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 Mercy Forensic Nurse Receives Award 2014
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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Canal Fulton Resident, John Wright, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Canal Fulton resident, John Wright, senior painter, Mercy Plant Engineering, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s August 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…

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Mercy to Offer Pediatric Dental Screenings Thursday at JRC Learning Center

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Dental Services will hold a Lifetime of Smiles children’s dental screening and education event on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 4-6 pm at the JRC Learning Center in Northeast Canton. The event – which is free and open to the public – will feature free dental screenings for kids by Mercy dentists,…

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Mercy Continues Ebola Preparedness Planning and Assessments

The Ohio Department of Health has activated a 24-hour-a-day call center to answer Ohioans’ questions about Ebola and the recent events in Ohio in an effort to ensure Ohioans get accurate, timely information. The number for Ohioans to call is 1-866-800-1404. Mercy Medical Center takes the current outbreak of Ebola very seriously. Like hospitals across the…

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Mercy Receives Grant Award from Health Foundation of Greater Massillon

Canton, Ohio: The Health Foundation of Greater Massillon has awarded a grant to Mercy Medical Center for use in its pediatric therapy program at the Jackson Health Center. The $14,100 grant was used to purchase much needed pediatric equipment, including a pediatric lite-gait treadmill, for treating children with developmental disabilities. Currently, Mercy is the only…

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Mercy Service League’s 2014 Harvest Ball Raises Funds to Benefit Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund

Mercy Service League held its 2014 Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 11th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center’s Auditorium. Joe L. Carpenter, D.M.D., oral maxillofacial surgeon, current member of Mercy Medical Center’s Board of Directors and former Founding Chief of the Section of Dentistry for Mercy Medical Center, served as honorary medical staff chair, and…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Mercy Cancer Center is offering free oral cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of the disease. Oral cancer screenings will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14th inside Mercy Dental Services (on the second floor of the Surgery Center/Cancer Center building). Dental Professionals will visually examine the soft…

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Mercy to Hold Perinatal Loss Service of Remembrance

For the 10th year in a row, Mercy Medical Center is holding a free Service of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 for families touched by the tragic death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Held in Mercy Medical Center’s Chapel, this service provides a safe and supportive place for…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic Oct. 28

Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Mercy Health Center of Jackson, located at 7337 Caritas Circle, N.W., 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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King Receives Mercy Development Foundation’s St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service

Canton, Ohio: September 24 marks the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy and the founding of Mercy Medical Center by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine on this date in 1908. Mercy Development Foundation presented James F. King, M.D., the 2014 St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service at its Founders Day Donor Recognition…

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Mercy Opens Newly Renovated, Expanded Emergency Department

Canton, Ohio: To meet growing demand and to remain accessible to patients and their families during times of serious and sometimes life-threatening situations, Mercy Medical Center is opening a newly renovated and expanded emergency department (ED). Mercy’s ED is currently 20 to 30 percent more crowded than other providers in Stark County. With completion of…

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Mercy Inducts Three Physicians Into Society of St. Luke

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently honored three of its physicians for outstanding service to patients, the hospital and the community during the 2014 induction ceremony and dinner for the Society of St. Luke, Mercy’s physician honor society. Honorees included James D. Johns, M.D., William D. Murphy, M.D., and Elizabeth A. Prosser, M.D. Over 150…

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Mercy Medical Centers Offers Medicare Options Event September 16

Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tuesday, September 16th 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 Receives Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold-Plus Award

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This initiative helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. The award recognizes Mercy for implementing specific quality…

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