Mercy Heart Center Will Present “Back To Basics” Heart Health Program on February 29th

Mercy Heart Center Will Present “Back To Basics” Heart Health Program on February 29th

Posted on: February 23, 2012

Canton, Ohio: Gregory J. Wood, D.O., Interventional Cardiologist, will present “Back To Basics” on Wednesday, February 29th beginning at 3 p.m. This program will be held in the Community Education Room located at Mercy Health Center of Jackson, 7337 Caritas Circle NW, Massillon, next to the Paul and Carol David YMCA. This community education program will address how your overall heart health is affected by diet and exercise.

Dr. Wood is a member of Mercy’s Cardiovascular Institute. Reservations are requested. For more information, or to RSVP, please call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333.

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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