Mercy Medical Center Introduces Balloon Sinuplasty™

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center now offers Balloon Sinuplasty™, a minimally invasive, outpatient surgical treatment for blocked sinuses. This endoscopic, catheter-based technology may be an option for eligible patients diagnosed with chronic sinusitis.   Benefits of this minimally invasive surgery may include: ·        Safe, effective, gentle opening of blocked sinuses. ·        Reduced bleeding. ·       …

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Know Your Numbers

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center of Carroll County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, January 22 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 Offers Educational Program on Robotic Surgery

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is giving the community a chance to learn more about minimally invasive Robotic Surgery and meet this area’s most experienced team on Tuesday, January 19 at 6 pm.   Held inside the Mercy Surgery Center Atrium (lower level), this panel presentation will feature Mercy Robotic Surgeons: Albert T. Domingo,…

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Medicare Options

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium.   This marketing event will begin with a Medicare overview by Mercy’s Medicare counselor Terri Gursky. Guests may also compare the cost, coverage and convenience of…

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Mercy to Offer Free Education Program on Health & Wellness

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center will present A Healthier You in 2010, a free community education program, on Wed., Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. inside Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County, 1031 West High Ave., in New Philadelphia.   The featured speaker will be L. Bruce Hensley, D.O., Medical Director of Mercy’s Work, Health…

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Mercy to Offer Free Education Program on Unconscious Mind

  Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Behavioral Health will present A New Theory of the Unconscious Mind, a free community education program on Tues., Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercy Hall Amphitheater.   The featured speaker will be John A. Nadas, M.D., a psychiatrist at Mercy Medical Center who has developed a new…

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Volunteer Services Open House

Canton, Ohio: Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Mercy Medical Center at an open house to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served, and volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer questions. Free parking is available…

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SISTERS OF CHARITY HEALTH SYSTEM RETURNS TO SOLE OWNER OF MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

CANTON—(January 4, 2010)—The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and University Hospitals (UH) today announced the finalization of an agreement to restructure the two joint ventures that originated in 1999.   This transaction was completed on December 31, 2009. In March 2009, both health systems acknowledged the need to change the joint ventures to better serve…

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Mercy Weight Management Opens OPTIFAST® Clinic

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Weight Management has opened an OPTIFAST Clinic at Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Developed in 1974 to treat obesity in a healthy and effective way, OPTIFAST is a weight-management program that combines lifestyle education and medical monitoring with a meal replacement plan. Under the medical direction of L. Bruce Hensley,…

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Mercy Health & Fitness Center Waives $100 Fitness Assessment Fee

North Canton, Ohio: Join Mercy Health & Fitness Center, as a new member, between January 1 and March 31, 2010, and the Center will waive the $100 fitness assessment fee. Discount applies to new one-year memberships only. During the fitness assessment, a professional staff member checks the member’s cardiorespiratory status, body composition and coronary risk…

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Mercy Stroke Center Earns Gold Plus Achievement Award

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Stroke Center recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award, recognizing that the hospital continues to provide stroke treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. To receive the Gold Achievement Award, Mercy achieved: • An 85 percent or…

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Mercy Health & Fitness Center Offers Pilates, Yoga, SilverSneakers® and Dance Classes

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health & Fitness Center, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., NW, offers classes for adults of all fitness levels and ages. Extending the benefits of physical fitness to non-traditional exercisers–including people with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease and other chronic conditions–the center’s experienced staff offers a variety of exercise classes. For…

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Mercy Grief Support Group To Meet Jan. 5 – Feb. 23

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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FUNdamental Movement Class Puts the FUN in Youth Sports Training

North Canton, Ohio: Developing the proper fundamental movement skills, especially at a young age, provides a strong foundation for sport specific skills in the future. By breaking down sport skills into fundamental movement activities, athletes can develop a better foundation for their sport and improve speed, agility, quickness, balance and power while preventing common injuries….

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers “Learn to Lift: A Youth Sports Conditioning Clinic” Dec. 17

North Canton, Ohio: Learning proper weight-lifting techniques is important for young athletes to develop good training habits and avoid injury. Mercy Sports Medicine is offering “Learn to Lift: A Youth Sports Conditioning Clinic” for individuals ages 10 to 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Mercy Sports Medicine, located at 6200…

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Thomson Reuters Names Mercy One of Nation’s 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center was just named as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters’ 11th annual study — 100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks — analyzed the clinical outcomes of 971 U.S. hospitals for patients diagnosed with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who…

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Mercy Heart Center to Present Talk On Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Intervention and Robotic Surgery

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Heart Center is sponsoring a free dinner and community education program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Tuscarawas County Senior Center, located at 425 Prospect St. In Dover. Guest speaker Amjad Iqbal, M.D., medical director of Mercy’s Satellite Cardiovascular Imaging Program, will discuss coronary artery disease; Ahmed Sabe,…

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Heart Failure And Women And Heart Disease

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Heart Center is sponsoring a free community education program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom, located at 3218 Parkway St., NW, Canton. Guest speaker Todd L. Johnson, M.D., cardiologist at Mercy Medical Center, will discuss heart failure. Ahmed Sabe, M.D., medical director of Mercy Heart…

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event in November 2009

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. and Tues., Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium. This marketing event will begin with a Medicare overview by Mercy’s Medicare counselor Terri Gursky. Guests may also compare the…

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Are You At Risk For Venous Disease Or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Vascular Center is sponsoring a free community education program titled “Venous Disease and DVT” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Mercy Hall Auditorium. Mercy vascular surgeon Jeffrey Prem, M.D., will discuss risk factors and the importance of detection and early treatment. In collaboration with the American Venous Forum, Mercy Vascular…

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Mercy Medical Center Seeking Volunteer Groups

Canton, Ohio: Are you part of a group, club or organization looking for a volunteer opportunity? Mercy Medical Center Volunteer Services invites interested groups to attend an informational meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium to learn more about ways you can serve hospital patients, visitors and their…

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