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Aug 17, 2016

Healthy 4 Life Camp for Kids Invests in Northeast Canton Community

Posted by Sister Carolyn Capuano on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 - 2:03 PM in Community Outreach , Volunteers

         

"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

Healthy4Life Camp 2016, northeast Canton Ohio

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Jul 20, 2016

Cancer Survivor Margaret Smith: 'My Strength Comes From the Lord'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 - 1:49 PM in Employees , Patient Stories

         

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, their faith has always been a source of strength and comfort. Others find that their faith is renewed by the challenges they are facing.

Canton Mercy employee Margaret Smith, cancer survivor

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Jun 27, 2016

Cancer Survivor Nancy Whitaker: In 1965, 'My Life Changed Forever'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 - 1:43 PM in Patient Stories , Volunteers

         

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 lives after a cancer diagnosis.

canton ohio cancer survivor nancy whitaker - 1965 - ovarian cancer

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May 05, 2016

Meet Some of Mercy's Long-time Employees

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, May 5, 2016 - 1:15 PM in Employees

         

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 story.

National Hospital Week 2016 Mercy Medical Center, Canton Ohio

40 YEARS

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Apr 28, 2016

Mercy's Chris Fogarty Receives 2016 Barbara Donaho Award

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 - 1:18 PM in Awards and Recognition , Clinical Staff

         

Chris Fogarty - 2016 Barbara Donaho Award - Mercy Medical Center, Canton, OhioCongratulations to Chris Fogarty, RN, BSN, a 2016 recipient of the Kent State University College of Nursing's Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award.

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Apr 04, 2016

Language Like a Lifeline: Emergency Situation Inspires Bilingual Employee to Pursue Nursing Career

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 - 1:42 PM in Employees

         

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 in the emergency department after interpreting for a young Latino patient in a difficult situation. In becoming a lifeline for her, Alex discovered a new direction for himself.

Alex Camacho in Dominican Republic 2016

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Feb 15, 2016

Mercy Peer Visitors Help Guide New Stroke Survivors

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 - 1:21 PM in Patient Stories , Volunteers

         

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 already experienced the journey through stroke recovery.

"[People who've never had a stroke] have no idea how difficult it is to be a stroke patient. [Peer visitors] learn how to best offer encouragement.” ~ Tammy Guildoo, stroke survivor and peer visitor

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Dec 17, 2015

Open Arms and Hearts: Greek Woman, Family Find Home in Canton & at Mercy

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 - 1:59 PM in Community Outreach , Employees , Patient Stories , Volunteers

         

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.

Canton Mercy St Paul Square Greek Family 2015

 

Guest post by Mary Beth Breda, Mercy Volunteer Services Coordinator

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Nov 24, 2015

Tree of Thanks Grows as People Express Their Gratitude

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 - 10:55 AM in Community Outreach , Employees

         

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.

Tree of Thanks at Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio, Thanksgiving 2015

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Nov 19, 2015

Mercy Service League: Keepers of the Mercy Medical Center Mission

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 - 11:54 AM in Ambassadors , Mercy Development Foundation , Volunteers

         

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 >>

Historical Mercy Service League Check Presentation, Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio

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