Mercy Is First In Region To Perform Total Ankle Replacement

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is the first hospital in a five-county area to offer total ankle replacement surgery, an innovative procedure that can help qualified patients with advanced ankle arthritis regain more natural ankle movement. Much like a total knee replacement, this surgery involves implanting a device designed to replicate the ankle’s normal range […]

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Mercy, Safe Kids Study On Home Hazards Published

Canton, Ohio: Carolyn B. Schooley, R.N., Mercy Medical Center, and Amanda R. Kelly, B.A., C.H.E.S., Safe Kids Stark County, recently completed a joint study on children’s ability to recognize home hazards. Their findings were published in the July – September 2008 edition of the Journal of Trauma Nursing. The article, "Home Hazards: Can Children Recognize […]

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Mercy Is First In Region To Implement Robotic Surgery

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently installed a state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System, making it the first hospital in Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties to offer robotic minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Today’s most advanced surgical platform, da Vinci takes MIS, or laparoscopic surgery, to new levels, offering excellent surgical outcomes in urology, gynecology, […]

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Mercy Holds Free Education Event On Stress And The Heart

Canton, Ohio: The Mercy Medical Center Heart Center will hold a free community education event and dinner on Tues., Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Meyer’s Lake Ballroom, 3218 Parkway St. N.W. in Canton. Entitled "Can Economic Stress Affect Your Heart (and What to Do About It)?," the program will feature Ahmed […]

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Mercy Dental Services To Hold Cornhole Tournament And Benefit

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Dental Services and Residency Program will hold its Harvest Cornhole Tournament and Benefit on Sat., Oct. 25, at North Park, located at the corner of Fulton Rd. and Wales Ave. in Jackson Township. Play begins at noon. The event – which includes door prizes, a DJ, food, a Chinese raffle […]

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Mercy Seeks Heart Failure Patients For ‘Dance For Life’ Pilot

Canton, Ohio: The Mercy Medical Center Heart Center is seeking individuals with heart failure for a new research trial called Dance for Life. This free pilot program is designed to improve the quality of life and exercise endurance of heart failure patients. Dance experience is not required. A professional dance instructor will guide participants while […]

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6 – 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton in the Sports Medicine Therapy Clinic, located at 6200 Whipple Avenue, NW. The cost of the Clinic is $20.00, and each coach attending will be able to apply […]

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Information Fairs In October

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center will sponsor Medicare Information Fairs that are free and open to the public on Tues., Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., and on Fri., Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. Both fairs – to be held in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium – will begin with a Medicare overview by Mercy’s […]

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Mercy To Offer Health Care Decisions Seminar

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center will offer free "Health Care Decisions" seminars on Tues., Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium in Canton; and on Wed., Oct. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the Mercy Health Center of Carroll County in Carrollton. Members of the Stark County Bar Association Elder Law […]

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Mercy Offers Free Mental Health Screenings

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Behavioral Health will offer free mental health screenings on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall auditorium. National Depression Screening Day® – held each year in October – began nearly two decades ago as a nationwide effort to screen individuals for the […]

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Mercy Grief Support Group Fall Sessions

Canton, Ohio: Loss through death is certainly a human experience, but the pain of grief is unlike any other pain. Mercy Grief Support Services is offering Seeds of Hope, a free bereavement support group to help members begin the journey towards healing and wholeness. Led by qualified and experienced grief facilitators, Seeds of Hope is […]

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Mercy Offers Free Skin Cancer And Oral Cancer Screenings

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer and oral cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of the disease. Skin cancer screenings will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton’s Work Health & Safety Services, located at 6200 Whipple Ave. N.W., North Canton. […]

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Mercy Sponsors October Career Advising Expo

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center, Coming Together Stark County and the Greater Stark County Urban League will sponsor the Career Advising Expo on Sat., Oct. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Southeast Community Center ("Peel" Coleman Center), 1400 Sherrick Rd. S.E. in Canton. The event is free and open to the public, and […]

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SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Hosts Open House

Canton, Ohio: Members of select AARP and Aetna Advantage Plans can now join Anthem and Humana enrollees in taking advantage of the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program at Mercy Health & Fitness Center. At no cost, eligible seniors can take advantage of the center’s equipment and classes to increase their strength, range of motion, balance and agility. […]

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Interfaith Prayer Service Will Mark Mercy’s Centennial

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center invites the community to celebrate the hospital’s 100th anniversary during an interfaith prayer service on Wed., Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in McKinley High School’s Umstattd Hall in Canton. The service will be followed by a reception for the whole family in the school’s cafeteria. Participants will join in prayer […]

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Centennial Harvest Ball To Celebrate 100 Years Of Community Support For Mercy

Canton, Ohio: In celebration of 100 years of community support for Mercy Medical Center, the Mercy Service League has themed its fundraising gala the Centennial Harvest Ball, to be held Sat., Oct. 18, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Proceeds from this exceptional, "no wallets required" event – known for its fine food and dancing […]

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Mercy Offers Free Diabetes Support Group

Mercy Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program is offering a free adult and pediatric diabetes support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Mercy Medical Center in the Ambulatory Care Center Auditorium. Guest speaker Arvind Y. Krishna, M.D., endocrinologist, will discuss ways patients can better manage diabetes in their daily lives. Diabetes, […]

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Mercy Health & Fitness Center Offers Cardio-Kickboxing

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health & Fitness Center offers Cardio-Kickboxing classes from 7 – 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22 – Monday, Oct. 13 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Avenue. Instructed by Dan Schoenberg, a second-degree black belt and Silver Medal winner at the 2002 USAKF International Competition, the class […]

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Mercy To Unveil Centennial Exhibit At Jülz

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center will unveil "One Mission, One Century" – an exhibit featuring historical photos, archival articles and memorabilia of its first 100 years – during a special reception in conjunction with the Mercy Service League on Fri., Sept. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Jülz by Alan Rodriguez, 220 Market […]

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Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings on Monday, Sept. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. at Mercy Cancer Center, located at 1320 Mercy Drive, NW, in Canton. Screenings are available for men 50 years of age and older who are not currently under the care of a urologist. African American men […]

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Fair In September

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center will sponsor a Medicare Fair that is free and open to the public on Tues., Sept. 2, in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium, Lower Level. Terri Gursky, Mercy’s Medicare advisor, will begin the event at 9 a.m. with a Medicare overview. The fair, which concludes at 11 a.m., will […]

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