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HOSPITAL[ITY]: Warm Service, Safe Environment, Exceptional Care

WARM SERVICE | SAFE ENVIRONMENT | EXCEPTIONAL CARE At some point in your life, chances are that you have visited a hospital. Whether it was to treat a broken bone, welcome a new baby, visit a healing relative, or undergo life-saving surgery, our hospital is at the heart of the community. We are here for…

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Self Defense: How Can You Prevent Disease?

Taking care of yourself has never been more important. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and make you more vulnerable to other health concerns. Partnering with your primary care physician on staying well is about feeling healthier now–to defend yourself…

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Rest: More than Zzzz’s

You know the feeling. You wake up feeling sluggish and the rest of the day you feel like you’re walking around in a fog. Our busy lives leave us little time to truly get the rest we need, and if you’re not careful, it can have a negative effect on your health. Getting enough rest…

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Embracing an Uncomfortable Peace, the Heart of Chris Fogarty’s Wellness Journey

Take it from an expert—and a very busy father of soon-to-be eight young children—all of us have mental health needs. Chris Fogarty, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a Mercy psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner who provides mental health outpatient care for patients of all ages. He also provides consultation for Mercy’s Emergency Department and admitted patients, and…

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The Heart of it All: How Can I Keep my Family Heart Healthy?

Our families are made up of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. But whether you are caring for your partner, a grandparent, teen, or toddler, there are simple steps you can take to ensure every member of your family stays heart healthy. The key to fighting cardiovascular disease is to encourage a healthy diet…

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Mercy Housekeepers are Always on the Front Lines When it Comes to Protecting Patients, Staff and Visitors from Germs

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” – Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Health Department. Mercy’s team of 80 housekeepers are always on the front line when it comes to protecting patients, staff and visitors…

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Mercy Respiratory Therapist Facilitates Production of Intubation Box to Protect Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” – Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Health Department. Trinae Jones, a 15-year Mercy respiratory therapist, researched innovative solutions to increase protection for Mercy staff who perform procedures that…

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Mercy Manager of Clinical Engineering Implements Game-Changing Mask Sterilization Protocol

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” – Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Mercy has activated their Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). In his role as…

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Sewing and Donating Masks to Mercy

Mercy Medical Center is grateful to all individuals and organizations willing to help our caregivers, patients and community during the COVID-19 crisis. With the expected surge in coronavirus-related cases, we are taking critical steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all those we serve. Sewing and Donating Masks We are seeking talented individuals…

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Eat Right to Heal!

During Nutrition Awareness month, the staff at Mercy Wound & Hyperbaric Center are emphasizing the value of good nutrition and advising their patients to eat balanced meals to speed wound healing. Though often overlooked as a factor in wound healing, good nutrition is an extremely important part of the healing process. Wounds must be well-fed…

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