Mercy Boutique Awarded ABC Reaccreditation

Mercy Boutique Awarded ABC Reaccreditation

Posted on: March 14, 2012

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Boutique was recently awarded a three-year reaccreditation in breast prosthetics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC). The boutique was recognized for achievements in the areas of organizational management, patient care standards, quality assurance, supplier compliance and facility and safety management. This award represents the highest level of accreditation achievable in the profession of orthotics and prosthetics.

“Mercy Boutique is an integral part of Mercy Cancer Center,” said Thomas E. Cecconi, president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center. “Our holistic approach to cancer care includes not only innovative cancer treatments but also support services to help patients and families throughout their cancer journey.”

“ABC has developed the highest standards for accreditation in the industry and is proud to include Mercy Boutique among our over 2,500 accredited patient care facilities,” said Catherine Carter, ABC’s executive director.

Mercy Boutique was created as a sanctuary for hope and healing for cancer survivors and individuals with other medical conditions. A full-service mastectomy shop, Mercy Boutique also offers swimwear, headwear, skin care for cancer patients, lymphedema products, and cancer awareness and special gift items. The shop is located next to Mercy Breast Care Center and is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org. 

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