A Verified Level II Trauma Center
At Mercy, we are deeply concerned about the current opioid epidemic in Ohio and across the United States.
For more information about the guidelines we adhere to for prescribing opioids; what you need to know if you’ve been prescribed opioids; opioid overdose recognition; counseling & rehabilitation services for opioid abuse in the Canton, Ohio area; and Stark County pharmacies dispensing Naloxone without a prescription, please read our latest educational booklet:
An accident, unusual pains, an injured child—at Mercy Medical Center, we expect the unexpected. We are always ready to help you and your family in your time of need. Mercy has met the stringent requirements set forth by the American College of Surgeons to become a verified Level II Trauma Center. This means we are fully prepared to provide state-of-the-art critical care to the injured patient 24 hours a day. We offer immediate service, superior care and peace of mind.
Our state-of-the-art emergency department (ED) features:
- Large patient and family waiting area
- 49 ED beds plus a five-bed triage/super-track treatment area
- Radiology services in the ED
- Dental and eye treatment suite in the ED
- EMS first-responder room
Heart Attack Care at the Speed of Life
Mercy’s Emergency Services are also home to this nation’s first accredited
Emergency Chest Pain Center and a Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) within emergency department. In the ED Cath Lab, a Mercy cardiologist was the first in the world to perform an angioplasty inside an emergency department.
Emergency Dental Care in the ED
Mercy ED also features Ohio’s first dental treatment room in an emergency room. It’s fully equipped with dental equipment and supplies, offering an expanded scope of emergent dental care, including:
- Routine extractions
- Splinting of teeth due to trauma
- Re-implemenation of dislodged teeth
- Repairs of lost fillings
- Emergency incision and drainage in conjuction with extractions
Care for Patients Experiencing Behavioral Emergencies
For those who may be experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties, a specially trained psychiatric triage nurse is availabe in the Mercy ED for comprehensive emergency evaluations.
Care Following a Violent Assault
Our emergency department staff includes the HAVEN program to provide care for victims of violent assault. Our specially trained nurses — called sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) or forensic nurse examiners (FNE) — are available to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide compassionate and culturally-sensitive medical care and offer the choice to have evidence collected.