Mercy Heart Center Will Host “Mercy’s Medical Miracles” Heart Health Program on February 29th

Mercy Heart Center Will Host “Mercy’s Medical Miracles” Heart Health Program on February 29th

Posted on: February 23, 2012

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Heart Center invites the community to “Mercy’s Medical Miracles” on Wednesday, February 29th at 6:30 p.m. Held inside Mercy Hall Auditorium (1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton), this program will highlight the life-saving “heart care miracles” that have happened at Mercy Medical Center because of the unique combination of mission, vision and advanced technology only found in the Mercy Emergency Chest Pain Center.

Featured speakers for the evening include Tony Joseph, M.D., President of The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium, and Ahmed Sabe, M.D., Medical Director of Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI). Dr. Joseph is a founding member and former President of the Society of Chest Pain Centers and former Emergency Department Chair at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sabe is a Harvard-trained interventional cardiologist and former Director of Interventional Cardiology at Penn State University.

This event will include stories of patients whose lives were saved in Mercy’s Emergency Department Catheterization Lab as well as a physician panel. This physician panel will include Gregory J. Wood, D.O., Interventional Cardiologist, Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI), S. William Pipoly, M.D., Cardiologist, Mercy Cardiovascular Institute (MCI), Frank Kaeberlein, M.D., Director of Emergency Services and Co-Director of the Emergency Chest Pain Center at Mercy and Aqeel Sandhu, M.D., Medical Director of Mercy’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Program.

Light refreshments will be served and reservations are requested. For more information, or to RSVP, please call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.

Mercy Medical Center has a history of pioneering excellence in heart care. Nationally recognized as a heart care leader, the impressive lists of “Firsts” include: the world’s first angioplasty performed in an emergency department, the nation’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center and Stark County’s first Chest Pain Center certified to perform angioplasty 24/7. The Mercy ECPC is home to a Cardiac Catheterization Lab where door to balloon angioplasty has been performed in less than 7 minutes. This cath lab allows Mercy to dramatically reduce the time between heart attack and life-saving angioplasty. Mercy has been named a Top 50 Heart Hospital by Thomson Reuters five times and was named Best in Stark County for Coronary Angioplasty and Cardiac Surgery in the 2012 HealthGrades Report.

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 or visit

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