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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Mercy Service League’s 2015 Harvest Ball to Benefit The First Phase of the Mercy Facility Transformation

Mercy Service League will hold its 2015 Harvest Ball on Saturday, October 24, in the Canton Memorial Civic Center Auditorium.  Orthopedic surgeons, Tim Conlan, M.D., and Gerald F. Klimo, M.D, will serve as honorary medical staff co-chairs.  Proceeds raised at this highly anticipated event will benefit the first phase of the Mercy Facility Transformation–an initiative…

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Mercy to Present Two FREE Community Luncheons “Happy, Healthy, Safe Babies” in April

Mercy Maternity Services wants every baby born in Stark County to celebrate their first birthday.  “Healthy, Happy, Safe Babies”, a community education program featuring FREE lunch and gifts, will be offered from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th at Peoples Baptist Church (701 – 17th St. SE, Canton 44707) and on Saturday,…

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Canton Resident, Sandi Klein, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Canton resident, Sandi Klein, Insurance Verification, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s February 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 creative and…

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Mercy Cancer Center Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer for Third Consecutive Time

Mercy Cancer Center was recently presented with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Mercy Medical Center is one of a select group of only 75 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year….

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Mercy Medical Center and Church of the Lakes Faith Community Nurses Invite Community to “End of Life” Issues Seminar

Mercy Medical Center, in partnership with Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is inviting the community to an informative seminar, Planning Ahead for End of Life Issues, on Saturday, April 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Church of the Lakes, 5944 Fulton Drive N.W., in Canton…

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Mercy Medical Center Names Hickey New Vice President

  Mercy Medical Center announced that Cindy L. Hickey has been appointed vice president of Marketing and Public Relations. A Mercy employee since 1984, Hickey reports to Thomas E. Cecconi, president and chief executive officer at Mercy Medical Center. “We are pleased Cindy agreed to become a part of our executive team at Mercy Medical…

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Mercy Offers Low-Cost Blood Screenings to Alliance Community March 18

Mercy Health Center of Alliance will offer very low-cost blood screenings on Wednesday, March 18th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The facility, located at 149 E. Simpson, Alliance, will be offering: • Total cholesterol screening – $2 • Glucose screening (blood sugar) – $2 • Lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL) –…

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