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We recently held a blessing and dedication service for our cancer center's new +Varian Medical System TrueBeam Linear Accelerator. The TrueBeam is a “super” accelerator designed to advance the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and many other forms of cancer. 

TrueBeam customizes the amount of radiation that is sent to different parts of tumors using the state-of-the-art imaging to visualize and verify the exact position of the tumor and treat it precisely. Over 100,000 data points are monitored continually as a treatment progresses. 

It is finely engineered to be fast and precise with most treatments taking just minutes a day. In fact, even tumors that move (for example, those in the lungs) can be precisely targeted thanks to special tools that compensate for motion during a treatment. This makes it possible to offer greater patient comfort by shortening treatments, and to improve precision by leaving less time for tumor motion during dose delivery.

With the TrueBeam and our advanced TomoTherapy machine, Mercy Cancer Center now offers unprecedented, cutting-edge radiation therapy treatments close to home for individuals facing a cancer diagnosis. #cancertreatment   #cantonohio   #truebeam  
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You may be aware that Mercy was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) in 1908. However, did you know several members of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary (HM) are an integral part of our mission outreach and pastoral care staff today? We congratulate the HM Sisters on 150 years of ministry in the United States this year.

Read more about the shared history and ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System and HM Sisters.
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When it comes to weight loss, you may want to believe the big promises of the latest diet program, product or fad. Kathy Wise, our director of wellness, offers you straight talk about how to lose weight and keep it off. #weightloss   #weightlosstips   #weightlossjourney   #weightlossmotivation  
Many diet programs and products make you big promises, but they don't always tell you the hard truth about weight loss and how to keep it off for good.
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Congratulations to our May 2014 Star Performer recipient Bob Wilson, RN, Mercy Dialysis. A resident of Alliance and Mercy employee since 1993, Wilson was nominated for his efforts that helped save a coworker’s life. 

A Mercy employee came out of the break room when she began
choking on her food. Wilson immediately responded by performing the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food and allow her to breathe.

#employeerecognition   #healthcare   #cantonohio  
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News-Talk 1480 WHBC is broadcasting live from Mercy Medical Center from NOW until noon! Today's broadcast will the cover information on the much anticipated ED Renovation & Expansion Project, Cardiac Genetic Testing, healthy weight loss options and the innovative iTriage phone app. Tune in now on your radio to 1480 AM or visit www.whbc.com to listen live on your electronic device.... Special thanks to Mercy Medical Center President and CEO Tom Cecconi for kicking the live broadcast off this morning at 10 am. #cantonohio   #starkcounty   #WHBC   #talkradio  
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CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) can be a very effective treatment option for sleep apnea. However, some individuals find the CPAP experience intolerable. Fortunately, there are other options available for those with sleeping disorders.

This FREE presentation will be held in Mercy Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on June 24 and will highlight effective solutions offered by Mercy’s Sleep Disorders Centers.

Mercy's Dr. Alan Rudick, DO, board-certified sleep medicine physician, will offer some solutions for those who find it difficult to use a CPAP.

Register by phone: 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662. You can also register online by visiting https://www.cpaptalk.eventbrite.com/.

#sleepapnea   #CPAP   #seminar   #cantonohio   #starkcounty  
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It's 1980 and the Sisters of Charity who work at Mercy sing hymns during Mass in Timken Mercy Chapel. #throwbackthursday   #tbt   #tbthursday   #starkcounty   #cantonohio  
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Mercy’s General Practice Dental Residency Program held its graduation and faculty appreciation dinner recently at LaPizzeria restaurant.  We honored five graduates from the program this year: Jason Mok, DMD, chief resident; Deric Budendorf, DDS; Anthony Johnson, DDS; Elena Lebasie, DDS; and Tom Spoonster, DDS.  

We are pleased to report that Dr. Anthony Johnson, a Stark County native, will be staying on with Mercy and will begin practicing at Mercy St. Paul Square with our Dental Services in July.  This dental residency program continues to be a wonderful way to attract outstanding dentists to our area as well as providing much needed oral health to underserved adults and children. #dental   #dentalhealth   #starkcounty  
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Did you know "sedentary stress" in an office job can be as debilitating as the injuries caused by more physical work? In a new blog post, Mercy physical therapist Brian Walker talks about sedentary stress and three of its culprits. Compare your office environment to the eight best practices he shares. #ergonomics   #ergonomicsatwork   #posture   #workplace  
Sedentary stress of an office job can be as debilitating as injuries from physical labor. Mercy's Brian Walker explains how to improve your office set-up.
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Christopher Fogarty, RN, BSN, Mercy ICU, was spotlighted by Johnson & Johnson. Read about why Fogarty chose to pursue nursing as a second career at: https://www.discovernursing.com/nursing-notes/2014-june-get-know-christopher-fogarty-rn-bsn#.U7QHSI1dVnB | #nursing   #starkcounty   #cantonohio  
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Cruisin' For Cancer Raises over $10,000 for Mercy Cancer Center & Breast Care Center!

Recently Rhonda and Perry Griffin, Louisville Mayor Pat Fallot, Sheriff George Maier and Chris Newman from the Stark County Sheriff's Office met with members of Mercy Cancer Center staff to present proceeds from the 5th Annual Cruisin' for Cancer event held on June 14 at Metzger Park in Louisville. Rhonda presented a check totaling $10,022, which was inclusive of $1,501 raised by the Sheriff’s department.

The Cruisin' for Cancer event featured a bake sale, craft show, raffles, and entertainment besides a wonderful showing of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The donations are placed in the Cancer Center Development Fund and used for patient care and Cancer Center & Breast Center related projects. 

Mercy Cancer Center and Breast Care Center are extremely grateful for the outstanding support from this event!

Photos courtesy of +Craig M James Photography. #cancer   #starkcounty   
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Gifts of Lasting Value, our 2013-2014 Report to the Community, now available as a special section of our website: http://www.cantonmercy.org/community-report-2013-2014

#community   #starkcounty   #cantonohio   #healthcare   #hospitals  
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Quality, compassionate healthcare for Canton, Ohio, and our five-county service area since 1908.
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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 also provides outpatient health centers in Carroll County, 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.

To learn more about Mercy, visit our About Us page.