Mercy Service League Awards $184,000 To Hospital Programs

Mercy Service League Awards $184,000 To Hospital Programs

Posted on: May 24, 2011

Canton, Ohio: During its recent annual banquet, Mercy Service League presented members of the hospital’s medical staff and administration with checks totaling $184,000 raised from their 2010-2011 fundraising efforts.

A check for $182,000 was presented to Tom Cecconi, Mercy Medical Center President & CEO, and Tom Turner, Vice President, to benefit the Mercy Emergency Department; $1,000 to Kathryn Hren, Human Resource Manager, to benefit the Diversity Council’s Minority Scholarship Fund; and $1,000 to Stephanie Sheeler and Whitney Romine, Manager and Program Coordinator for Volunteer Services, to benefit the Mercy Pet Patrol program.

“It is a pleasure to work with dedicated, passionate individuals who volunteer their time to make life better for people in our community,” says Christine Ridgway, outgoing Service League president. “The generosity of those that we call upon to assist us in our endeavors is very humbling. Our work is a labor of love for those we serve.”

Mercy Service League officers installed at the banquet are Linda Ganser, president; Joni Locke, vice president; Lisa Werstler, treasurer; Cindy Ertle, interim assistant treasurer; Crystal Torrence, recording secretary; and Kimberly Cecconi, corresponding secretary. Mercy Service League is a non-profit organization promoting the mission of Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

Mercy Service League will present Harvest Ball 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Canton Memorial Civic Center McKinley Room. Proceeds from the gala, themed “Dancing Down Under,” will further fund the renovation and expansion of the Mercy Emergency Department. Mercy Service League also presents the 2011 Harvest Raffle. Tickets are $250 each, and only 250 tickets are sold for the chance to win $10,000 cash. Call 330-430-2750 to purchase your ticket before Friday, Oct. 14.

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


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