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Tree of Thanks Grows as People Express Their Gratitude

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

In early November, Mercy employees Sara Sultan, admitting, and Taylor Isla, emergency department, were staff members were inspired to create a Tree of Thanks in the hospital's main lobby. Employees, staff, patients, families and visitors are invited to stop by the lobby, pick up a “leaf” and write down something they are thankful for. Staff members then hang the leaves on the tree.

Cindy Mayle, manager, says her team has been overwhelmed by the response. “The things people are thankful for have been simple and poignant,” she says. “Giving thanks opens our hearts to God's presence and our minds to God's thoughts. It’s also been a wonderful way to connect people to Mercy and our mission. "

Canton Mercy's 2015 Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks 2015


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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