Patients, their families and other residents of Northeast Canton experienced the Spirit of Mercy at a community Christmas Open House held December 4 at Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square. Mercy Medical Center collaborated with community partners to offer families from the center’s surrounding neighborhoods a fun and festive afternoon focused on health and wellness this holiday season.
• Visit with Mrs. Claus
• Face painting
• Blood pressure screenings
• Diabetic education
• Dental screenings and oral health information
• Winter wellness gift bags (hat or gloves, cough drops, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, chapstick, tooth brush and toothpaste)
Mercy Development Foundation M.I.L.lennials and Sisters and associates of Humility of Mary helped greet and serve guests. The Elite Choir from Crenshaw Middle School and local flute players provided entertainment. Mercy Service League members donated a sock tree. A licensed massage therapist from The Spa at Atrium offered free chair massages. Community Services of Stark County provided children’s wellness items.
“In the spirit of comprehensive care for the total wellbeing of our St. Paul Square patients, families and community residents, the staff and many collaborative partners shared time, talent and treasure to provide a Christmas and holiday celebration that offered something for everyone who attended,” said Sister Carolyn Capuano, HM, vice president of Mission and Ministry Services at Mercy Medical Center. “This will certainly become an annual event.”
More About Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square
Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square opened in November 2012. Located at 1459 Superior Ave., NE, in Canton, the medical home was the first to provide health care services in this designated Health Professionals Shortage Area (HPSA). The center provides access to Mercy primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists and behavioral health services (provided by Community Services of Stark County). Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square supports healthy living, disease prevention, health education, early detection, treatment and navigation through the health care system. For more information, visit cantonmercy.org/stpaulsquare.
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