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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Mercy Homecare Again Named to HomeCare Elite

Canton, Ohio: For the second year in row, Mercy Medical Center Homecare has been named among the best-performing home health care agencies in the U.S., placing it in the nation’s top 25 percent. The 2008 HomeCare Elite list, compiled by OCS Inc., a leading post-acute healthcare information company, ranks the most successful Medicare-certified home health…

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Mercy Installs Pet/CT Diagnostic Imaging System Onsite

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center was the first in the area to offer PET/CT scans via mobile service and now is the only facility between Cleveland and Columbus to offer PET/CT scans daily and on site. With the acquisition of a Philips GEMINI TruFlight (TF) PET/CT system, patients have rapid access to onsite testing so…

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Mercy Offers Free Smoking Cessation, Pulmonary Rehab Classes

Canton, Ohio: Think you’re too old to quit smoking? Think again. Studies show that even smokers who quit after age 70 boost their chances of living longer, healthier lives. Mercy Medical Center’s Smoking Cessation Program can help you quit at any age and reduce your risk of heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Mercy offers…

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Mercy Is First In Ohio – Second In Nation – To Be Designated An Accredited Heart Failure Institute

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is the first hospital in Ohio and the second in the nation to be named an accredited Heart Failure Institute by the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium brings quality and process improvement to the care of heart failure patients in the community and hospitals by using improvement-based continuous…

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Mercy Health & Fitness Center Offers Three Months Free

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health & Fitness Center is offering a promotion to help you start and keep your New Year’s resolution to better your health this year. Buy a three-month membership at Mercy Health & Fitness Center and get the next three months free! To qualify, memberships must begin prior to Monday, Feb. 16, and…

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Annual Physicians’ Seminar Focuses on Spirituality

NORTH CANTON, OHIO – The 29th Loyola Physicians’ Seminar will host its annual program for physicians, their spouses, and pastoral care associates, which focuses on patient care and spirituality on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Walsh University’s Barrett Business Center, located at 2020 East Maple St., North Canton. Breakfast and registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Cancer Patients Highly Advanced Radiation Treatments

Canton, Ohio: A leader in innovative cancer care, Mercy Cancer Center has become one of only five sites in Ohio to acquire TomoTherapy – a highly advanced cancer treatment system. A first-of-its-kind radiation therapy solution, TomoTherapy combines an intensity-modulated radiotherapy device with a 3D CT scanner that allows physicians to visualize a tumor and apply…

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Mercy 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 Athletic Trainer Appointed To USA Track & Field Medical Staff

Canton, Ohio: Chris Watson, one of Mercy’s certified athletic trainers and the head athletic trainer at Malone University, was recently appointed to the USA Track & Field (USTAF) medical staff for the upcoming International Chiba Ekiden, slated for Nov. 23 in Chiba, Japan.  Last year Watson assisted the USTAF during the Pan American Junior Championships…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers TPI Golf Fitness Program

North Canton, Ohio: With winter quickly approaching, don’t hibernate and take a vacation from exercise. Use this time to improve your swing before spring. Mercy Sports Medicine offers the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), a golf fitness program based on an accumulation of research and findings. Mercy’s TPI certified golf fitness instructors help participants identify and…

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Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event In November 2008

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium. Both sessions of this marketing event will begin with a Medicare overview by Mercy’s Medicare counselor Terri Gursky….

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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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