Mercy Medical Center Launches New Development Foundation

Mercy Medical Center Launches New Development Foundation

Posted on: October 12, 2011

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Development Foundation has been established to help meet the hospital’s future fundraising needs through philanthropy—charitable giving from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. A formal dedication of the Foundation and installation of Board members was held recently in conjunction with a celebratory Mass in the hospital chapel.

Like many health care organizations across the country, Mercy has established this separately incorporated Foundation to best position the Medical Center to gain charitable support of ongoing capital and program initiatives aligned with its overallstrategic long-term plan.

Members of the Mercy Medical Center Development Foundation Board include: Dr. Farouq Ahmed; Judith Barnes Lancaster; Thomas E. Cecconi, Richard Croasdaile; Christopher DiLoreto; Lynne Dragomier; Mark Fleiner; Linda Ganser; Joseph Gerzina; Gretchen Graham; Mel Herncane; Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA; Dr. James F. King; Robert W. Mahoney; Louise Mahoney; Steve Maxim; Michael McCann; Terry Moore; Joseph Ovnic; Dr. Thomas Paumier; Donald A. Peterson, III; John Prelac; Michael Rieger; William Schweizer; Jane Smyth; Randolph L. Snow; David Thomson; Lee Ann Thorn; Robert Timken; Dr. Michael Tirmonia and Thomas Turner, who serves as the Foundation President. Terry A. Moore, managing director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA, will serve as the Foundation Chairman.

Mercy Medical Center is a healthcare ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, which also includes the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is an innovative, strategic, and mission-driven grant making foundation committed to making a difference in the lives of the poor and to extending the ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in the greater Stark County area.

Mercy Medical Center 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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