MERCY MEDICAL CENTER SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION WITH GENERATION PINK™ GLOVES

Canton, Ohio: During the month of October, Mercy Medical Center will lend a pink covered hand to raising awareness and fighting breast cancer by wearing Medline Industries, Inc.’s new Generation Pink Exam Glove. Medline will donate $1.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for each case of gloves purchased during the month, which is national…

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Mercy Adult Diabetes Support Group To Hear From Diabetes Champion

Canton, Ohio: Roger Baird, an A1C Champion, will share his personal experiences living with diabetes and steps to live a healthier life at Mercy Medical Center’s Adult Diabetes Support Group to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Mercy Medical Center. A1C Champions are people with diabetes who share diabetes self-management and…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Hosts Coaches Clinic Nov. 12

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Mercy Sports Medicine located in Mercy Health Center of North Canton (6200 Whipple Ave. NW). The cost of the Clinic is $20, and each coach attending will be able to apply for the state…

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National Study Puts Mercy in Nation’s Top Five Percent for Coronary Intervention

Canton, Ohio: In its twelfth annual Hospital Quality in America study released today, HealthGrades – the nation’s leading independent health care ratings organization – finds Mercy Medical Center to be Among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for coronary intervention; One of the top 10 in Ohio for overall cardiac services; and Best in…

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Mercy Heart Center Program Focuses on Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Intervention and Robotic Surgery

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Heart Center is sponsoring a free community education program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at AA Executive Catering, Inc., located at 5211 West Tuscarawas St. in Canton. Guest speaker Amjad Iqbal, M.D., Mayo Clinic trained medical director of Mercy’s Satellite Cardiovascular Imaging Program, will discuss coronary artery disease;…

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Mercy Stroke Center is Again Awarded Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Stroke Center has again earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. This distinction – which was awarded to Mercy a second time following The Joint Commission’s recent, unannounced on-site review – demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to excellence in providing stroke care. Jim Williams,…

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Mercy School of Radiologic Technology Re-Accredited

Canton, Ohio: The School of Radiologic Technology at Mercy Medical Center recently received the maximum possible eight-year accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy,…

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event in October

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., Oct. 6, and Tues., Oct. 27, 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…

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Mercy Offers Free Depression Screenings

Canton, Ohio: Could you or someone you love be suffering from depression? Mercy Medical Center is offering free depression screenings from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the hospital, located at 1320 Mercy Drive in Canton. Appointments are required. National Depression Screening Day began 18 years ago as a nationwide effort to…

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Mercy Offers Free 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. 12 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W. Shield Wikas, D.O., dermatologist, will perform the…

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Mercy Boutique Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Canton, Ohio: In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mercy Boutique will offer special events in October. On-site prosthetic fittings will be available in a comfortable and private environment with representatives from Amoena on Friday, Oct. 9; American Breast Care (ABC) on Friday, Oct. 16; and Trulife on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Appointments are required…

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Mercy is Northeast Ohio’s First to Offer Hybrid Robotic Heart Surgery

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Heart Center is again helping pioneer minimally invasive heart surgery in Ohio and the nation. Members of the hospital’s medical staff recently performed Northeast Ohio’s first hybrid revascularization, which combines the da Vinci® robotic single-vessel small thoracotomy (SVST) procedure with angioplasty. The hybrid offers patients the best of both procedures,…

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Mercy Radiology Awarded Three-Year Reaccreditation in MRI

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Radiology was recently awarded another three-year term of accreditation in MRI as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and…

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Mercy Service League To Present 2009 Harvest Ball

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Service League will present its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct., 17 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Proceeds from the gala themed, “I’ll Take Manhattan,” will help fund the renovation and expansion of Mercy Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Major sponsors of Harvest Ball 2009 are: The Hoover Foundation as “The Big…

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Mercy Invites Community To Learn More About Robotic Assisted Surgery And Heart Care

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is offering free educational programs for the community to learn more about robotic assisted surgery and Mercy Heart Center’s commitment to complete heart care. If you or someone you love is in need of surgery, come learn more about robotic minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at a free community event to…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Youth Conditioning Open House

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine offers three new youth conditioning programs to its sports enhancement training. Parents and their children are invited to a free open house to be held from 5–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Your child can participate in a free…

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Mercy to Expand Services at Health Center in Louisville

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently announced plans to expand its services at Mercy Health Center of Louisville, located at 1302 West Main Street in Louisville. Construction at the facility will begin this month and is expected to finish by the end of the year. Mercy is investing more than $360,000 in the purchase of…

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event in September

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

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Mercy Support Group To Focus On Role Of Alert Service Dogs For Children With Diabetes

Canton, Ohio: “Understanding Diabetes and the Role of an Alert Service Dog” is the topic of Mercy Medical Center’s pediatric diabetes support group to be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Mercy Medical Center’s Ambulatory Care Center Auditorium. Diabetes alert service dogs are trained to identify the onset of hypoglycemia…

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Mercy Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Canton, OH: Mercy Medical Center Hospice is seeking office assistant, fundraising, respite, and “11th hour” volunteers. A project coordinator for fundraising events will assist Mercy Hospice staff with fundraising efforts, which raise money for patients and their families. Respite volunteers sit with a patient giving caregivers a temporary break from their caregiving responsibilities, and 11th…

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Mercy Earns ENERGY STAR Designation

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently earned the ENERGY STAR designation – the national mark of excellence in energy performance – from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s joint program. Mercy is one of only two hospitals in Ohio and 87 nationwide to be awarded this distinction. With an overall…

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