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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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 Service League Fundraiser

Mercy Service League is selling a limited number of $10,000 Cash Raffle tickets for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize. All proceeds from the $10,000 Cash Raffle will benefit Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund for Mercy Medical Center. Only 250 tickets will be sold at $250 each – for a 1-250…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

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, October 6th 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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Mercy Hospice Extends Fundraising Garage Sale

Canton, Ohio: The Mercy Hospice Garage Sale was so successful, that it will be extended into the second weekend of September. This fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (September 11th-13th) at 3688 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, next to LaPizzeria Restaurant (former Tri-County Oncology/Hematology offices). All proceeds…

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Mercy Medical Center’s Chris Christian Embarks on European Cycling Trek to Benefit Cancer Patients

Mercy Medical Center employee and Plain Township resident Chris Christian says nearly all his family has been touched by cancer. That’s why on September 9 he will embark on a 1,851 kilometer solo bike trek to raise awareness and money for Mercy Cancer Center. His journey begins in Bergamo, Italy, travels through France, and ends…

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Mercy Hospice Seeking Items for August Fundraising Garage Sale

Mercy Medical Center Hospice is holding a garage sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (August 14-16) from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its new location beside LaPizzeria Restaurant, 3688 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton (former Tri-County Oncology/Hematology offices).  All proceeds from the garage sale will benefit Mercy Hospice and the services it provides for terminal…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Carroll County Community Medicare Program July 24

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, July 24th at Mercy Health Center of Carroll County, 125 Canton Rd., in Carrollton from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (including an informational Medicare presentation from 10 a.m. until 11…

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

Mercy Service League will hold its annual fundraising party, Celebrity Bartending Night, on Monday, August 11th at Ninety One Wood Fired Oven in Jackson Township (5570 Fulton Drive). 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 Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment….

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