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A Prayer for Peace and Fortitude in Worry

In this age of anxiety & stress, we ask for your Presence to be made clearly amongst us. Be with us as we confront illnesses that leave many of us in a state of worry for our families, our friends, our colleagues, our communities, our nation and our world. As hospitals and health care providers…

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We are Mercy. We’re Here for Everyone.

That means making sure that Mercy remains true to the standards of Catholic health care, and not focusing on just the financial bottom line. It’s been 111 years since the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine established Mercy Hospital—Canton’s first and only Catholic hospital—in the former home of President William McKinley, offering care to all…

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Mercy Medical Center Canton Ohio | Catholic Health Care Provider
The Lullaby Never Gets Old

It’s a long-standing tradition that when a baby is born at Mercy, Brahms’ lullaby is played on speakers throughout the hospital to welcome the new life.  “It still gives me a warm feeling, every single time I hear it,” said Kathy Bennett, RN, a 26-year veteran Labor and Delivery nurse. Kathy discovered her passion for…

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Family centered maternity care in Canton Ohio | nurse Kathy Bennett
Mercy Boutique Helps Women Adjust and Thrive After Breast Cancer Surgery

At Mercy Boutique, women who have undergone a mastectomy or breast surgery can find everything they need to outfit them for their “new normal” … and, in boutique certified mastectomy fitter Cindy McCrae, they find an encouraging and compassionate friend who has walked in their shoes. “I was born to do this job.” Cindy, a…

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mastectomy shop in canton ohio
Mercy Hold 2018 Cancer Center Award Ceremony

Mercy Cancer Center received the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Mercy is one of a select group of only 32 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in…

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Mercy Receives 4th Consecutive ACS Award for Cancer Care in Canton, Ohio
For the Love of God’s Children

Mercy Interventional Cardiologist Ahmed Sabe, MD, believes we serve God best when we are doing good things. The lights on the ambulance siren flashed a bright yellow, and the siren blared a shrill cry as it pulled into the emergency entrance to Mercy Medical Center. A desperate buzzing sound went off on the pager of…

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Ahmed Sabe, Canton Cardiologist, on Faith and Serving All God's Children
One Doctor’s Journey: How Faith Perspective Influences Approach to Medicine

What is it that helps a doctor to really see beyond himself and understand the needs of his patients? For Russell L. Ramey, M.D., F.A.C.S., surgeon at Mercy Medical Center, that would be his faith. Ramey, the father of three grown children, has been married for 34 years. He graduated from Medina High School, did…

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Russell Ramey, Canton Ohio Surgeon Faith Journey
Lake Local Grad, Baseball Team Continue NHS Service Project for Mercy

Natalie Mizer, National Honor Society (NHS) member and 2018 graduate of Lake High School, recently met with staff from Mercy Development Foundation and Mercy Medical Center to donate $873 to maternity services for use where most needed. With the continued support of Lake’s baseball team, Natalie helped expand an NHS fundraiser started last year by…

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New Skills, New Life

Beyond Language, Cultural Barriers, General Surgeons from Russia, Syria Flourish at Mercy as Surgical Assistants According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for surgical assistants is increasing faster than the average growth rate for jobs nationally. Hospitals throughout the U.S. often find it challenging to fill this critical position, responsible for…

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Surgical Assistants - Russian, Syrian Immigrants - Canton, Ohio - Mercy Medical Center
Pet Patrol Visit Brings Joy to Family During Difficult Time

Despite the loss of his father, a family member tells Mercy Volunteer Services that Pet Patrol volunteer Lisa Carter and her dog Riley brought joy to him and his family. Last December, Lisa Carter received an unexpected call from Mercy Volunteer Services. She and her dog Riley have been part of Mercy Pet Patrol since…

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Mercy Pet Patrol Canton Ohio - Lisa Carter and dog Riley
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