Canton, Ohio: Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Vicar General, Diocese of Youngstown, led the prayer service during the blessing and dedication of Mercy Primary Care at St. Paul Square on October 22. A public open house followed the service with tours of Mercy Medical Center’s newest healthcare facility, located at 1459 Superior Ave. in northeast Canton. Mercy Primary Care at St. Paul Square will provide family medicine and dental services to a medically underserved area. In addition, Community Services of Stark County, Inc. will offer behavioral health services. The medical home opens November 12, and day and evening office hours will be available.
"After listening to the people express their needs and working in collaboration with various community agencies and organizations, we determined that bringing comprehensive care to this neighborhood was simply the right thing to do,” said Sister Carolyn Capuano, HM, vice president of Mission and Ministry at Mercy Medical Center.
Canton’s northeast area provides residency to over one fourth of the city’s population, yet previously had no healthcare providers. Mercy believes its new facility will also provide quality, convenient health care services to the employees of the many excellent employers in the community. Programs will be instituted to support healthy living, prevention, early detection, treatment and navigation through the system of care.
“The establishment of Mercy Primary Care at St. Paul Square allows us to provide accessible and affordable health services to this community and further carry out the hospital’s longstanding mission,” said Thomas E. Cecconi, president and CEO at Mercy Medical Center.
Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square is based on the characteristics and principles of a medical home model. The medical home model is a best practice approach to address the healthcare needs of urban communities and is recognized for promoting health equity and increasing healthcare access.
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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