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Mercy Hosts Older Driver Focus Groups

Posted on: March 25, 2010


Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is working in collaboration with Westat, a professional research firm, on behalf of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to improve safety on the roads for older drivers. To do this, Mercy will be hosting several focus group sessions with older drivers ages 60 and up to learn about their recent driving experiences. Conducted by Westat, each session will last 2 hours and only have a limited number of openings. Participants will be compensated $75 for completing a 2-hour session.
Mercy will be hosting multiple sessions at the following locations, dates and times:
Mercy Medical Center – Thursday, April 8th (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
1320 Mercy Dr., NW, Canton
Mercy Health Center of Carroll County – Thursday, April 8th (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)    
125 Canton Rd., NW, Carrollton 
Mercy Medical Center – Friday, April 9th (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
1320 Mercy Dr., NW, Canton
Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County – Friday, April 9th (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia
No matter how little or how much you drive, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to hear from you. If you are age 60 or over and you would like to participate in one of the above focus groups, please call 1-888-390-4338 (toll free) or e-mail
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 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, 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, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see

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