The Harvest Raffle – $10,000 Cash Prize!!

Canton, OH: Mercy Service League is selling a limited number of Harvest Raffle tickets for a chance to win the $10,000 cash prize. All proceeds from the Harvest Raffle will benefit the expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Only 250 tickets…

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Mercy Cancer Center Displays “Tree of Life” As A Tribute to Cancer Survivors

Canton, Ohio: A new piece of community artwork now graces the walls of the Mercy Cancer Center. Local cancer survivors recently painted symbolic “leaves” to commemorate their journey through (and beyond) the disease. These handcrafted leaves were fashioned onto a “Tree of Life”, which is currently on display inside the Cancer Center for public viewing,…

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Local Primary Care Physicians Join Mercy Medical Center

Canton, Ohio: Kelly M. Harbert, D.O., and Vincent E. Perkowski, D.O., local primary care physicians, have joined Mercy Professional Care Physicians effective July 1, 2011. Both physicians are certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and are accepting new patients of all ages—including children and geriatrics–at their specific Mercy Primary Care practices. Same…

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Mercy Helps New Philadelphia Man Regain His Sight

New Philadelphia, Ohio: For more than a year, cataracts affected the vision and quality of life of New Philadelphia resident Steven “Bobby” Stocker, a self-employed musician who could not afford restorative surgery. “I could see shapes, but no details,” says Stocker, “I probably couldn’t recognize my own mother from three feet away.” Frustrated and frightened…

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Mercy On the Air

News-Talk 1480 radio host Ron Ponder conducted live, on-air interviews with members of Mercy Medical Center staff on Tuesday, June 21. The interviews took place in the Mercy Medical Center Surgery Center/Cancer Center rotunda. Topics and staff members included: Tom Cecconi, President & CEO 
Dr. Ahmed Sabe, Mercy Heart Center and Dr. Ted Spangler, Mercy ECPC/Emergency Dept. #1…

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Mercy Health Centers Offer Low-Cost Blood Screenings in July

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health Centers of Louisville, Lake, Jackson, North Canton and Plain will each be offering low-cost blood screenings in July. 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…

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Mercy Health Center of Carroll County Offers Low-Cost Blood Screenings June 24

Carrollton, Ohio: Mercy Health Center of Carroll County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, June 24, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The facility, located at 125 Canton Rd., Carrollton, will be offering total cholesterol screening for $2, glucose screening (blood sugar) for $2, and lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL) for…

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Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Several Medicare Programs June 21

Canton, Ohio – Mercy Medical Center will be sponsoring the following educational Medicare events for local seniors (or soon-to-be seniors) on June 21: Community Medicare Check-Up – Jackson Township Mercy Health Center of Jackson Township (7452 Fulton Dr. N.W., Massillon) is hosting a community Medicare Check-Up event on Tuesday, June 21st from 9am – 3pm….

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Mercy Sports Medicine To Host Coaches Clinic June 8

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 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 Offers FREE Bone Density/Low-Cost Blood Screenings to Alliance Community June 15

Alliance, Ohio: Mercy Imaging of Alliance will offer FREE bone density and low-cost blood screenings on Wednesday, June 15th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The facility, located at 1401 S. Arch Ave., Alliance (inside Carnation Clinic), will be offering the bone density heel scans for FREE in addition to the following low-cost blood screenings:…

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Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County Offers Low-Cost Blood Screenings June 10-11

New Philadelphia, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Tuscarawas County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, June 10th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturday, June 11th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The facility, located at 1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia, will be offering total cholesterol screening for $2, glucose screening (blood…

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Mercy Health Centers Offer Low-Cost Blood Screenings in June

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health Centers of Lake, Jackson, Louisville and Plain will each be offering low-cost blood screenings in June. 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 Women’s Personal Protection Class

Canton, Ohio: Have you wondered what you would do if you were approached by an attacker or mugger? Do you know how to keep from panicking or how to hit properly? Mercy Medical Center’s Wellness Program is offering a six-week Women’s Personal Protection class beginning Thursday, June 9 at 4:45 p.m. The class will be…

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Mercy Medical Center is Site for “Welcome to Medicare: 2011” April 27

Canton, Ohio: The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) and the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) will be hosting “Welcome to Medicare: 2011” on Wednesday, April 27, beginning at 6 p.m. inside Mercy Hall at Mercy Medical Center. This program is for new and soon-to-be Medicare users who have questions and concerns about their…

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Mercy Heart Center Receives Reaccreditation As A Heart Failure Institute

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently received reaccreditation as a Heart Failure Institute by the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. Mercy was the first hospital in Ohio and the second in the nation to be named an accredited Heart Failure Institute by the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium in 2009. The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium brings quality and process improvement…

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Mercy Service League Awards $184,000 To Hospital Programs

Canton, Ohio: During its recent annual banquet, Mercy Service League presented members of the hospital’s medical staff and administration with checks totaling $184,000 raised from their 2010-2011 fundraising efforts. A check for $182,000 was presented to Tom Cecconi, Mercy Medical Center President & CEO, and Tom Turner, Vice President, to benefit the Mercy Emergency Department;…

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Mercy Stroke Center Aids Stroke Victims on Road to Recovery

Canton, Ohio: Stroke affects more than 700,000 Americans each year. These “brain attacks” can leave lasting physical and behavioral changes and even affect a person’s ability to communicate and swallow. What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel either bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, restricting the flow of oxygen…

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Over 250 Participate in Mercy Health Run

North Canton, Ohio: As part of Mercy Medical Center’s commitment to the promotion of health and physical fitness in the community, Mercy Sports Medicine hosted its annual Mercy Health Run Classic on Saturday, May 14. Over 250 runners participated in the 5k road-race with the start and finish at Mercy Health Center of North Canton….

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Mercy Health Center of Carroll County Offers Low-Cost Blood Screenings May 27

Carrollton, Ohio: Mercy Health Center of Carroll County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, May 27, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The facility, located at 125 Canton Rd., Carrollton, will be offering total cholesterol screening for $2, glucose screening (blood sugar) for $2, and lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL) for…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

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 Wednesday, May 25th inside Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Shield M. Wikas, D.O. and Karen Haude, PA-C will perform the screenings. Skin cancer is the…

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Mercy Awards Minority Scholarships for 2011

Canton, Ohio: Four Canton City School students moved one step closer to making their educational endeavors a reality thanks to Mercy Medical Center’s Minority Scholarship Fund. These deserving students were recognized at the Greater Stark County Urban League Luncheon held on May 11th at the Southeast Community Center. This scholarship fund provides financial support to minority…

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