Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center has announced its support of CaringBridge, a charitable nonprofit organization providing free websites that connect families and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery. A CaringBridge website gives patients and caregivers a place to provide health updates, post photos and receive messages of hope and encouragement in a guestbook.
Mercy’s mission is to continue Christ’s healing ministry by providing quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable care for the whole person – and loved ones can be a very important part of the healing process. “Supporting CaringBridge adds an important benefit to our patient and family centered care,” said Thomas E. Cecconi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Medical Center. “We strive to provide the best resources and information for patients and their families, and CaringBridge fits perfectly with that mission.”
Founded in 1997, more than 160,000 websites have been created through CaringBridge which generate over half-a-million visits each day. The CaringBridge community includes authors, visitors and donors in all 50 states and more than 225 countries and territories.
“Patients and their families greatly benefit from the ease of communication that CaringBridge provides,” said Sona Mehring, founder and executive director, CaringBridge. “Instead of spending time making phone calls and sending e-mails to keep everyone updated, their energy can be focused on caring for the patient.” For more information, please visit www.CaringBridge.org or www.cantonmercy.org.
CaringBridge® is a charitable nonprofit organization providing free websites that connect family and friends to share information, love and support during a serious health event, care and recovery. Its mission is to bring together a global community of care, powered by the love of family and friends, in an easy, accessible and private way. CaringBridge saves time and energy by centralizing communication and easing the burden of updating everyone during a health event.
About Mercy Medical Center
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 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. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.