary Page and their family were saddened by the news. Lawrence, age 90, would not be healthy enough to go home in time to... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: June 1, 2015 - 8:04am
Sarah and Emily Kolesar have a passion for service, fostered in part by their Girl Scout troop's "Year of Service." So, when they learned Mercy Hospice needed someone to organize its... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: May 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
"What I learned about leadership [as a Mercy volunteer] is that being a leader is actually rather fun and not as strict as what people make it seem like.” — Wan Xing, Mercy TAG... Read Full Article
Posted In: Patient Stories
Published On: May 14, 2015 - 8:23am
“How will you ever handle that?” Vesna Politis says she heard this often after telling people she was carrying triplets. Her response: one day at a time. When Vesna and her husband... Read Full Article
Posted In: Ambassadors, Employees
Published On: April 27, 2015 - 1:58pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: April 21, 2015 - 1:49pm
"The most valuable experience of volunteering for me would be the memories I have made with all the friends I have met." — Carol Wilson, Mercy Senior Friends volunteer Carol Wilson... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: April 14, 2015 - 12:37pm
Collectively serving more than 8,000 hours, two retired Mercy nurses and current gift shop volunteers serve because they remain committed to the hospital, our mission and their fellow volunteers.... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: April 6, 2015 - 1:35pm
"Each time I walk in for my volunteer assignment, I'm not quite sure what will be waiting for me. However, this has taught me to approach every problem with a solution and compassion.... Read Full Article
Published On: March 25, 2015 - 9:46am
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... Read Full Article
Published On: March 24, 2015 - 11:38am
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.... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees
Published On: March 17, 2015 - 12:35pm
Emergency situations are not unfamiliar to Brittney Johnson and Lyndley Corley. That’s because Brittney is a registered nurse in Mercy Emergency Department (ED) and Lyndley is a registered... Read Full Article
Published On: March 2, 2015 - 10:40am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: February 25, 2015 - 9:04am
"Mercy is a wonderful place to 'pay it forward.'" ~ Jacqueline “Jackie” Betz, volunteer Meet Jackie Betz, a Mercy volunteer for more than a year. She has accumulated... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees
Published On: February 18, 2015 - 2:13pm
On September 16, 2012, David survived a heart attack. He was only 47 years old at the time. “That heart attack didn’t just affect me,” he says. “It permeated every aspect of... Read Full Article
Published On: February 18, 2015 - 1:39pm
Maurice Sullivan has washed dishes at Mercy Medical Center for the past five years. Currently a student in the Culinary Education program at Stark State College, Maurice’s goal is to become a... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: February 16, 2015 - 12:00am
"I like volunteering at Mercy because the work environment is outstanding, clean, respectful and fun." ~ Volunteer Loel Stein Meet Loel Stein, a part of our Mercy volunteer family for... Read Full Article
Posted In: Volunteers
Published On: February 11, 2015 - 9:27am
“Volunteering has allowed me to use my skills and experience to do meaningful work and give back to the community that gave so much to me." ~ Mary Hatchett Meet Mary Hatchett, a Mercy... Read Full Article
Published On: February 9, 2015 - 3:17pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees
Published On: February 4, 2015 - 1:54pm
The median number of years a salary worker stays with their employer is 4.6, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not so for Mercy Medical Center retirees Larry Ramer, Kaye Wingert and... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: December 22, 2014 - 12:00am
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 –... Read Full Article
Published On: December 19, 2014 - 12:13pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: December 4, 2014 - 2:10pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: November 12, 2014 - 10:25am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: August 25, 2014 - 1:23pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: August 21, 2014 - 12:12pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: August 8, 2014 - 9:43am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Patient Stories
Published On: July 31, 2014 - 12:00am
At the beginning of summer, 9-year-old Nathan Kneidel accepted this challenge from his teachers at RiverTree Christian Church: find a way to serve others through your God-given gifts. When Nathan... Read Full Article
Published On: July 18, 2014 - 2:13pm
