Mercy Baby Showers Provide Canton Moms with Gifts, Childcare Education

Over the centuries and across many cultures, people have observed and honored the impending birth of a child. At modern-day baby showers, friends and family "shower" the mom-to-be with gifts for the newborn, as well as parenting wisdom and encouragement. For several years, Mercy Mission Outreach has celebrated the joy and the responsibility of giving…

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Mercy’s 2014 Clinical Excellence Winners Exemplify Nurses ‘Leading the Way’

Patients often recognize that a nurse is the health care professional with whom they and their families have the most direct contact. But they might not realize that nurses also are leaders in improving the quality of care and expanding access to care. That’s why May 6-12 is celebrated as National Nurses Week, an annual…

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45-Year Employee Saidi Eckert Awarded Star Performer of the Year

Forty-five years ago, Saidi Eckert arrived in Canton with little money and no job. She says she wanted to follow God’s will for her life and was asking Him for direction. God answered her prayer. Saidi says she heard God say, “Follow me. You see that building over there, which says Mercy? You go there….

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We Wish Our Supporters a Merry Christmas

During this special season of giving, we at Mercy would like to thank our many supporters for their generous gifts of time, talent and resources in 2013. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!…

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Restart the Heart: Rapid Response with AED Saves a Life at Mercy

On June 22, Leroy Essick’s heart stopped. Thanks to the quick response from Mercy Medical Center employees and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), Essick’s heart is beating again. He can’t recall how long he suffered from shoulder pain, but he says it happened off and on for some time. “Anytime I would…

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Moments of Hope: a Journey of Ongoing Stroke Recovery

In our 2012-2013 Report to the Community, we introduced readers to David and Christine Detweiler. Following a series of strokes and a diagnosis of central nervous system vasculitis, David has been a patient with Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center since 2009. This post is a more expanded version of their story.  Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis…

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Radiology Safari: Mercy’s Greathouse to Improve Diagnostic Imaging in Kenya

Two-thirds of the world’s population has little or no access to radiology services, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Diagnostic imaging is a vital component of healthcare services, giving your doctor information about what is happening inside your body for better diagnosis and treatment options. American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Education and Research…

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Go Girls! Allen Elementary Girls on the Run Team Finishes 5K in Canton

Finishing a 5K race is an accomplishment for anyone. Eight girls from Allen Elementary School, grades four through six, experienced the thrill of crossing the finish line at the Girls on the Run 5K held June 1 at Walsh University. Their joy was shared with their Mercy Medical Center running buddies who coached, encouraged and…

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Patient Experiences ‘Grace and Patience’ at Mercy Pain Management

After an auto accident in 2012, Canal Fulton resident Eric Buwala lived in pain. His attending neurosurgeon said removing a disc in his back and fusing vertebrae would bring relief, but surgery was not an option unless he lost weight – a difficult thing to do with severe back pain. After being referred to Mercy…

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Employee Louise Capuano Celebrates 50 Years at Mercy

Fifty years ago, Americans were captivated by Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O'Toole, faithfully watched the Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza, grooved to the sounds of the Beatles and the Chiffons, and wept when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In 1963, Louise Capuano entered the workforce as a member of the office staff…

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Mercy’s Award-winning Palliative Care Model for Community Hospitals

At its upcoming national conference in June, the Supportive Care Coalition, an organization dedicated to advancing excellence in palliative care, will award Mercy a 2013 Quality Award for the strides we have made to improve the delivery of palliative medicine in a diverse care setting. Dr. Ron Crock, MD, medical director of Mercy Hospice and…

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‘Best Thing About Nurses: So Much Love in Their Hearts’

In recognition of National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, Mercy Medical Center honors our more than 660 registered nurses who demonstrate a passion for the profession and strong commitment to our hospital patients. Mercy Medical Center congratulates our 2013 Clinical Excellence award winners – Rachel Beard, Kathleen Hinton, Vicki Jessop, Susan Lohmeyer and Dennis…

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Think Pink! Mercy Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event

In recognition of Minority Health Month, Mercy Breast Care Center offered Think Pink! Be the Cure, a free luncheon and breast health education event, at Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square on April 13. Diane Wofsey, R.N., nurse coordinator for Mercy Breast Care Center, discussed breast cancer risk factors, the importance of mammograms and…

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Tanzanian Medical Team Visits Mercy Medical Center

Dr. Damien Mpundu, medical superintendent of St. Raphael’s Hospital in Tanzania, and Luca Mmole, R.N., interim superintendent of their John Ramadani School of Nursing, visited Mercy Medical Center March 18. Their visit included observing a robotic hysterectomy performed by Mercy physician Indira Nannapaneni, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist. This is Dr. Mpundu’s second visit to Mercy…

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CPR, Emergency Heart Cath at Mercy Save Lake Township Man’s Life

Last Friday, Mercy heart patient Wayne Oswald went home after his recent quadruple bypass surgery at Mercy Heart Center. However, 81-year-old Wayne might never have reached the operating room had it not been for the quick action and CPR skills of two Mercy employees, as well as the medical center's emergency chest pain center and…

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Mercy Employee Brightens Lab Coats

Kelly Heffner, a lab technician at Mercy Medical Center, shares her love of drawing with co-workers. Heffner says it began when she drew a design on a lab coat for a co-worker’s birthday. “I then began to get requests from other lab employees for pictures they wanted on their coats,” Heffner says. She has drawn…

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Guardian Angels

Mercy Cancer Center Nurse Jane Westfall Awarded “Best Mixed Media” In Lilly Oncology On Canvas National Art Competition Jane Westfall considers herself someone who likes to try her hand in many different kinds of art. She makes unique jewelry, bookmarks for cancer survivors and enjoys drawing. An oncology nurse at Mercy Medical Center, Westfall learned…

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Medical Mission Team Visits Dominican Republic

Mercy Medical Center employees are part of a medical mission team visiting the Dominican Republic this week. Here’s a note from one of the team members: Everyone is in very good spirits being in this beautiful country and serving the needs of the wonderful people. Surgery, a clinic and the pharmacy were all set up…

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Ready. Set. Go Red!

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and claims more female lives than all forms of cancer combined. Mercy Heart Center is proud to be the 2013 Go Red for Women partner with the American Heart Association (AHA). This is the 10-year anniversary for Go Red for Women, which was created to fight…

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Mercy Giving Tree

Each year, there are patients at Mercy Medical Center who have to spend their holidays in the hospital. Mercy Fund Development asked Mercy employees to help spread a little Christmas cheer with the start of a new holiday tradition – the Mercy Giving Tree. Mercy employees and volunteers donated gifts for men, women and children…

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Mercy “Elves” Assemble Gifts for Local Children

It has become tradition at Mercy Medical Center that each year, Mercy Plant Engineering employees volunteer their time to assemble holiday gifts for staff of the hospital, free of charge. During breaks or lunch hour, you’ll find “elves” from Mercy Plant Engineering carefully working to put together toys, electronics, grills and more so they’re ready…

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