A Verified Level II Trauma Center

Canton Mercy Emergency Services, ER

As a Verified Level II Trauma Center, we are fully prepared to provide state-of-the-art critical care to the injured patient 24 hours a day. Our Trauma Center team is dedicated to continuously improving the quality of trauma patient care and is committed to our community through education and participation in trauma outreach programs such as the Stark County Safe Kids Coalition.

Mercy Trauma Center offers the following education for EMS and the community. For more information about bringing these programs to your group or organization, call 330-489-1183.

Stop the Bleed

This free course teaches the basics of bleeding control so that bystanders can stem the flow of blood until paramedics arrive. To learn more about the Stop the Bleed program, click here. To bring the Stop the Bleed class to your group or organization, click here.

A Matter of Balance

Evidence-based falls prevention management program for older adults, this training helps reduce the fear of falling and increases activity levels. For additional information on A Matter of Balance, please click here.

Fall Prevention

Mercy Trauma Services offers an Older Adult Fall Prevention Program implemented through a grant from the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership.  All of our Emergency Department (ED) patients 65 and older receive a fall risk assessment as part of their visit. If the patient scores highly on this assessment, upon discharge the patient will be given a “Fall Prevention Packet”. Home assessments are done with the help of area Fire/EMS personnel from participating departments. Grab bars, rug tape and night lights are given to patients free of charge to those who would benefit from using these devices.

In addition to the Older Adult Fall Prevention Program, Mercy Trauma Services will also be offering Tai Chi for Better Balance course later this year. It is another evidenced based balance course where older adults can come learn Tai Chi forms that have been proven to improve balance and reduce falls.


The GEMS (Geriatric Education for EMS) course empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients. To learn more about the GEMS program, click here.

Helpful links:

Mercy Emergency Services

Mercy Haven Program (Healing After Violent Encounters Network)

Mercy EMS Education