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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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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