Mercy Service League held its 2015 Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 24th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center’s Auditorium. Orthopedic surgeons, Tim Conlan, M.D., and Gerald F. Klimo, M.D, served as honorary medical staff co-chairs, and Tina Linz and Lisa Werstler served as Mercy Service League co-chairs. The event raised over $300,000, with proceeds benefitting the Mercy Facility Transformation Phase I: 5th floor Orthopedic/Observation Unit.
Themed “Ignite the Night,” this year’s Harvest Ball was an energetic and exciting Venetian style masquerade, filled with fine dining, dancing, fun and fellowship. The Harvest Ball, Mercy Service League’s signature fund raising event, attracted more than 400 guests this year.
“The Harvest Ball celebrates the continuing mission of Mercy Medical Center by supporting the first phase of the Mercy Facility Transformation,” said Thomas E. Cecconi, President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center. “We are grateful to everyone for their support of this event as Mercy strives to meet the health care needs of our community.”
Major sponsors of the 2015 Harvest Ball included Altercare of Ohio, Inc.; Mercy Medical Center Medical Staff; The Repository and About Magazine; Inpatient Medical Services, Inc.; Baker & Hostetler, LLP; Ohio Anesthesia Group, Inc. – Stark Division; Paul & Carol David Foundation; Spectrum Orthopaedics and Mix 94.1 & News-Talk 1480 WHBC. Many other businesses, organizations and individuals were also sponsors, donors, advertisers and underwriters of Harvest Ball 2015.
Save the date for the 2016 Harvest Ball which has been scheduled for Saturday, October 15 with an exciting new theme, “Black and White”!
Mercy Service League will also hold its Souper Bowl fundraiser on Sunday, January 31, 2015 at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom, 3218 Parkway St NW, Canton, OH 44708. Join us in sampling the best Stark County soups prepared by many of your favorite restaurants. Admission is $25 per person and doors open at 4:30 p.m. The Souper Bowl is open to the public – for more information on this event, or Mercy Service League membership, please call Mercy Development Foundation at 330-430-2750 or e-mail FOUNDATION@cantonmercy.org.
Mercy Facility Transformation Phase I: 5th Floor Orthopedic/Observation Unit
Proceeds from the 2015 Harvest Ball will benefit the first phase of the Mercy Facility Transformation–an initiative to provide more private rooms throughout the hospital. This first phase begins with the renovation of the hospital’s 5th floor into a state-of-the art Orthopedic/Observation unit.
Sixteen private rooms, patient education space, dedicated gym and rehabilitation area and observation-status telemetry beds will transform the way Mercy coordinate care for its orthopedic patients, creating a Total Joint Center of Excellence within the walls of Mercy Medical Center. Support of the 2015 Harvest Ball will improve Mercy’s already outstanding quality of care while coordinating the navigation of orthopedic patients from pre-surgical education through post-operative rehabilitation – fully integrated on one patient care floor.
Photo Caption: Pictured at the 2015 Mercy Service League Harvest Ball are:
(L to R) Christopher Canova; Lisa Werstler, Harvest Ball co-chair; Tim Conlan, M.D., Harvest Ball honorary medical staff co-chair; Susan Conlan; Thomas E. Cecconi, President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center; Kimberly Cecconi; Gerald F. Klimo, M.D., Harvest Ball honorary medical staff co-chair; Carole Klimo and Tina Linz, Harvest Ball co-chair.
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