Mercy Medical Center and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Hosted Palliative Care Forum

Mercy Medical Center and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted an information session on January 23 at Mercy focused on legislation that would improve the quality of life for patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Representatives from Mercy Cancer Center, Mercy Palliative Care Services, and the ACS CAN shared information…

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Canton Resident, Lyndley Corley, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Canton resident, Lyndley Corley, RN, ED navigator, Case Management, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s November 2014 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”,…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event January 20

Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a FREE Medicare Options event on Tuesday, January 20th at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Hall Amphitheater. This event, designed to help seniors choose the right Medicare Advantage Plan, will begin with a Medicare overview by Terri Gursky, Mercy’s Medicare Specialist and Stark County OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health…

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Mercy Invites Community to Red Hot Zumbathon

Mercy Medical Center is inviting the community to a Red Hot Zumbathon, on Friday, February 6th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Mercy Hall Auditorium, located behind the hospital’s main parking deck. Offered in more than 180 countries, Zumba is the world’s largest dance fitness party with 15 million people taking Zumba classes in…

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Mercy Heart Center Invites Community to Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Mercy Heart Center will be offering a FREE heart healthy cooking demonstration, Love Your Heart, Eat Healthy, to the community on Wednesday, February 4th in Mercy Hall Auditorium, 1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton, behind the hospital’s main parking deck. Beginning at 12 noon, this program will teach participants how to make healthier versions of several…

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Want to Become a Mercy Hospice Volunteer? Training Begins January 27

Mercy Hospice volunteers are special people who are trained to support terminally ill patients and their families. If you’d like to become a Mercy Hospice volunteer, training classes begin Tuesday, Jan 27 at Mercy Homecare & Hospice offices, located at 4369 Whipple, Ave., in Canton. Volunteers who will serve in non-patient contact areas need to…

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Mercy Sports Medicine to Host Coaches Clinic Feb. 24

Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W., North Canton. The cost of the clinic is $20, and each coach attending will be able to apply for the state permit upon completion of…

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Mercy Service League Invites Community to Souper Bowl Fundraising Event on January 25

Mercy Service League will host a soup tasting fundraising event, “Souper Bowl” on Sunday, January 25th, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom, 3218 Parkway St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708. Tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited soup tastings, pepperoni rolls, dessert, cash bar and many silent auction items. Attendees will…

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Uniontown Resident, Tonia Yost-Fullmer, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Uniontown resident, Tonia Yost-Fullmer, licensed social worker, Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s October 2014 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…

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Recommendations in Seeking Care for Flu-like Illness

In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared the flu an epidemic. This week, Akron Regional Hospital Association (ARHA) hospitals, including Mercy, are seeing an unusually high volume of patients due in part to influenza. While area hospitals remain prepared & capable to treat all patients, we are asking you to help. Before…

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Mercy Receives 2014 Healthy Worksite Silver Award from Ohio Department of Health

Canton, Ohio: In recognition of Mercy Medical Center’s commitment to employee health through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs, the Ohio Department of Health’s Healthy Ohio Business Council has awarded the hospital a 2014 Silver Healthy Ohio – Health Worksite Award. Mercy has garnered this award six times at either a bronze or silver…

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Australian Woman with Rare Heart Tumor Receives Life-saving, Bloodless Surgery from Mercy Heart Surgeon

  Read coverage of this story and our bloodless medicine and surgery program in the Canton Repository and Akron Beacon Journal. At Mercy Medical Center, Australian Madalyn Copcutt recently underwent life-saving, bloodless open-heart surgery, a ground-breaking, minimally invasive approach that minimizes patient blood loss before, during and after treatment. About two months ago, the 26-year-old…

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Achieve Your Healthy Weight in 2015

Mercy Weight Management now offers more options to help you achieve your healthy weight. Learn more about OPTIFAST®, HMR® Healthy Solutions, and other weight loss programs at Mercy’s next open house to be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on January 12, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Mercy Hall. You’ll have an opportunity to…

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Mercy Heart Center Receives Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze Award

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Heart Center recently received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation recognized Mercy for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the secondary prevention guidelines for the treatment of heart failure patients. Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure is a…

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Mercy Health Centers of Louisville, Lake, Jackson, North Canton and Plain offer low-cost blood screenings in December

Mercy Health Centers of Louisville, Lake, Jackson, North Canton and Plain will each be offering low-cost blood screenings in December. Each facility will be offering total cholesterol screening for $2, glucose screening (blood sugar) for $2, and lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL) for $8, at their respective locations on the following dates:…

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Mercy Nurse Recognized For Forensic Nursing Excellence

The International Association of Forensic Nurses has recognized Mercy Medical Center employee, Shawanna Musick-Eckert, RN, FNE, for Forensic Nursing Excellence for the second year in a row. Musick-Eckert serves as the hospital’s SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) coordinator and a community educator. Musick-Eckert, a Canton resident and Mercy employee since 2009, was nominated by her…

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Canton Resident, Chris Christian, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Canton resident, Chris Christian, Mercy Information Services, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s September 2014 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…

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Mercy One of Four U.S. Hospitals to Earn Sixth Consecutive ENERGY STAR Certification

Mercy Medical Center has earned its sixth consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. "Mercy Medical Center is proud to be one of four…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Free Medicare Options Events November 11th & 18th

Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a FREE Medicare Options event on Tuesday, November 11th at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Hall Amphitheater. An additional Medicare Options event will be held on Tuesday, November 18th at 9 a.m. at the same location. This event, designed to help seniors choose the right Medicare Advantage Plan,…

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Mercy Offers Professional Shadowing to Over 100 High School Students

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Volunteer Services welcomes students from Massillon Washington, Glenoak, Jackson and Lake High Schools this fall for Mercy Medical Center’s SOAR (Shadowing Opportunities Are Rewarding) Shadowing Program.  More than 100 students now shadow Mercy’s health professionals in areas such as nursing; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy for adults and children; radiology; ultrasound;…

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Ohio Optometric Foundation, Mercy Medical Center and Canton City Schools Provide Students with Eye Care

The Ohio Optometric Foundation, Mercy Medical Center and Canton City Schools partnered this week to offer free eye exams and eyeglasses to 75 pre-screened students. The students in grades Pre-K to 11 were bused to Allen Elementary — located at 1326 Sherrick Rd. SE in Canton — to receive exams and fittings for glasses of…

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