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I Believe in Mercy: Why Terry and Gail Moore Give Back

Feb 09, 2015

I Believe in Mercy: Why Terry and Gail Moore Give Back

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 - 3:17 PM in Mercy Development Foundation , Ambassadors


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 Moore and Gail Moore | Mercy Development Foundation, Canton Ohio

Terry grew up in the shadow of Mercy Medical Center, in a house across from Monument Park. His grandmother worked in the sewing room at Mercy, often sharing stories of the nuns. Terry’s grandmother was very religious and had a strong faith and love for Mercy Hospital and its caring, giving culture. 

Gail’s father, Dr. Reich Watterson, had a long career as a pediatrician at Mercy. Together, the Moore’s affiliation and affinity toward the hospital spanned the generations.

Upon completing law school Terry and Gail returned to their Canton roots. Gail, a registered nurse, was hired by nursing administrator, Virginia Bernhart, at Mercy and worked in the hospital’s Open Heart program until she retired. Several years after Gail’s mother passed away, Reich and Virginia were married.

Terry and Gail continue to be involved with Mercy Medical Center. Terry is chairman of the Mercy Development Foundation board. Gail is an active member of  the Mercy Service League. Together, they continue the mission of their hospital.

“I believe in Mercy and I want to continue to act as an ambassador,” says Terry. “Mercy is a special place made up of caring and giving people who work hard to help those in need.”

About 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.


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