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Jun 28, 2017

Pet Patrol Visit Brings Joy to Family During Difficult Time

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 - 2:31 PM in Volunteers

         

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.

Mercy Pet Patrol Canton Ohio - Lisa Carter and dog Riley

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Jun 22, 2017

Mercy Recycles More Than 30% of Its Trash in 2016

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 - 9:23 AM in Green Team

         

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. With our eighth consecutive ENERGY STAR designation in 2016, the hospital was among just four nationwide to achieve this prestigious designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Jun 14, 2017

To Smile, Sleep and Sing Again

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 - 1:02 PM in Mercy Development Foundation , Patient Stories

         

Thanks to ODA Foundation grant and Mercy Dental Services, Canton man receives extensive dental treatment for severe cavities, boney growths, and dentures.

Mercy Dental Services Helps Canton Man Smile Again 2017

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Jun 08, 2017

Jackson Township Resident Laura Weisgarber Says ‘A Team’ Helped Her Through Third Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 - 10:11 AM in Patient Stories

         

Three-time cancer survivor Laura Weisgarber shares her long journey with cancer and what she's learned along the way.

Laura Weisgarber, three-time cancer survivor, Canton Ohio, Mercy Medical Center

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May 31, 2017

Mercy Stroke Patient Back to Living and on the Road Again

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, May 31, 2017 - 8:24 AM in Patient Stories

         

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, including Julie Dominik in Mercy Driver Rehabilitation, Gary is on the road again and gradually returning to the activities he loves.

Gary Perkins Stroke Patient 2017

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May 12, 2017

Three Generations of Zimmer-Meyer Family Provide Care for Mercy Patients

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Fri, May 12, 2017 - 10:25 AM in Awards and Recognition , Clinical Staff , Employees

         

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.

Meyer Family Mercy Nurses Through Generations - Canton Ohio

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May 11, 2017

'Miracle Baby' Jonathan Harold Raises Funds for Mercy Maternity Services

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, May 11, 2017 - 11:04 AM in Mercy Development Foundation , Patient Stories

         

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.’

Jonathan Harold Lake High School donates to Mercy Maternity Services in 2017

Caption: While sitting in Mercy Lobby, Dan Harold shows his son Jonathan photos from when he was a baby in Mercy’s Neonatal Special Care Nursery.

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Apr 26, 2017

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

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 - 3:28 PM in Ambassadors , Volunteers

         

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 Center volunteer and patient ambassador, says, "I've come to the conclusion that it's simply not my time yet, and I'm going to keep on enjoying life. Every day is a blessing."

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Mar 21, 2017

Mercy Rehab Patient: 'Meeting Dr. Washington Was Divine Appointment.'

Posted by Jen Carroll on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 - 2:06 PM in Patient Stories

         

Brian Snyder was gradually losing his physical motor skills. Despite diagnostic test results that came back normal, William Washington, M.D., knew something wasn't right. Brian considers his first meeting with Dr. Washington a divine appointment.

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Feb 28, 2017

Mercy Names 28-Year Employee Shirley Weatherspoon its 2016 Star Performer of the Year

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 - 1:27 PM in Awards and Recognition , Employees

         

"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 more overwhelmed than anything. I do things for God, not for recognition, but sometimes its nice to be on the receiving end. I am humbly grateful." —Shirley Weatherspoon, Mercy’s 2016 Star Performer of the Year

Shirley Weatherspoon Mercy Employee of the Year 2016

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