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Mercy is 2019 CPR Anytime Sponsor in Canton, OhioHeroes aren’t born, they’re trained.

Each year, nearly 350,000 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital and only about 90% of the victims survive. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Mercy Medical Center is committed to turning this around by helping the American Heart Association (AHA) train at least 1,500 community members in Stark County in Hands-Only CPR in 2019. In less than 30 minutes, an army of lifesavers can be trained in our community.

For more information, call Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.

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Mercy President & CEO to Chair 2019 Stark Heart Walk

Paul Hiltz, president and CEO of Mercy, is honored to serve as the executive chair of American Heart Association Canton‘s 2019 Stark Heart Walk.

Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #5 killers of people in our community and in our nation. The purpose of the Heart Walk, the American Heart Association’s premier fundraiser, is to fight these diseases and help save lives.

Mercy has long been a national leader in heart care. With the nation’s only cardiac catheterization lab in an ER, we are consistently and dramatically reducing the time it takes to provide life-saving balloon angioplasty for heart attacks.

Little Hats, Big HeartsTM Initiative at Mercy

From now until the end of February, all Mercy newborns, including Cohvan—born February 13 to Ashley, a Mercy employee, and Shane—will receive a red hat. The hats are knitted by volunteers from around the country as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative to increase awareness about congenital heart defects and what we can do to help prevent them.

As the American Heart Association Canton’s CPR Anytime sponsor, Mercy is committed to CPR education for the community and will be using infant CPR kits to train parents and grandparents in infant CPR throughout 2019.