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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Mercy Medical Center is Seeking Gift Shop, Information Desk and Patient Transport Volunteers

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center’s Volunteer Department is currently seeking individuals to serve the Mercy Gift Shop, lobby information desks and as patient transporters. Gift shop responsibilities include assisting with telephone orders, stocking merchandise, using a cash register and assisting customers. Volunteer service hours are flexible, and a meal benefit is provided. Information desk volunteers…

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Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center Achieves CARF Reaccreditation

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Regional Rehabilitation Center recently achieved a three-year reaccreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). This designation – the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization – confirms the rehabilitation center’s continued commitment to therapeutic excellence.   To earn CARF reaccreditation, Mercy completed a rigorous…

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Mercy Boutique Partners With Stark MRDD, TWI To Promote Local Artists

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Boutique, in partnership with Stark County Board of MRDD and The Workshops Inc. (TWI), now offers a line of handcrafted gift items made by local TWI artists. This partnership is the first of its kind between a local gift shop and TWI, which employs individuals age 22 and older with…

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Hair Salon to Offer Haircuts for Hospice Fundraising Event

Canton, Ohio: Reflections Artistic Salon, Inc., located at 4938 Everhard Rd. in Canton, is offering $12 haircuts for men, women and children from 3–7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31 with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit Mercy Hospice. Salon owner Peggy Rushe is a Mercy Hospice volunteer and said her staff is volunteering their…

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Mercy Offers Grief Support Group

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 Health & Fitness Center Offers Exercise 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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Dance for Fitness

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health & Fitness Center is offering a new class for seniors this fall. Incorporating different styles of dance, instructor Jack Wadsworth will teach a variety of steps while helping you increase your fitness level. The class will be held from 10–11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at…

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PeacePartners Select Mercy’s Camp Akwaba As Showcase Site

PeacePartners Inc. selected Mercy Medical Center Mission Outreach’s Camp Akwaba, now in its 14th year of operation, as a showcase site for its PeaceBuilders program, a well-known violence prevention and character education youth course approved for the federally funded Safe and Drug-Free Schools Act.     Representatives from PeacePartners – as well as interested school…

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Mercy Makes Ongoing Investments In Employee Wellness

Canton, Ohio: To promote good health and wellbeing among its employees, Mercy Medical Center continues to expand its vibrant, ongoing program of free and low-cost employee wellness initiatives.   From regular screenings and seminars on hot health topics to exercise classes and motivational weight-loss challenges, the award-winning Mercy Wellness Program has helped hundreds of employees…

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Mercy Unveils State-Of-The-Art Intensive Care Unit

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center unveiled its new 24-unit, family-focused Mercy Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.) during a dedication and blessing ceremony on Fri., June 12. Located behind Mercy Surgery Center, the state-of-the-art facility will allow the hospital’s multidisciplinary medical team to provide advanced care for the critically ill and injured and their families in a…

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Mercy Offers Tea And Conversation With Author Josie Sethi

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Breast Care Center and Mercy Boutique are sponsoring “Second Chances: Life After Cancer” – a free program that includes tea and conversation with television and radio broadcaster, author and breast cancer survivor Josephine Carruso Sethi – on Thurs., June 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Following her battle with…

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Mercy Offers Grief Support

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 Sponsors Free Education Event On Robotic Prostatectomy

Mercy Medical Center will sponsor a free community education event about robotic surgery prostatectomy on Mon., June 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium in Canton. Steven E. Ochs, M.D., Mercy urologist, will discuss the benefits of a prostatectomy with minimally invasive, robotic surgery, including: · Faster recovery and a shorter…

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Mercy Honors Five Nurses For Exceptional Care

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently recognized National Nurses Week by honoring five of its nurses for their clinical excellence and compassionate care. The 2009 Nursing Excellence Award winners were Sarah Carper, R.N., Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center; Mindy Miller, R.N., coronary care unit; Jean Sprankle, R.N., PEAT (Patient Education and Testing); Susan Wendling, R.N., Mercy…

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Mercy Chest Pain Center Is First In NE Ohio To Earn SCPC’s Cycle III Accreditation

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Emergency Chest Pain Center (ECPC) is the first in northeast Ohio – and one of only two hospitals in Ohio and 10 in the nation – to receive a full, three-year Cycle III accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary interventions), or angioplasty, from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). This…

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