Mercy Awards Five Nursing Excellence Awards for 2011

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is proud to announce the recipients of the Nursing Clinical Excellence Award, which include Hannah Abdul, R.N., 5 Main Telemetry/Pediatrics, Beth Bailey, R.N.,PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), Chris Moore, R.N., 9 Main (Telemetry), Tricia Trissel, R.N., OR (operating room), Katie Harvey, R.N., CVSICU. These nurses have been selected for their…

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Mercy Medical Center Opens New Cardiac Diagnostic Department

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently opened a newly renovated, state-of-the-art Cardiac Diagnostic Department. The new department, located on the second floor of Mercy’s Surgery Center, offers a convenient, comfortable and relaxing setting for cardiac diagnostics, combined with the most up-to-date, high-tech diagnostic equipment. Separate outpatient and inpatient procedural areas are included. Showers are available…

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Mercy Collects Record Numbers During April 30 Prescription Take Back Event

Canton, Ohio: To help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs and address the safety and health hazards of pharmaceutical waste, Mercy Medical Center partnered with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office and Canton City Police Department to serve as a collection site for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) “Take-Back” Initiative on Saturday, April 30….

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Mercy Health Run Classic To Be Held May 14

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 will once again host the annual Mercy Health Run Classic on Saturday, May 14. This 5k road-race will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the start and finish at Mercy Health Center…

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Mercy Stresses Importance of Reducing the Risk of a 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 Health Center of Tuscarawas County offers low-cost blood screenings May 13-14

New Philadelphia, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Tuscarawas County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturday, May 14 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 Sponsors FREE Medicare Options Event May 17

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., May 17, at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium. This marketing event will begin with a Medicare Advantage Plan overview by Terri Gursky, Mercy’s Medicare Specialist and Stark County OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program)…

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Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County Offers Coloring Contest

New Philadelphia, Ohio: Does your child or grandchild like to color? Let them show off their talent for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Mercy Heart Center at Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County will be holding a coloring contest open to ALL children in grades 3-6. One winner will be chosen from…

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Mercy Volunteer Awarded OSHIIP Rookie Volunteer of the Year

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center volunteer Joan Garner was recently named Ohio Department of Insurance OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Rookie Volunteer of the Year. Garner, a Canton resident and volunteer since 2009 has over 45 client contacts this year. To be nominated for Rookie Volunteer of the Year, the candidate must show…

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Mercy Service League Invites Community to Fundraising “Party” May 19

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Service League will hold a spring kick-off fundraising event, “Downtown at Dusk”, on Thursday, May 19th at the Brownstone Steakhouse in Downtown Canton (5585 Market Ave., North). From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the community is invited to join the Mercy Service League as it raises money for the expansion and renovation…

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Mercy Seeks New Volunteers

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is currently seeking volunteers to serve at the medical center’s information desk, patient transport, emergency, human resources, information services, mail room and volunteer services departments. Training will be provided for all positions. Information desk volunteers need to have computer knowledge, good telephone etiquette and good customer service skills. Positions are…

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Mercy Stresses Importance of Knowing the Signs of a Stroke

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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More Than 450 Participate in Family Health Fair/Cover the Uninsured Event

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center once again served as co-sponsor for the annual Family Health Fair/Cover the Uninsured event, held at the Stark County District Library on April 9th from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Free and open to the community, Mercy offered individuals and families various health screenings including blood pressure checks, dental screenings,…

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Mercy Brings FREE Bone Density/Low-Cost Blood Screenings to Alliance Community

Alliance, Ohio: Mercy Imaging of Alliance will offer FREE bone density and low-cost blood screenings on Wednesday, May 11th 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 Centers Offer Low-Cost Blood Screenings in May

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health Centers of North Canton, Lake, Jackson, Louisville and Plain will each be offering low-cost blood screenings in May. 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 to Present Program on Women and Heart Disease

Canton, Ohio: More women than men die of heart disease. In fact, coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the single leading cause of death for American women. Mercy Medical Center will present, “Heart Disease: What Every Women Should Know and Every Man Should Hear” on Wednesday, May 11th inside Mercy Hall Auditorium beginning…

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Community Invited to Healthcare Career Advising Expo

Canton, Ohio: Are you looking for an exciting career in healthcare? Mercy Medical Center invites the community to take part in the Healthcare Career Advising Expo on Saturday, May 21. Held from 12 noon until 2 p.m., this expo is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required. From laboratory technicians and physical…

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event in April

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., April 19, at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium. This marketing event will begin with a Medicare Advantage Plan overview by Terri Gursky, Mercy’s Medicare Specialist and Stark County OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program)…

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Mercy Medical Center Selling Raffle Tickets to NASCAR Race for Minority Scholarship Fund

Canton, Ohio: In an effort to raise funds for its Minority Scholarship Fund, Mercy will be raffling off (2) tickets to the June 17th NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The raffle ticket sales will kick-off on Tuesday, April 19th with the arrival of an official NASCAR pace car. The pace car, courtesy of…

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OPTIFAST® By Nestle Nutrition Names Mercy Weight Management Clinic of the Year

Canton, Ohio: OPTIFAST® by Nestle Nutrition awarded Mercy Weight Management Clinic of the Year on Thursday, March 31 at the Nestle OPTIFAST Marketing Conference in Chicago, IL. Mercy was selected among over 400 OPTIFAST clinics nationwide, 100 of which are hospital-based. Award winners were selected based on year over year growth of the program and…

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Mercy Medical Center is Collection Site for Prescription Take Back Initiative

Canton, Ohio: 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’s Office and Canton City Police Department to serve as a collection site for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) “Take-Back” Initiative on Saturday, April…

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