North Canton Resident, Lisa Frock, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to North Canton resident, Lisa Frock, RN, Mercy Cardiac Rehab, for being named one of Mercy Medical Center’s recent Star Performer employees.  The Star Performer program is the hospital’s employee recognition and rewards program.  Hospital employees, volunteers and staff are nominated each month for demonstrating outstanding performance, being a team player, going “above and…

Mercy Nurse Elected to Leadership Role for Forensic Nursing Association

The Ohio Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses has voted Mercy Medical Center employee, Sarah Schemmel, RN, A-SANE trained, P-SANE trained, as president-elect of the organization. This three-year commitment includes her learning the role of the presidency (2018) serving the role of presidency (2019) and training the next president (2020).  Schemmel serves as…

Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership Honors Mercy with 2017 Promising Practice Award for Older Adult Fall Prevention Program

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership’s (OIPP) 2017 Promising Practice Award for the hospital’s grant-funded Older Adult Fall Prevention Program, led by Mercy Emergency Services. The award was presented earlier this month to Mercy’s Andy Bolgiano, RN, paramedic / EMS outreach coordinator, and Joyce Himebaugh, trauma program…

Mercy Medical Center Offers Free “Stop the Bleed” Classes to the Community

We all know the importance of learning CPR to be prepared in case of an emergency situation. But do you know how to stop massive bleeding? A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Mercy Trauma Services is participating in a national initiative of the American College of Surgeons and…

Stop the Bleed Course in Canton Ohio
Mercy Receives 9th Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Hospital is one of only four in the U.S. to earn award nine years in a row Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center was recently awarded the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for the 9th consecutive year – one of only four hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation….

Mercy Canton Receives 9th Consecutive Energy Star Award in 2017
Rotary Club of Canton and Mercy Medical Center Invite Community to Health Screen & Wellness Fair November 18

The Rotary Club of Canton and Mercy Medical Center have partnered to bring very low-cost health screenings to the Stark County community. On Saturday, November 18, the Health Screen & Wellness Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall Auditorium, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton. Mercy Hall is located…

Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County to Hold Free Community Education Program Nov. 15

TOPIC: ‘Improving Mobility at Any Age’ will focus on new techniques for back pain and prevention of future injuries | CONTACT:   Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County will hold a FREE community education program, Improving Mobility at Any Age, on Wednesday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. The facility is located at 1031 W. High Ave., New Philadelphia.   This special…

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Mercy Dental Services Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

On November 3, Mercy Medical Center hosted a reception and open house to celebrate 10 years of providing accessible dental care for the general public, including the uninsured and underinsured, and offering a superior dental residency education program. Hospital administration and board members, Mercy Dental Services clinical directors, Mayor Thomas Bernabei, City of Canton, members…

Mercy Dental Services 10 Year Anniversary 2017
Mercy Service League’s 2017 Harvest Ball Raises Funds to Benefit Mercy’s Safe Caring Initiative

Mercy Service League held its 2017 Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center Auditorium. Mercy Medical Staff president, Ronald Crock, M.D., and Stark County sheriff, George Maier, served as honorary Harvest Ball chairs and Barbara Frustaci and Kathleen Prasnal served as Mercy Service League event co-chairs. The event raised over $240,000, withproceeds benefitting…

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Mercy Medical Center to Hold Free Caregiver Retreat November 4

TOPIC: Caring for the Caregiver is being held in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month | CONTACT: Mercy Medical Center will hold a FREE Caregiver Retreat, Caring for the Caregiver, on Saturday, November 4, 8 a.m. until 12 noon in the Community Room at Mercy Health Center of Jackson, 7337 Caritas Circle NW, Massillon.   This special event will include breakfast…

Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Excellence with American College of Cardiology Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation

TOPIC: Mercy provides necessary care, resources to cath lab patients | CONTACT:   The American College of Cardiology has recognized Mercy Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to a cardiac cath lab for care. Mercy was awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation in August based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate,…

Mercy Development Foundation Honors Rhonda and Perry Griffin with St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service

Canton, Ohio: During its recent Founders Day Donor Recognition event, Mercy Development Foundation awarded grateful patient Rhonda Griffin and her husband Perry its highest honor – the St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision has impacted and helped transform Mercy Medical Center. Since 2009, the Griffins’ fundraiser…

Mercy Medical Center Offers Free Oral Cancer Screenings Oct. 3

Mercy Cancer Center is offering free oral cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of disease.    Oral cancer screenings will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3 at Mercy Dental Services (on the second floor of the Surgery Center/Cancer Center building). Dental professionals will visually examine the soft…

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Mercy Medical Center Honors Local EMS

Mercy Medical Center recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner for local emergency medical squads (EMS). More than 300 were in attendance for the event.  The guest speaker was Robbie Meek, CCEMT-P, PNCCT-P, CICP, NRP, NCEE, program director, Air Evac Lifeteam, out of Williamstown, KY. Meek addressed the crowd with a presentation entitled, “How to Critically Think…

Mercy Service League Invites Community to Fundraising “Party” Aug 28

Mercy Service League will hold its annual fundraising party, Celebrity Bartending Night, to benefit the Mercy Safe Caring Initiative on Monday, August 28 at Ninety One Wood Fired Oven in Jackson Township (5570 Fulton Drive). From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the community is invited to join Mercy Service League as it raises money for…

Mercy Medical Center Names Interim President & CEO

Mercy Medical Center has announced the appointment of Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, as interim CEO. He will join Mercy Medical Center on July 24. His appointment will allow a smooth transition of leadership following the recent announcement of president and CEO Thomas E. Cecconi’s retirement plans at the end of this year. Cecconi will remain…

Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, Mercy Medical Center, 2017
Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate’s draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).  The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact…

Mercy Service League’s 2017 Harvest Ball to Benefit Mercy Safe Caring Initiative—AvaSure Telesitter

Stark County, Ohio: Mercy Service League will hold its 2017 Harvest Ball on Saturday, October 21, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Ronald D. Crock, MD, president of the Mercy Medical Staff, and George T. Maier, Stark County Sheriff, will serve as honorary event co-chairs. Proceeds raised at this highly anticipated event will benefit the…

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Mercy Medical Center President and CEO, Thomas E. Cecconi, Announces December Retirement

Canton, OH: Thomas E. Cecconi, President and CEO, announced today his plan to begin steps to retirement from Mercy Medical Center, effective December 31, 2017.  Cecconi has held this position since April 2003, and also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2002 to April 2003. Prior to joining Mercy, he was…

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Mercy Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent…

Mercy Heart Center Receives Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award

Mercy Heart Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams follow…