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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mercy Pet Patrol Canton Ohio - Lisa Carter and dog Riley
Mercy Recycles More Than 30% of Its Trash in 2016

Over and above our long-standing ENERGY STAR ratings, Mercy strives to recycle as much as possible and continuously improve our recycling practices. Since 2009 Mercy has been an ENERGY STAR facility. With our eighth consecutive ENERGY STAR designation in 2016, the hospital was among just four nationwide to achieve this prestigious designation from the U.S….

recycling statistics - mercy medical center - canton ohio - 2016
To Smile, Sleep and Sing Again

Thanks to ODA Foundation grant and Mercy Dental Services, Canton man receives extensive dental treatment for severe cavities, boney growths, and dentures. The phrase, “enjoy the little things,” has become a popular adage in the United States. Yet, for many Americans like Canton’s Roy Jones, even the little things—such as chewing, smiling, singing, and getting…

Mercy Dental Services Helps Canton Man Smile Again 2017
Jackson Township Resident Laura Weisgarber Says ‘A Team’ Helped Her Through Third Cancer Diagnosis

Three-time cancer survivor Laura Weisgarber shares her long journey with cancer and what she’s learned along the way. Laura Weisgarber walks the runway during Mercy Service League’s Wine, Women & Shoes event in 2017, which benefitted Women’s Cancer Services at Mercy Medical Center. It is estimated that there are over 15.5 million cancer survivors in…

Laura Weisgarber, three-time cancer survivor, Canton Ohio, Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Stroke Patient Back to Living and on the Road Again

After suffering a stroke on his left side the day before Thanksgiving last year, Gary Perkins and his wife Jane knew he had a long recovery ahead of him. With the help of many Mercy therapists, including Julie Dominik in Mercy Driver Rehabilitation, Gary is on the road again and gradually returning to the activities…

Gary Perkins Stroke Patient 2017
Three Generations of Zimmer-Meyer Family Provide Care for Mercy Patients

For the past 44 years, Suzanne Meyer, RN, has been part of the Mercy family—just like her mom before her. Now three of her daughters are following in her footsteps. “It was Sister Carla in dietary who set me straight,” says Suzanne (Zimmer) Meyer, RN. “She said she wouldn’t hire me because I’d missed too…

Meyer Family Mercy Nurses Through Generations - Canton Ohio
‘Miracle Baby’ Jonathan Harold Raises Funds for Mercy Maternity Services

From premature baby to high school senior, Lake High School student Jonathan Harold says, ‘I probably wouldn’t be here without the care I was given at Mercy.’ Caption: While sitting in Mercy Lobby, Dan Harold shows his son Jonathan photos from when he was a baby in Mercy’s Neonatal Special Care Nursery. Lake High School…

Jonathan Harold Lake High School donates to Mercy Maternity Services in 2017
From Heart Attack Survivor to Patient Ambassador, Volunteer Todd Hall Says, ‘Every Day Is a Blessing.’

It all happened so fast and without warning. Last June, before he could even draw his first monthly pension from Lockheed Martin, Todd Hall suffered a major heart attack necessitating emergency quintuple bypass surgery and later a defibrillator implant. Although he still wonders how many times he can cheat death, Todd, now a Mercy Heart…

Todd Hall Mercy Heart Attack Survivor 2016
Mercy Rehab Patient: ‘Meeting Dr. Washington Was Divine Appointment.’

Brian Snyder was gradually losing his physical motor skills. Despite diagnostic test results that came back normal, William Washington, M.D., knew something wasn’t right. Brian considers his first meeting with Dr. Washington a divine appointment. A divine appointment. That’s how Bolivar resident Brian Snyder describes his first meeting with William Washington, M.D., physical rehabilitative medicine…

Returning to normal life thanks to Mercy Rehab in Canton, Ohio
Mercy Names 28-Year Employee Shirley Weatherspoon its 2016 Star Performer of the Year

“I love working at Mercy. I really do. I have had managers who have helped enhance a lot of gifts I had in me that I didn’t even know I had. I’ve learned a lot. When told I received this award, I was more overwhelmed than anything. I do things for God, not for recognition,…

Shirley Weatherspoon Mercy Employee of the Year 2016
Carrollton Students Think Big with Mercy Surgery Robot Project

Carrollton Schools’ sixth-grader Kaylee Joseph says she lives and breathes robotics. She and fellow robotics club member Ivy Slutz are using that passion to come up with new ideas for the robotic surgery industry, and Mercy has been their incubator. Update – February 25, 2017 – Kaylee Joseph and Ivy Slutz took their concept to…

Carrollton Robotics Project at Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio, 2017
Volunteer Wins TimkenSteel Scholarship, Considers Future in Politics

Eli Abboud, a Mercy Gift Shop volunteer and senior at Jackson High School, believes in the power of positive human interaction. He considers it not only fun, but also a great way to live life. Eli plans to take this philosophy and his experience to a new level this fall as a business and economics…

Eli Abboud Jackson High School 2017 - Mercy Canton Ohio Gift Shop Volunteer
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