Mercy Unveils Latest Technology For Pancreas And Bile Duct Stone Treatment, Tissue Samples

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently unveiled state-of-the-art, minimally invasive technology that helps physicians more accurately diagnose and treat gallstones and other obstructions – as well as obtain conclusive biopsies – in bile and pancreatic ducts without surgery. Called SpyGlass® Direct Visualization, this system is the first of its kind in Stark and Summit Counties….

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic May 30

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 8 a .m. – noon. on Saturday, May 30 at Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall Amphitheater. The cost of the Clinic is $20, and each coach attending will be able to apply for the state permit upon completion of the clinic. Approved by the…

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Mercy Pastoral Care Seeks Eucharistic Ministers

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department seeks Eucharistic Ministers–lay people who bring Holy Communion to patients who wish to receive the sacrament while in the hospital. A volunteer application process is required, and volunteers must be trained by their parish and commissioned by the Diocese. Currently, various shifts are available. Mercy Medical Center…

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Mercy Green Team Gears Up For Expanded Recycling

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center’s “Green Team” is taking its first steps toward what will eventually be a robust, hospital-wide recycling program. Currently Mercy recycles cardboard, fluorescent bulbs and laboratory chemicals. In collaboration with Mercy’s waste collector, Republic Services Inc., the team plans to add white copy paper recycling this summer. The hospital uses 142…

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Mercy Appoints Dr. Hudak As New Medical Director of Sports Medicine

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center welcomes Mark J. Hudak, M.D., as medical director of Mercy Sports Medicine. Board certified in family practice with a certificate of added qualifications in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Hudak has a special interest in injury prevention, treatment of sport-related orthopaedic and medical conditions, and teaching athletic training and medical students….

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., May 5, 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 Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of the disease. Skin cancer screenings will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W., North Canton. Your skin is the largest organ in your…

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Mercy Advances Patient Safety

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently began rolling out an electronic medication administration record (EMAR) and the area’s first wireless patient and medication bar-coding system. Together with Mercy’s now exclusive use of intravenous (IV) infusion “smart pumps,” these technologies work in tandem to take patient safety and bedside medication verification to an even higher level….

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Cardiac Testing and PT Opening at Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center brought health care services closer to home for residents of Tuscarawas County with the January opening of Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County. The new facility – located within Lewis Center Regional Medical Park in New Philadelphia – offers quality, convenient health care services, including Mercy STATCARE Immediate Care Center,…

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Mercy Medical Center Honors Volunteers With President’s

Canton, Ohio – Mercy Medical Center recently announced it awarded four volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated…

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Mercy Sponsors Voices of Recovery At First Ladies’ Library

Canton, Ohio: In honor of Betty Ford Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day, Mercy Medical Center is sponsoring Voices of Recovery, a special enactment of the stories of women who seek drug and alcohol recovery, on Tues., April 14, at 1 p.m. at the National First Ladies’ Library Education and Research Center, located at 205 S….

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event In April

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., April 7, 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 Receives Commission On Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

Canton, Ohio: The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) recently awarded Mercy Medical Center Cancer Center a 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Mercy is the only area hospital – and one of just 95 facilities nationwide – to earn the award, along with the CoC’s three-year re-accreditation with commendation….

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Free 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 Earns American Stroke Association’s Silver Award

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM – Stroke (GWTG – Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award, recognizing that the hospital continually provides stroke treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. With stroke, time lost is brain lost, and GWTG – Stroke Silver addresses the important element…

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Mercy Offers “Women’s Night Out” To Focus On High-Tech Hysterectomies

Canton, Ohio: For women facing a decision about hysterectomy, Mercy Medical Center is sponsoring Women’s Night Out to share information about the latest breakthrough approach to hysterectomy at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 in Mercy’s Surgery Center lobby. Guest speaker Albert Domingo, M.D., OB/GYN, will discuss a robotic hysterectomy using the da Vinci Surgical…

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Mercy Offers AAA Mature Drivers Class and AAA CarFit

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center’s Driver Rehabilitation Program is offering AAA Mature Drivers Class and AAA CarFit to help driver’s compensate for physical changes and drive defensively in today’s busy environment. AAA Mature Drivers Class It’s easy to take your ability to drive for granted, especially if you’ve been in the driver’s seat for years….

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Mercy Cancer Center Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings on Monday, April 6 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 Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic March 14

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 8 a.m. – noon. on Saturday, March 14 at Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall Auditorium. The cost of the Clinic is $20, and each coach attending will be able to apply for the state permit upon completion of the clinic. Approved by the Ohio…

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Mercy Offers Free Diabetes Health & Equipment Fair

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program is offering its eighth annual Diabetes Health & Equipment Fair from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall Auditorium. Free to the community, the fair will feature exhibitors with product samples and educational materials; blood pressure checks; neuropathy, blood sugar and…

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Mercy Appoints Aqeel Sandhu, M.D., Medical Director Of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently appointed Aqeel A. Sandhu, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Sandhu is a Harvard-trained Cardiothoracic Surgeon whose post doctoral training included the honor of serving Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. After serving at the Royal Brompton Hospital, the leading Cardiovascular surgical…

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