Mercy Mission Outreach Receives Ronald McDonald Grant

Mercy Mission Outreach Receives Ronald McDonald Grant

Posted on: November 29, 2010

Canton, OH: Mercy Medical Center has received a Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio Mini Grant. The funding will allow for the purchase of Sprout Learning Backpacks to be utilized by the parents and children of Skyline Terrace, a Section 8 housing complex located in SE Canton. Mercy has a well established history of offering evidence based, outreach programming to this underserved community. Sprout Learning Backpacks are unique educational tools that are developmentally appropriate and support the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Content Standards and are available through the Early Childhood Resource Center in Canton.

Since 1994, Mercy Medical Center has been sharing resources and working together with other Catholic Consortium agencies to make an impact in the lives of many residents at Skyline Terrace. Programs offers to residents include “Ask-a-Nurse” meetings, baby showers, peace camps, Project Care (a resident empowerment program), Mercy PALS and a STARS homework club. For more information on Mercy’s mission outreach efforts in Southeast Canton, call 330-489-1307.

In addition to the programs at Skyline Terrace, Mercy Medical Center offers many other outreach efforts to the community including clinics for the uninsured and underserved, affordable dental services, community education programs and screenings, pastoral care, immigrant health outreach, faith community nursing, international mission outreach and much more. To learn more about these and other outreach initiatives of Mercy, visit cantonmercy.org.

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.

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