Mercy Health & Fitness Center Earns Medical Fitness Facility Certification

Mercy Health & Fitness Center Earns Medical Fitness Facility Certification

Posted on: February 9, 2012

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health & Fitness Center recently earned certification as a medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association – the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated outcomes and accountability based fitness facilities. Certification is a significant step forward in the health delivery available for the entire community. 

“After an in-depth review of our facility’s adherence to the prescribed standards and guidelines, Mercy became one of only two certified medical fitness facilities in Ohio,” says Eldon Jones, director of Mercy Health & Fitness Center and Mercy Sports Medicine.

“Certification is evidence of Mercy’s commitment to provide quality programs and services to meet the vital role that medical fitness centers perform,” says Thomas E. Cecconi, president and CEO at Mercy Medical Center.

The Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification is recognized as a mark of excellence in the health and wellness industry. “With our healthcare system continuing to be stressed and the incidence of disease on the rise, the need for more medically supervised, outcomes and accountability based delivered fitness was never more relevant in our industry than today,” says Ken Germano, executive director of Medical Fitness Association.

Mercy Health & Fitness Center extends the benefits of physical fitness to non-traditional exercisers, including people with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease and other chronic conditions. The center’s experienced exercise physiologists also offer personal training, sport enhancement training, fitness classes and community wellness programs. Located in Mercy Health Center of North Canton, the fitness center offers cardiovascular and resistive strength training equipment including Cybex selectorized machines, free weights, treadmills, stair climbers, recumbent cycles and ellipticals equipped with cardio theater video screens and rowing and upper body ergometers. For more information about Mercy Health & Fitness Center, call 330-966-8997 or visit

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




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