Mercy Offers Support for Families After Perinatal Loss

Mercy Maternity Services is offering Hope For Healing, a new perinatal loss support group for people who have experienced the loss of a baby due to a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. This free, four-week support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 23 and 30 and August 6 and 13 in…

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Mercy Medical Center’s Gursky Awarded OSHIIP Coordinator of the Year

Terri Gursky, Mercy Senior Friends coordinator and Medicare advisor, was awarded the 2014 OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Coordinator of the Year from the Ohio Department of Insurance. Gursky, who also serves as the OSHIIP Stark County coordinator, earned this well-deserved recognition because of her strong leadership skills, dedication and commitment to the…

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Mercy Medical Center Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Mercy Medical Center has achieved reaccreditation for a period of three years for its adult hospital inpatient rehabilitation and adult hospital inpatient rehabilitation stroke specialty programs by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s…

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Mercy Sports Medicine to Host Summer Clinics for Athletes

Mercy Sports Medicine will be offering multiple summer clinics for athletes ages 12-16 in June and July. Each one-day clinic is $50 and will be held at Mercy Sports Medicine, 6200 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton. Mercy’s sports enhancement staff with teach athletes how to safely execute exercises taking their abilities to the next level….

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Mercy Cancer Center to Host National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration June 10

To celebrate National Cancer Survivor Day, Mercy Cancer Center is offering Your Future in Focus on Wednesday, June 10 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Mercy Hall Auditorium. This is a FREE, interactive presentation for cancer survivors (plus one guest) about using photography to help deal with emotions and challenges in life. The guest…

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Mercy Medical Center Aids Stroke Victims on Road to Recovery

Each year, 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent Stroke.  On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds and every 4 minutes someone dies from one.  These “brain attacks” can leave lasting physical and behavioral changes and even affect a person’s ability to communicate and swallow.  According to the American Heart…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors North Canton/Lake Township Medicare Programs in June

Do you have questions or concerns about Medicare?  Mercy Medical Center will be sponsoring Medicare programs for local seniors (or soon-to-be seniors) on Thursday, June 4th at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, 6200 Whipple Ave. NW, in North Canton and again on June 11th at the Lake Community YMCA, 428 King Church Ave. SW,…

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Mercy Service League Raises $200,000 for Dental Endowment Fund

Canton, Ohio: At its annual membership banquet, the Mercy Service League presented proceeds from the 2014 Harvest Ball – which totaled $200,000 – to Tom Cecconi, Mercy president & CEO, Dr. Joe Carpenter, DDS, and Debbie Carpenter. Last year's Harvest Ball, Mercy Service League’s major fundraiser, benefitted Mercy Dental Services General Practice Residency Endowment Fund….

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Mercy Partners with Local Law Enforcement for Click It or Ticket Campaign

In 2014, there were 44 motor vehicle collision fatalities in Stark County, which is sixty-nine-percent more than in 2013.  Sadly, seat belts were used in less than half of these accidents. To promote seat belt use with its employees as well as the public Mercy Medical Center Trauma Services has partnered the Stark County Sheriff…

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Mercy Stresses Importance of Reducing the Risk of Stroke

Did you know that stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability?  According to the American Stroke Association, African Americans and Hispanics have a much higher risk of death from a stroke compared to Caucasians. Knowing the risk factors of stroke is vital, but there…

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Healthy Triplets Born to Canton Couple This Week at Mercy

Read more of their story on our blog. See coverage in the Canton Repository. Canton, Ohio: Under the care of Godwin Meniru, MD, OB/gyn chair, and Mercy Maternity Services, Vesna Politis delivered healthy triplets at Mercy Medical Center on Monday, May 11, 2015. She and her husband Elias, who are residents of Canton, welcomed Maximos…

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Sue Passmore Receives Mercy’s First Distinguished Nurse Leader Award

Canton, Ohio: In recognition of National Nurses Week – held each year from May 6-12 – Mercy Medical Center awarded Sue Passmore, RN, its inaugural Distinguished Nurse Leader Award, which recognizes a Mercy nurse who consistently demonstrates exceptional skills, visionary leadership, and compassionate care for patients, families and staff. Passmore, a resident of Uniontown, Ohio,…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Alliance Community Medicare Program May 14

Do you have questions or concerns about Medicare?  Mercy Medical Center will be sponsoring a Medicare program for local seniors (or soon-to-be seniors) on Thursday, May 14th at Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St. in Alliance from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  This program will include an informative Medicare presentation from 10 a.m. until…

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Louisville Resident, Kelley Mohn, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Louisville resident, Kelley Mohn, PT, Mercy Therapy Services, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s March 2015 Star Performer employee.  The Star Performer program is the hospital’s employee recognition and rewards program.  Hospital employees, volunteers and staff are nominated each month for demonstrating outstanding performance, being a team player, going “above and beyond”, being…

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Mercy Stresses Importance of Knowing Signs of Stroke

If a loved one experienced the signs of a stroke, would you be able to identify them in time to save his or her life?  With a stroke, every minute, every second, counts, and in recognition of National Stroke Month, the Stroke Center at Mercy wants to make sure everyone in the community can identify…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic May 26

Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at Mercy Health Center of Jackson, located at 7337 Caritas Circle, NW, Massillon. The cost of the clinic is $20, and each coach attending will be able to apply for the state permit upon completion of the clinic….

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings May 18

Mercy Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of the disease. Skin cancer screenings will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 18th inside Mercy Health Center of North Canton.  Shield M. Wikas, D.O. will perform the screenings.  Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in…

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Five Mercy Nurses Awarded for Clinical Excellence

In recognition of National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, Mercy Medical Center is honoring five of its clinical staff members with Nursing Excellence Awards. The hospital’s 2015 honorees are Stacy Bauman, RN, Mercy Heart Center; Allyssa DeLuca, RN, Mercy Intensive Care Unit; Jamie Harig, RN, Mercy Emergency Department; Janet Henning, RN, Mercy Patient Education…

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Mercy Medical Center is Site for “Welcome to Medicare” Event May 13

The Ohio Department of Insurance’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will be hosting a FREE event, Welcome to Medicare, on Wednesday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. in Mercy Hall Auditorium at Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton.  This program is for new and soon-to-be Medicare users who have questions and…

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Mercy Service League Invites Community to Fundraising “Party” May 11

Mercy Service League will hold a spring kick-off fundraising event, “Spring Fling”, on Monday, May 11 at Jerzees Sports Grille (5260 Dressler Rd., Belden Village).  From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the community is invited to join Mercy Service League as it raises money for the first phase of the Mercy Facility Transformation–an initiative to…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event April 21

Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a FREE Medicare Options event on Tuesday, April 21st at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Hall Amphitheater. This event, designed to help seniors choose the right Medicare Plan, will begin with a Medicare overview by Terri Gursky, Mercy’s Medicare Specialist and Stark County OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance…

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