Mercy Medical Center Aids Stroke Victims on Road to Recovery

Stroke affects more than 750,000 Americans each year. 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 Association, the…

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Mercy Honored with Mission: Lifeline Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, caused by…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors North Canton Community Medicare Program June 5th

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, June 5th at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, 6200 Whipple Ave. NW, in North Canton from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  A representative from the Ohio Department of Insurance’s…

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Mercy Service League Awards $235,000 To Hospital Programs

Mercy Service League recently held its annual year-end banquet where officers presented a $235,000 check to Mercy Medical Center to benefit Mercy Dental Services & General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund. The result of 2013–2014 fundraising efforts, Mercy Service League raised this amount by planning and sponsoring events such as Harvest Ball, Celebrity Bartending at…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors North Canton Community Medicare Program June 5th

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, June 5th at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, 6200 Whipple Ave. NW, in North Canton from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A representative from the Ohio Department of Insurance’s…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic May 27

Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 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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Mercy Stresses Importance of Reducing the Risk of Stroke

Did you know that stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability? According to the American Stroke Association, African Americans have a much higher risk of death from a stroke compared to Caucasians. Uncontrollable Risk Factors for Stroke: • Increase in age • Gender (males…

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Canton Resident, Janay Johnson, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Canton resident, Janay Johnson, food & nutrition services, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s Star Performer employee for March 2014. 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 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 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, May 19th 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 Medical Center 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 2014 honorees are Cayla Ames, R.N., Mercy Intensive Care Unit; Christine Bauman, R.N., Mercy Heart Center; Stephen B. Gartrell, R.N., Mercy Heart Center; David Glasgo, R.N., Mercy Emergency…

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Canton Resident, Kelly Bing, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Canton resident, Kelly Bing, who is employed in Mercy Medical Center’s central scheduling department, for being named the hospital’s February 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,…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Alliance Community Medicare Program May 8

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 8th at Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St. in Alliance from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This program will include an informative Medicare presentation from 10 a.m. until…

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Mercy Medical Center is Collection Site for National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Initiative on April 26

To help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs and address the safety and health hazards of pharmaceutical waste, Mercy Medical Center is partnering with the Stark County Sheriff Department, Canton City Police Department and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to serve as a collection site for a one-day Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Initiative on…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers FREE Blood Pressure & CPR Luncheon

As part of Minority Health Month, Mercy Heart Center will host a FREE luncheon on high blood pressure (hypertension) education and CPR Awareness. This program will take place on Saturday, April 26th at the Sherrick Road Church of God, 1121 Sherrick Road SE, Canton, from 11a.m. until 1p.m. Participants will receive a complimentary lunch, give-a-ways,…

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Mercy Service League Invites Community to Fundraising “Party” May 12

Mercy Service League will hold a spring kick-off fundraising event, “Downtown at Dusk”, on Monday, May 12th at the Basil Asian Bistro in Downtown Canton (585 Market Ave., North). From 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the community is invited to join Mercy Service League as it raises money for the Mercy General Practice Dental Residency…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Medicare Options Event April 22nd

Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tuesday, April 22nd 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 Zumbathon May 9th

Mercy Medical Center is inviting the community to a Zumbathon, on Friday, May 9th from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. inside Mercy Hall Auditorium. Zumba is the world’s largest dance fitness party with 14 million people taking Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across the world. This event will be led by trained Zumba instructors…

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

Mercy Health Centers of Louisville, Lake, Jackson, North Canton and Plain will each be offering low-cost blood screenings in April. 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 Offers Musical Moments as Part of Patient Experience

Canton, Ohio: To enhance the patient experience at Mercy Medical Center, the hospital is partnering with the Canton Symphony Orchestra on Musical Moments, an initiative that brings music into the health care setting to promote healing, tranquility and overall wellbeing. The program is funded through an ArtsinStark grant and is the first of its kind…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers FREE Blood Pressure & CPR Luncheons

As part of Minority Health Month, Mercy Heart Center will host a FREE luncheon on high blood pressure (hypertension) education and CPR Awareness. This program will take place on Saturday, April 5th inside Mercy at St. Paul Square, 1459 Superior Ave. NE, Canton, from 11a.m. until 1p.m. Participants will receive a complimentary lunch, give-a-ways, door…

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