Mercy Service League Food and Wine Gift Box Fundraiser Supports Hospital During Pandemic

Canton, Ohio: The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the world and touched our personal lives. It’s also impacted hospitals throughout the country, with financial consequences related to COVID-19. To support Mercy Medical Center’s mission outreach efforts to care for our community during these unprecedented times, Mercy Service League is selling Hope & Heroes celebration gift boxes,…

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Mercy Health & Fitness Center Continues to Serve North Canton and Surrounding Communities

Mercy Medical Center’s Health & Fitness Center, located in Mercy Health Center & STATCARE of North Canton (6200 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton), continues to offer fitness classes, cardiovascular and resistive strength training equipment, personal training and sport enhancement training for North Canton and surrounding communities throughout the current pandemic. Mercy Health & Fitness Center,…

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Mercy Medical Center Honored with Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused…

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FEMA and Ohio EMA Provide More Than $956,000 to Mercy Medical Center

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) announced on July 30, 2020, that $956,059.90 was awarded to Mercy Medical Center for federal disaster aid to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are extremely grateful for this funding, which will help Mercy Medical…

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Mercy Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Mercy earned the award by meeting specific quality…

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Mercy Medical Center Received Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital…

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Canton Resident, Fonda Mercer, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Canton resident, Fonda Mercer, patient access representative for Mercy Physical Therapy, has been selected as the hospital’s most recent Star Performer employee. Mercer was nominated for her persistence for four months to obtain insurance authorization on behalf of one patient who was denied therapy after a surgical procedure. “Fonda is willing to do anything for…

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Mercy Health Center of Jackson Hosts Community Blood Drive July 3

Mercy Health Center of Jackson will be hosting a community blood drive for Vitalant (formerly LifeShare Community Blood Services) on Friday, July 3, 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the facility’s 2nd floor Community Room. Many blood drives have been cancelled due to COVID-19, so individual donations matter now more than ever. Vitalant is keeping all…

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Mercy Sleep Disorders Center Recognized for Excellence with American Association of Sleep Medicine Accreditation

The American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has recognized Mercy Sleep Disorders Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with sleep disorders. This accreditation includes both Mercy Sleep Disorder Centers, located at Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Center of Jackson. This prestigious designation indicates to patients, referring physicians, and other providers,…

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Mercy Announces Clinical Excellence Award Winners During Nurses Month 2020

Mercy Medical Center is proud to celebrate Mercy nurses who deliver primary and preventive health care to enrich our lives and the communities we live in. During National Nurses Month, Mercy announces its 2020 Clinical Excellence Award winners–Kristin Beabout, Sara Carter, Linda Shilts, Gina Stover and Rachel Wilson. As part of the annual celebration, Mercy…

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Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Excellence with American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Mercy Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Mercy was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in April based on a rigorous review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute…

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Scott and Karen Fitzpatrick Donate $103,000 to Mercy Medical Center for Additional Germ-Zapping Robot During Pandemic

Mercy Medical Center has a new, and third, Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping™ Robot to use in the fight against COVID-19 thanks to a generous donation from Scott Fitzpatrick, a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercy Development Foundation, and his wife Karen.  “In an effort to support Mercy Medical Center’s patients, doctors, nurses and…

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Mercy Medical Center Temporarily Stops All Hospital Visitation Beginning March 20

Mercy Medical Center joins hospitals around the state and country by temporarily stopping allhospital visitation, effective Friday, March 20, to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Additionally, to be consistent with recommended guidelines, Mercy Maternity patients will be allowed only (1) support person. That (1) support person must be the same…

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Mercy Medical Center Expands Visitation Restrictions, Screening Beginning March 16

ATTENTION: Effective March 20, Mercy Medical Center has stopped all hospital visitation in an effort to prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including corona virus (COVID-19). Thank you for understanding and helping us keep our patients, staff and community safe during this time. Mercy Medical Center joins hospitals around the state and country expanding visitor…

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CCPH Announces Stark County’s First Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case

Canton City Public Health (CCPH) announced that Stark County has its first “presumptive positive” test result for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a patient at Mercy Medical Center. Mercy Medical Center has been actively preparing for patients with COVID-19, and we have been working closely with our local health departments, Stark County Emergency Management, Ohio…

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During Active Preparation for COVID-19, Mercy Encourages Calm

Press release updated as of March 11, 2020, at 10:47 am. Safety of Patients, Staff and Community Are Top Priorities Mercy Medical Center is in a state of preparation for the Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. The hospital is advising patients, staff, and the community to remain calm. While this situation is still unfolding,…

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Strasburg Resident, Talena Starn, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Strasburg resident, Talena Starn, unit assistant for Mercy Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit (CCU), has been selected as the hospital’s Star Performer employee for the month of November 2019. Starn has served patients as a nurse’s aide for nearly four years at Mercy and is currently in nursing school. “Being an aide has helped me…

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Paumier Named New Board Chair at Mercy Development Foundation

Mercy Development Foundation announced Thomas M. Paumier, DDS, will serve as its new board chair effective January 2020. Paumier succeeds Donald Peterson III, who served as board chair since 2016. Peterson will continue to serve as a member of Mercy Development Foundation’s Board of Directors and also serves on Mercy Medical Center’s Board of Directors….

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North Canton Resident, Alex Camacho, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

North Canton resident, Alex Camacho, registered nurse on Mercy’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was selected as the hospital’s Star Performer employee for the month of October 2019. Camacho is known for his excellent nursing skills and the compassion he shows his patients and their family members. A family who nominated Alex said they were at…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Community Health Fair on February 14 in Jackson Township

Mercy Health Center of Jackson will be holding a health fair, open to the community, on Friday, February 14, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. This health fair will include a variety of low-cost blood testing, additional free screenings, give-a-ways and more. Health fair participants can purchase a base package of blood screenings for only…

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Healthy Business Council of Ohio Recognizes Mercy Medical Center for Healthy Worksite Practices

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO) recognized Mercy Medical Center with the 2019 Healthy Worksite GOLD Level Award during the 16th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation on January 23 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mercy was among 34 Ohio large employers (1,001 or more employees) recognized with the GOLD…

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