Mercy Medical Center Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Quality Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care

Canton, OH: Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mercy Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients. Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction,…

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Mercy Development Foundation Invites Community to FREE Estate Planning Program

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Development Foundation and Leave A Legacy® Stark County invite the community to a FREE lunch and learn program on estate planning, “Where There’s A Will!” on Thursday, May 23rd from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside Mercy Hall Auditorium, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton. A truly effective estate plan, which…

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Mercy Honors Five Nurses with Clinical Excellence Awards

Canton, Ohio: In recognition of National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), Mercy Medical Center honored five of its clinical staff members with Nursing Excellence Awards, which were presented during Mercy’s annual Clinical Excellence Luncheon on Wednesday. The hospital’s 2013 winners included Rachel Beard, RN; Kathleen Hinton, RN; Vicki Jessop, RN, BSN, CWS, PSC; Susan…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings May 20

Canton, Ohio: 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 20th inside Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Shield M. Wikas, D.O. will perform the screenings. Skin cancer is the most common of all…

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Mercy Stroke Center Stresses Importance of Reducing the Risk of Stroke

Canton, Ohio: Did you know that stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability? According to the American Stroke Association, African Americans are at twice the risk of first-ever strokes compared to Caucasians, and they have a higher death rate from stroke as well. Knowing…

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Mercy Appoints David Cemate as New Senior Vice President and COO

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center has named David D. Cemate, FACHE, its new senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) effective April 30. Tom Cecconi, Mercy president and CEO, believes Cemate’s passion for hospital operation and focus on customer service will be a great benefit to Mercy during a new era of health-care reform….

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Mercy in Canton Appoints David Cemate as Senior Vice President, COO
Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic May 29

North Canton, OH: Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W. The cost of the Clinic is $20, and each coach attending will be able to apply for the state permit upon completion…

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Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) Welcomes Drs. Jones and Maloney

Canton, OH: Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) welcomes Simonette Jones, M.D., a non-invasive cardiologist, and James Maloney, M.D., an electrophysiologist, to its active medical staff.  Jones graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She completed her internal medicine residency at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, and cardiology training at Ohio State University…

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Mercy Stresses Importance of Knowing Signs of Stroke 2013

Canton, Ohio: 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…

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Mercy Wins Ohio Department of Insurance Awards

            Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center volunteer Tom Hoch and the Mercy Senior Friends program recently received the 2012 OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Volunteer of the Year Award and 2012 OSHIIP Team of the Year Award from the Ohio Department of Insurance. Hoch and Senior Friends were…

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Mercy to Host Another ODI ‘Welcome to Medicare’ Event May 2

Canton, Ohio: In response to requests from the community, Mercy Medical Center will offer a second “Welcome to Medicare” event on Thursday, May 2, starting at 6 p.m. in the Mercy Hall Auditorium. There is no cost to attend. A representative from the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Community Medicare Programs In Stark and Tuscarawas Counties in April

Canton, Ohio – Do you have questions or concerns about Medicare? Mercy Medical Center will be offering FREE Medicare consultations for local seniors (or soon-to-be seniors) on Thursday, April 18th inside Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County (1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia) and on Thursday, April 25th inside Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Medicare Options Event April 16th

Canton, Ohio – Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tuesday, April 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…

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Mercy Offers Free Breast Care Education Events in Recognition of Minority Health Month

  Canton, OH: In recognition of Minority Health Month, Mercy Breast Care Center is offering Think Pink! Be the Cure, a free luncheon and breast health education event. Mercy Breast Care Center healthcare professionals will discuss breast cancer risk factors, the importance of mammograms and breast exams and lifestyle behaviors for healthy living. Guests will…

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Canton Resident, Saidi Eckert, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Canton, OH – Congratulations to Canton resident, Saidi Eckert, nurse assistant on Mercy Medical Center’s Medical/Telemetry unit, for being named Mercy’s Star Performer employee for February 2013. 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…

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Mercy to Present Program on Heart Disease Prevention

Canton, Ohio: Did you know that several risk factors for heart disease can be modified, treated or controlled? Mercy Heart Center will present, “Awareness Redefines Your Tomorrow” on Tuesday, April 16th inside Mercy Hall Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. This FREE educational program will discuss steps you can take to stay heart healthy and help…

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Mercy Now Offers MRI-guided Breast Biopsy

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is now performing minimally invasive, MRI-guided breast biopsies close to home for residents of Stark and surrounding counties. Used in high-risk cases where mammography is not sensitive enough to detect abnormalities, MRI-guided breast biopsy – which takes less than an hour – minimizes the need for a larger surgery, a…

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Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center Sponsors Brain Function Conference April 13th

Canton, Ohio: Did you know that several risk factors for heart disease can be modified, treated or controlled? Mercy Heart Center will present, “Awareness Redefines Your Tomorrow” on Tuesday, April 2nd inside Mercy Hall Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. This FREE educational program will discuss steps you can take to stay heart healthy and help…

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Mercy Medical Center Achieves Heart Failure Accreditation

Mercy Medical Center announces it has received full heart failure accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.    Heart failure is a leading cause…

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Mercy Medical Center in Canton has Accredited Heart Failure Center
Mercy Sponsors Community Medicare Program in Lake Township

Do you have questions or concerns about Medicare? Mercy Medical Center will be offering FREE Medicare consultations for local seniors (or soon-to-be seniors) on Thursday, March 21st inside the Lake Community YMCA, located at 11928 King Church Ave., Uniontown. Stop in anytime from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to have your Medicare questions answered. A…

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Ohio Supreme Court Grants Mercy Medical Center’s Motion to Dismiss

Canton, Ohio: The seven justices of the Ohio Supreme Court granted Mercy Medical Center’s motion to dismiss Aultman Hospital’s appeal of a 2010 ruling that found Aultman engaged in a pattern of corrupt activities. The Ohio Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the appeal was unanimous.    The Supreme Court’s ruling means that the jury’s 2010…

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