Mercy Medical Center announced that Cindy L. Hickey has been appointed vice president of Marketing and Public Relations. A Mercy employee since 1984, Hickey reports to Thomas E. Cecconi, president and chief executive officer at Mercy Medical Center.
“We are pleased Cindy agreed to become a part of our executive team at Mercy Medical Center,” Cecconi says. “She brings over 30 years of experience working at the hospital including upper level management positions involved in planning marketing, advertising and public relations strategies. A lifelong Massillon resident, Cindy has established excellent rapport in the community and is respected by her co-workers.”
Hickey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from Bowling Green State University in 1981. She joined Mercy Medical Center in 1984 as staff writer in Public Relations. Her work experience at the hospital includes manager of Women’s Pavilion and Telemarketing (1986 to 1994), manager of Program Development (1994 to 2004), director of Public Relations (2004 to 2013), and most recently, administrative director of Marketing and Public Relations.
Hickey currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Massillon Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Mercy Diversity Council and Mercy Emergency Management Subcommittee. She previously served as a member of Western Stark Medical Clinic Board of Directors and a volunteer for Mercy PALS Program. She is a graduate of Leadership Stark County’s 21st Class and was s a member of ABOUT Magazine’s Advisory Board. Hickey was awarded the Stark County Minority Health Award in 2007.Please click here for media inquiries