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Sep 16, 2013

Moments of Hope: a Journey of Ongoing Stroke Recovery

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 - 2:42 PM in Patient Stories

         

In our 2012-2013 Report to the Community, we introduced readers to David and Christine Detweiler.

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Jul 19, 2013

Radiology Safari: Mercy's Greathouse to Improve Diagnostic Imaging in Kenya

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 - 12:27 PM in Awards and Recognition , Community Outreach , Employees

         

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, giving your doctor information about what is happening inside your body for better diagnosis and treatment options.

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Jun 11, 2013

Go Girls! Allen Elementary Girls on the Run Team Finishes 5K in Canton

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 - 3:03 PM in Community Outreach

         

Canton Girls on the Run 2013 with Mercy Medical Finishing a 5K race is an accomplishment for anyone.

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May 31, 2013

Patient Experiences 'Grace and Patience' at Mercy Pain Management

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Fri, May 31, 2013 - 2:12 PM in Patient Stories

         

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 not an option unless he lost weight – a difficult thing to do with severe back pain.

After being referred to Mercy Pain Management, Eric felt hopeless. The 39-year-old felt like he was sent to pain management to medicate his life away.

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May 21, 2013

Employee Louise Capuano Celebrates 50 Years at Mercy

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, May 21, 2013 - 12:30 PM in Employees

         

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 and the Chiffons, and wept when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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May 15, 2013

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

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, May 15, 2013 - 8:57 AM in Awards and Recognition , Clinical Staff

         

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.

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May 08, 2013

'Best Thing About Nurses: So Much Love in Their Hearts'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, May 8, 2013 - 11:24 AM in Clinical Staff

         

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 Maio.

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Apr 18, 2013

Think Pink! Mercy Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 - 1:52 PM in

         

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 April 13. Diane Wofsey, R.N., nurse coordinator for Mercy Breast Care Center, discussed breast cancer risk factors, the importance of mammograms and breast exams, and healthy lifestyle behaviors.

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Apr 05, 2013

Tanzanian Medical Team Visits Mercy Medical Center

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 - 11:58 AM in

         

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 Center March 18. Their visit included observing a robotic hysterectomy performed by Mercy physician Indira Nannapaneni, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist. This is Dr. Mpundu’s second visit to Mercy Medical Center.

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Mar 14, 2013

CPR, Emergency Heart Cath at Mercy Save Lake Township Man's Life

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 - 8:37 AM in Patient Stories

         

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 not been for the quick action and CPR skills of two Mercy employees, as well as the medical center's emergency chest pain center and cath lab.

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