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Mercy Announces Clinical Excellence Award Winners During Nurses Month 2020

Mercy Medical Center is proud to celebrate Mercy nurses who deliver primary and preventive health care to enrich our lives and the communities we live in. During National Nurses Month, Mercy announces its 2020 Clinical Excellence Award winners–Kristin Beabout, Sara Carter, Linda Shilts, Gina Stover and Rachel Wilson. As part of the annual celebration, Mercy…

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Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Excellence with American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Mercy Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Mercy was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in April based on a rigorous review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute…

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Scott and Karen Fitzpatrick Donate $103,000 to Mercy Medical Center for Additional Germ-Zapping Robot During Pandemic

Mercy Medical Center has a new, and third, Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping™ Robot to use in the fight against COVID-19 thanks to a generous donation from Scott Fitzpatrick, a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercy Development Foundation, and his wife Karen.  “In an effort to support Mercy Medical Center’s patients, doctors, nurses and…

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Mercy Medical Center Temporarily Stops All Hospital Visitation Beginning March 20

Mercy Medical Center joins hospitals around the state and country by temporarily stopping allhospital visitation, effective Friday, March 20, to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Additionally, to be consistent with recommended guidelines, Mercy Maternity patients will be allowed only (1) support person. That (1) support person must be the same…

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Mercy Medical Center Expands Visitation Restrictions, Screening Beginning March 16

ATTENTION: Effective March 20, Mercy Medical Center has stopped all hospital visitation in an effort to prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including corona virus (COVID-19). Thank you for understanding and helping us keep our patients, staff and community safe during this time. Mercy Medical Center joins hospitals around the state and country expanding visitor…

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CCPH Announces Stark County’s First Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case

Canton City Public Health (CCPH) announced that Stark County has its first “presumptive positive” test result for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a patient at Mercy Medical Center. Mercy Medical Center has been actively preparing for patients with COVID-19, and we have been working closely with our local health departments, Stark County Emergency Management, Ohio…

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During Active Preparation for COVID-19, Mercy Encourages Calm

Press release updated as of March 11, 2020, at 10:47 am. Safety of Patients, Staff and Community Are Top Priorities Mercy Medical Center is in a state of preparation for the Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. The hospital is advising patients, staff, and the community to remain calm. While this situation is still unfolding,…

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Strasburg Resident, Talena Starn, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Strasburg resident, Talena Starn, unit assistant for Mercy Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit (CCU), has been selected as the hospital’s Star Performer employee for the month of November 2019. Starn has served patients as a nurse’s aide for nearly four years at Mercy and is currently in nursing school. “Being an aide has helped me…

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Paumier Named New Board Chair at Mercy Development Foundation

Mercy Development Foundation announced Thomas M. Paumier, DDS, will serve as its new board chair effective January 2020. Paumier succeeds Donald Peterson III, who served as board chair since 2016. Peterson will continue to serve as a member of Mercy Development Foundation’s Board of Directors and also serves on Mercy Medical Center’s Board of Directors….

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North Canton Resident, Alex Camacho, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

North Canton resident, Alex Camacho, registered nurse on Mercy’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was selected as the hospital’s Star Performer employee for the month of October 2019. Camacho is known for his excellent nursing skills and the compassion he shows his patients and their family members. A family who nominated Alex said they were at…

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