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 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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Mercy Family and Our Hospital Mission: Reflections at Christmas

During the Christmas season, family becomes especially important. Whether loved ones are close by, far away, or fondly remembered this year, it’s a good time to reflect on all that family may mean to us. For me, Mercy employees and staff members are like part of my family, and I have heard many of our employees […]

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When Challenges Become Gifts: Mercy Dental Resident Takes Experience to Our Community

Former Mercy Dental Services resident George R. Williams embraced the complex and challenging cases hospital-based dentistry often presented. He views his experience as a gift he can pass on to his current patients and the Stark County community. Guest post by Sterling Haynes and Mary Beth Breda Even as a young teen, George R. Williams […]

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Christian Completes 800-mile Haute Route Ride Through French Alps for Cancer Center

We are so proud of Chris Christian, LAN administrator with Mercy Information Services! Earlier this month, Chris completed the Haute Route, an arduous, seven-day, 800-kilometer bike ride through the French Alps. It was the equivalent of running a full marathon per day for seven days. Cycling to honor the memory of friends and family members […]

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Chris Christian Completes Haute Route 2016 for Mercy Cancer Center, Canton, Ohio
Healthy 4 Life Camp for Kids Invests in Northeast Canton Community

“The children were behaved, very inquisitive, and willing to share stories about their family. Many of them already knew about good nutrition because they were learning similar information in school, which was so exciting to hear.” — Tracia Wellman, Mercy Mission Outreach Mercy Mission Outreach continued its summer camp for school-age children this year, holding […]

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Cancer Survivor Margaret Smith: ‘My Strength Comes From the Lord’

Many people find emotional support from their religious or spiritual beliefs and their faith community. Prayer and reflective meditation may bring you solace, perspective, and inspire hope. For some, their faith has always been a source of strength and comfort. Others find that their faith is renewed by the challenges they are facing. Finding a […]

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Cancer Survivor Nancy Whitaker: In 1965, ‘My Life Changed Forever’

There are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States today, and Mercy Cancer Center is grateful to be a part of the advancements in cancer care that help people live longer, fuller lives after a cancer diagnosis. Nancy Whitaker (front row, center) has been a Mercy volunteer for 28 years, the past […]

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Meet Some of Mercy’s Long-time Employees

We have many long-time members of our “Mercy family,” and during National Hospital Week 2016, we’re celebrating all our staff members, as well as highlighting those who were willing to share their story. 40 YEARS Joan Runion, medical technologist, has worked in the laboratory since starting her career at Mercy. She began working the afternoon […]

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Mercy’s Chris Fogarty Receives 2016 Barbara Donaho Award

Congratulations to Chris Fogarty, RN, BSN, a 2016 recipient of the Kent State University College of Nursing’s Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award. Named in honor of former Kent State University College of Nursing Advisory Chair Barbara Donaho, the award recognizes area nurses who demonstrate effective leadership, compassionate role modeling, and sound professional mentoring. Chris is […]

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Language Like a Lifeline: Emergency Situation Inspires Bilingual Employee to Pursue Nursing Career

For Alex Camacho, who emigrated to the United States with his family when he was just 11, learning English was a challenge. Years later, this bilingual Mercy employee had a career-changing experience in the emergency department after interpreting for a young Latino patient in a difficult situation. In becoming a lifeline for her, Alex discovered […]

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