Canton Resident, Fonda Mercer, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Canton resident, Fonda Mercer, patient access representative for Mercy Physical Therapy, has been selected as the hospital’s most recent Star Performer employee. Mercer was nominated for her persistence for four months to obtain insurance authorization on behalf of one patient who was denied therapy after a surgical procedure. “Fonda is willing to do anything for…

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Mercy Health Center of Jackson Hosts Community Blood Drive July 3

Mercy Health Center of Jackson will be hosting a community blood drive for Vitalant (formerly LifeShare Community Blood Services) on Friday, July 3, 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the facility’s 2nd floor Community Room. Many blood drives have been cancelled due to COVID-19, so individual donations matter now more than ever. Vitalant is keeping all…

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Mercy Sleep Disorders Center Recognized for Excellence with American Association of Sleep Medicine Accreditation

The American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has recognized Mercy Sleep Disorders Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with sleep disorders. This accreditation includes both Mercy Sleep Disorder Centers, located at Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Center of Jackson. This prestigious designation indicates to patients, referring physicians, and other providers,…

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Mercy Announces Clinical Excellence Award Winners During Nurses Month 2020

Mercy Medical Center is proud to celebrate Mercy nurses who deliver primary and preventive health care to enrich our lives and the communities we live in. During National Nurses Month, Mercy announces its 2020 Clinical Excellence Award winners–Kristin Beabout, Sara Carter, Linda Shilts, Gina Stover and Rachel Wilson. As part of the annual celebration, Mercy…

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Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Excellence with American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Mercy Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Mercy was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in April based on a rigorous review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute…

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Scott and Karen Fitzpatrick Donate $103,000 to Mercy Medical Center for Additional Germ-Zapping Robot During Pandemic

Mercy Medical Center has a new, and third, Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping™ Robot to use in the fight against COVID-19 thanks to a generous donation from Scott Fitzpatrick, a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercy Development Foundation, and his wife Karen.  “In an effort to support Mercy Medical Center’s patients, doctors, nurses and…

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Mercy Medical Center Temporarily Stops All Hospital Visitation Beginning March 20

Mercy Medical Center joins hospitals around the state and country by temporarily stopping allhospital visitation, effective Friday, March 20, to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Additionally, to be consistent with recommended guidelines, Mercy Maternity patients will be allowed only (1) support person. That (1) support person must be the same…

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Mercy Medical Center Expands Visitation Restrictions, Screening Beginning March 16

ATTENTION: Effective March 20, Mercy Medical Center has stopped all hospital visitation in an effort to prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including corona virus (COVID-19). Thank you for understanding and helping us keep our patients, staff and community safe during this time. Mercy Medical Center joins hospitals around the state and country expanding visitor…

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CCPH Announces Stark County’s First Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case

Canton City Public Health (CCPH) announced that Stark County has its first “presumptive positive” test result for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a patient at Mercy Medical Center. Mercy Medical Center has been actively preparing for patients with COVID-19, and we have been working closely with our local health departments, Stark County Emergency Management, Ohio…

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During Active Preparation for COVID-19, Mercy Encourages Calm

Press release updated as of March 11, 2020, at 10:47 am. Safety of Patients, Staff and Community Are Top Priorities Mercy Medical Center is in a state of preparation for the Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. The hospital is advising patients, staff, and the community to remain calm. While this situation is still unfolding,…

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Strasburg Resident, Talena Starn, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

Strasburg resident, Talena Starn, unit assistant for Mercy Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit (CCU), has been selected as the hospital’s Star Performer employee for the month of November 2019. Starn has served patients as a nurse’s aide for nearly four years at Mercy and is currently in nursing school. “Being an aide has helped me…

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Paumier Named New Board Chair at Mercy Development Foundation

Mercy Development Foundation announced Thomas M. Paumier, DDS, will serve as its new board chair effective January 2020. Paumier succeeds Donald Peterson III, who served as board chair since 2016. Peterson will continue to serve as a member of Mercy Development Foundation’s Board of Directors and also serves on Mercy Medical Center’s Board of Directors….

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North Canton Resident, Alex Camacho, Honored as Star Performer Employee at Mercy Medical Center

North Canton resident, Alex Camacho, registered nurse on Mercy’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was selected as the hospital’s Star Performer employee for the month of October 2019. Camacho is known for his excellent nursing skills and the compassion he shows his patients and their family members. A family who nominated Alex said they were at…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Community Health Fair on February 14 in Jackson Township

Mercy Health Center of Jackson will be holding a health fair, open to the community, on Friday, February 14, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. This health fair will include a variety of low-cost blood testing, additional free screenings, give-a-ways and more. Health fair participants can purchase a base package of blood screenings for only…

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Healthy Business Council of Ohio Recognizes Mercy Medical Center for Healthy Worksite Practices

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO) recognized Mercy Medical Center with the 2019 Healthy Worksite GOLD Level Award during the 16th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation on January 23 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mercy was among 34 Ohio large employers (1,001 or more employees) recognized with the GOLD…

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Mercy’s Bagnolo is Honored with Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management’s Eagle Award

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management (OSHFM) named Nick Bagnolo, administrative director of Support Services at Mercy Medical Center and vice president of Construction & Facilities for the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS), as a 2019 Eagle Award recipient. This award recognizes the facility manager who has demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership and…

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Mercy Medical Center’s Wofsey Receives Susan G. Komen Leslie’s Angel Award

Mercy Medical Center’s Diane Wofsey, RN, BSN, nurse navigator with Mercy Breast Care Center, received the Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio 2019 Leslie’s Angel Award at the Komen Breast Cancer Survivors Symposium held on October 26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Independence. Named in remembrance of breast cancer patient and activist Leslie Jones,…

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Mercy Service League’s 2019 Harvest Ball Raises Funds to Benefit the Mercy Facility Transformation Clinical Decision Unit

Mercy Service League held its 2019 Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Alex D. Krassas Event Center. Dr. Steven & Peg Hirsch served as honorary medical chairs, Normal & Jane Eckinger, Jr. served as community chairs and Linda Ganser & Lisa Werstler served as Mercy Service League co-chairs. The event raised approximately $300,000, with proceeds benefitting…

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Mercy Medical Center Offers Community Health Fair on October 11 in New Philadelphia

Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County will be holding a health fair, open to the community, on Friday, October 11, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. This health fair will include a variety of very low-cost blood testing, additional free screenings, give-a-ways and more. Health fair participants can purchase a base packageof blood screenings for…

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Mercy Development Foundation Awards Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, the 2019 St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service

During its annual Founders Day ceremony and donor recognition event, held September 29 at Mercy Medical Center, the Mercy Development Foundation honored Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine with its 2019 St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service. This award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision have…

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Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. The Sisters of Charity Health System, which is the…

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