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: July 9, 2014 - 10:42am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees, History
Published On: July 8, 2014 - 11:37am
If you are from Stark County, Ohio, or another neighboring county, the history of Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) may be familiar to you. For more than a... Read Full Article
Published On: May 1, 2014 - 1:38pm
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... Read Full Article
Published On: April 8, 2014 - 1:37pm
Forty-five years ago, Saidi Eckert arrived in Canton with little money and no job. She says she wanted to follow God’s will for her life and was asking Him for direction. God answered her... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees
Published On: October 22, 2013 - 1:39pm
On June 22, Leroy Essick’s heart stopped. Thanks to the quick response from Mercy Medical Center employees and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), Essick’s heart is beating again.... Read Full Article
Posted In: Patient Stories
Published On: September 16, 2013 - 2:42pm
In our 2012-2013 Report to the Community, we introduced readers to David and Christine Detweiler. Following a series of strokes and a diagnosis of central nervous system vasculitis, David has been a... Read Full Article
Published On: July 19, 2013 - 12:27pm
Two-thirds of the world’s population has little or no access to radiology services, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Diagnostic imaging is a vital component of healthcare services,... Read Full Article
Posted In: Community Outreach
Published On: June 11, 2013 - 3:03pm
Finishing a 5K race is an accomplishment for anyone. Eight girls from Allen Elementary School, grades four through six, experienced the thrill of crossing the finish line at the Girls on the Run 5K... Read Full Article
Posted In: Patient Stories
Published On: May 31, 2013 - 2:12pm
After an auto accident in 2012, Canal Fulton resident Eric Buwala lived in pain. His attending neurosurgeon said removing a disc in his back and fusing vertebrae would bring relief, but surgery was... Read Full Article
Posted In: Employees
Published On: May 21, 2013 - 12:30pm
Fifty years ago, Americans were captivated by Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O'Toole, faithfully watched the Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza, grooved to the sounds of the Beatles... Read Full Article
Published On: May 15, 2013 - 8:57am
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... Read Full Article
Posted In: Clinical Staff
Published On: May 8, 2013 - 11:24am
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... Read Full Article
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Published On: April 18, 2013 - 1:52pm
In recognition of Minority Health Month, Mercy Breast Care Center offered Think Pink! Be the Cure, a free luncheon and breast health education event, at Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square on... Read Full Article
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Published On: April 5, 2013 - 11:58am
Dr. Damien Mpundu, medical superintendent of St. Raphael’s Hospital in Tanzania, and Luca Mmole, R.N., interim superintendent of their John Ramadani School of Nursing, visited Mercy Medical... Read Full Article
Posted In: Patient Stories
Published On: March 14, 2013 - 8:37am
Last Friday, Mercy heart patient Wayne Oswald went home after his recent quadruple bypass surgery at Mercy Heart Center. However, 81-year-old Wayne might never have reached the operating room had it... Read Full Article
Posted In: Uncategorized
Published On: March 6, 2013 - 1:36pm
Kelly Heffner, a lab technician at Mercy Medical Center, shares her love of drawing with co-workers. Heffner says it began when she drew a design on a lab coat for a co-worker’s birthday. “I then... Read Full Article
Posted In: Uncategorized
Published On: January 31, 2013 - 2:16pm
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and claims more female lives than all forms of cancer combined. Mercy Heart Center is proud to be the 2013 Go Red for Women partner with the American Heart... Read Full Article
Posted In: Uncategorized
Published On: January 8, 2013 - 3:06pm
Each year, there are patients at Mercy Medical Center who have to spend their holidays in the hospital. Mercy Fund Development asked Mercy employees to help spread a little Christmas cheer with the... Read Full Article
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Published On: December 19, 2012 - 9:00am
It has become tradition at Mercy Medical Center that each year, Mercy Plant Engineering employees volunteer their time to assemble holiday gifts for staff of the hospital, free of charge. During... Read Full Article
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Published On: December 5, 2012 - 10:20am
A simple conversation between two friends resulted in a service project to help feed hungry families in Stark County. Cindy Trompower, manager of Mercy Retail Services, and Amy Weisbrod, executive... Read Full Article