Mercy Medical Center Helps Massillon Woman Regain Her Sight

  Stark County, Ohio: For more than a year, cataracts affected the vision and quality of life of Massillon resident Kathryn Evans, who could not afford restorative surgery. But, thanks to Mission Cataract USA and its local team that includes Sanjeev Dewan, M.D., Stark County Anesthesia and Mercy Medical Center, Evans is once again able…

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Mercy Service League Awards $189,000 To Hospital Programs

Canton, Ohio: During its annual banquet, Mercy Service League presented members of the hospital’s medical staff and administration with checks totaling $189,000 raised from their 2009-2010 fundraising efforts including the 2009 Harvest Ball and Harvest Raffle, The Repository’s 2009 Charity Festival of Trees, Spring and Fall Treasures, and Strike, Spare & Care Bowling events. A…

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Know Your Number July 2010

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health Centers of Lake, Jackson, North Canton, Louisville 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 25

  Carrollton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Carroll County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, June 25, 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 Hosts Sport Performance Open House On June 26

  North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine is hosting a Sport Performance Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W. All ages are welcome. Meet Mercy Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers, Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified adult and junior…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers FREE Women’s Health Program

  Canton, Ohio: Traditional hysterectomy and other traditional gynecologic surgeries can often come with significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. Join Daniel Cain, D.O., OB/Gyn, and Mercy Service Line Manager of Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery, Elizabeth Schuring, as they present, “Is Robotic Surgery an Option for you?”,…

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Mercy Sponsors FREE Medicare Options Event in June

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., June 15, 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…

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Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County offers low-cost blood screenings June 11

  New Philadelphia, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Tuscarawas County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, June 11 from 7 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 sugar) for $2, and lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL…

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Mercy Annual Health Run For The Entire Family

North Canton, Ohio: Over 250 adults and children participated in the annual Mercy Health Run Classic on Saturday, May 22. A free kids fun-run kicked off the event before runners began a new 5K course with the start and finish at Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Canton residents Greg Howard, 27, and Christina Oprean,…

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Mercy Awards Minority Scholarships

  Canton, Ohio:  Three 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 Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon and Annual Meeting held on May 24th at the Southeast Community Center. Lorraine…

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Mercy Awards Five Nursing Excellence Awards for 2010

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is proud to announce the recipients of the Clinical Excellence Award, which include Emily Bartlett, R.N., Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.), Tim Griffiths, R.N., Cardiovascular Surgical Care Unit (CV-SCU), Susan Heskett, R.N., adult/pediatrics, Katie Walker, R.N., surgical unit and Andrea Ferriell, R.N., medical unit. These nurses have been selected for their…

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Mercy Medical Center Partners With Canton City Schools To Help GED Students Find Career Path

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center partners with Canton City Schools to offer adult learners in their GED program a six-week, shadowing program at the hospital. Named Pathfinders, students tour Mercy Medical Center and–based on their individual areas of interest–shadow Mercy employees in departments such as surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation, ultrasound, mammography, dietary, registration, dental…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers High School Athletes Summer Training Program

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine is offering athletes entering the ninth grade and up an opportunity to improve their skills this summer and prepare for the next season. Purchase a summer performance pass for $100, and choose 10, two-hour training sessions with Mercy athletic trainers. That’s just $10 per session. Athletic trainers will be…

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Local Stroke Survivors Find Ways to Help Others

  Stark County, Ohio:  Stroke affects more than 750,000 Americans each year. These “brain attacks” can leave lasting physical and behavioral changes and even affect a person’s ability to communicate and swallow. Stark County is certainly not exempt from these statistics. Two local residents, Fay Strong of Louisville, Tammy (Davies) Guildoo, formerly of Alliance and John and Nancy…

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Mercy 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…

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Know Your Numbers – Carrollton, May 2010

  Carrollton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Carroll County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, May 28, 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 Health Run Set For May 22

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 Saturday, May 22. This 5K road-race will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the start and finish at Mercy Health Center of…

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Impact of a Concussion

Canton, Ohio: New research highlighting the dangers for athletes suffering concussions has heightened awareness about the short and potentially long-term affects associated with these brain injuries. So much so, that recently, the Ohio High School Athletic Association adopted a rule change recommended by the National Federation of State High School Association for the 2010 high…

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Mercy 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.  …

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Mercy Cancer Center Hosts FREE Skin Cancer Screenings

  NORTH CANTON, OHIO – Mercy Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screenings at Mercy Health Center of North Canton on May 26.   Skin Cancer Screening Your skin is the largest organ in your body.  Cancer of the skin is the most common of all cancers.  An unusual sore, lump, blemish, marking or…

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Mercy Offers Program on Fibromyalgia

  New Philadelphia, Ohio: Did you know that Fibromyalgia affects more than 10 million Americans? Although Fibromyalgia is the most common arthritis related illness after osteoarthritis, it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Presented by Arsal Ahmad, M.D., specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, “Fibromyalgia: What is it?” will be held on Wednesday, May 26th at 6 p.m. Held…

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