Mercy Medical Center Names Pike New Vice President

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center announced that Jeff Pike, MHA, R.N., has been appointed to the Mercy team as new vice president of Physician Relations, Business Development and Strategy. Pike comes to Mercy from the Cleveland Clinic: Akron General Campus where he was vice president of their Physician Partners Group and Operations. “We are pleased…

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Thomas Strauss to lead Sisters of Charity Health System

CLEVELAND – Thomas J. Strauss has been selected as the new president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Headquartered in Cleveland, the health system includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grantmaking foundations addressing the root causes of poverty, and five outreach organizations in Ohio and South Carolina. “The Sisters…

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Mercy Service League Invites Community to Souper Bowl Fundraising Event on January 29

Mercy Service League will host its annual soup tasting fundraising event, “Souper Bowl” on Sunday, January 29th, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom, 3218 Parkway St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708. Tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited soup tastings and dessert.  The event also features a cash bar, gift certificate…

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CuddleCot Donation Gives Parents Suffering Infant Loss More Time to Grieve

Local nonprofit organizations, Ashlie’s Embrace and God’s Tiny Angels, donated a CuddleCot™ system to Mercy Medical Center on December 22. The cooling system allows parents and families more time to say goodbye in the event of stillbirth or neonatal loss. Erin and Anthony Maroon, founders of Ashlie’s Embrace, lost their daughter when she was stillborn…

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Canal Fulton Resident, Beth Holland, Honored As Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Canal Fulton resident, Beth Holland, surgical first assistant specialist, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s October 2016 Star Performer employee.  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 beyond”, being…

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Mercy Receives 8th Healthy Worksite Award

Canton, Ohio: The Healthy Ohio Business Council (HOBC) will recognize Mercy Medical Center among 87 other large Ohio employers for healthy worksite practices during its 13th annual Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Awards ceremony. Mercy is to receive a silver-level award. These awards are given to Ohio employers that, like Mercy, have demonstrated an ongoing commitment…

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Mercy Receives 8th Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Mercy Medical Center was recently awarded the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for the 8th consecutive year – one of only four hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation. Each year the hospital’s main campus, a facility of one million square feet that’s a blend of old and…

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Mercy Receives Heart Failure Reacceditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Heart Center received full heart failure reaccreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) recently. Heart Failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Approximately 5 million adult Americans have heart failure and that number is rapidly increasing as our population ages. In…

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Mercy Service League’s 2016 Harvest Ball Raises Funds to Benefit The Mercy Facility Transformation Project

Mercy Service League held its 2016 Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 15th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center Auditorium. Mercy Medical Staff president, Aida Safar, M.D., served as honorary medical staff chair, and Julie Gill and Kathleen Prasnal served as Mercy Service League co-chairs. The event raised over $250,000, with proceeds benefitting the Mercy Facility Transformation Project. Themed “Black…

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Paris Resident, Carla Scott, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Congratulations to Paris resident, Carla Scott, registrar at Mercy Primary Care-Middlebranch, for being named Mercy Medical Center’s August 2016 Star Performer employee.  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 beyond”,…

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Mercy Cardiac, Pulmonary Rehab Awarded AACVPR Recertification

Canton, Ohio: The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) again certified Mercy Cardiac Rehabilitation and Mercy Pulmonary Rehabilitation. After undergoing the AACVPR’s rigorous review of policies, practices, and outcomes recently, Mercy was awarded recertification for its results in improving patient quality of life through high standards of care. In 2007, Mercy was the…

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Mercy Receives Over $920,000 Grant for Program to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Mercy Medical Center is a recipient of the 2017 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant award in the amount of $920,435.76 from the Crime Victims Section of the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. This amount is in addition to Mercy’s 2016 VOCA grant of $413,392. These funds will allow for Mercy Medical Center’s…

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Mercy Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings Oct. 17, 2016

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, October 17th inside Mercy Health Center of North Canton.  Shield M. Wikas, D.O. will perform the screenings.  Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in…

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Mercy Development Foundation Honors Randolph Snow with St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service

During its recent Founders Day Donor Recognition event, Mercy Development Foundation awarded Randolph L. Snow its highest honor – the St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service. This award recognizes an individual whose leadership and vision has impacted and helped transform Mercy Medical Center. A local attorney and community advocate, Snow is a dedicated servant leader…

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Mercy Medical Center Hosting FREE Medicare Events in October

Mercy Medical Center is hosting several FREE Medicare events throughout the month of October. For more information, or to register for the below programs, please call Mercy Senior Friends office at 330-489-1215. Medicare Information 101 Thursday, October 6th (2 p.m. and 6 p.m.) Mercy Hall Auditorium The Ohio Department of Insurance, OSHIIP Division and Mercy…

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Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic October 18

Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Mercy Health Center of North Canton, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W. 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….

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Mercy Cancer Center is offering free oral cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of disease. Oral cancer screenings will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4 at Mercy Dental Services (on the second floor of the Surgery Center/Cancer Center building).  Dental Professionals will visually examine the soft tissues…

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Mercy’s Valentino Awarded University of Mount Union’s Physician Assistant Program Preceptor of the Year

University of Mount Union Physician Assistant Studies Program awards Mercy Medical Center’s Mike Valentino, PA-C, Preceptor of the Year. Valentino was named Mount Union’s Preceptor of the Month last February. “We were very excited to name Mike Valentino as the first recipient of the University of Mount Union’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program Preceptor of the…

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Lake Township Woman Receives Akron-Canton’s First TAVR Under Conscious Sedation

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Heart Center recently performed Akron-Canton’s first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) on a patient under conscious sedation. Lake Township resident Carolyn Thomas, age 78, remained awake throughout the entire minimally invasive procedure to replace her aortic valve. The non-surgical valve replacement was performed by Ahmed Sabe, MD, executive director, Mercy…

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Mercy Inducts Physicians Into Society of St. Luke

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center recently honored physicians for outstanding service to patients, the hospital and the community during the 2016 induction ceremony and dinner for the Society of St. Luke, Mercy’s physician honor society. Honorees included Ahmed El Ghamry Sabe, M.D., and Joe L. Carpenter, D.M.D.   Society of St. Luke 2014 honoree William…

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Mercy Health Center of Massillon Opens August 15

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health Center of Massillon, located at 2935 Lincoln Way W., is set to open Monday, Aug. 15. A 19,000 square foot facility, Mercy Health Center of Massillon will house a STATCARE Immediate Care Center; laboratory services; imaging including mobile MRI, CT, mammography and ultrasound; and physical therapy. Mercy will employ 15.5 full-time…

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