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Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio
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Quality, compassionate healthcare for Canton, Ohio, and our five-county service area since 1908.
Quality, compassionate healthcare for Canton, Ohio, and our five-county service area since 1908.

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Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership’s (OIPP) 2017 Promising Practice Award for the hospital’s grant-funded Older Adult Fall Prevention Program, led by Mercy Emergency Services. The hospital’s initiative includes screening all patients over the age of 65 who come to the emergency department and urgent care facilities.
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The Ohio Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses has voted Mercy Medical Center employee, Sarah Schemmel, RN, A-SANE trained, P-SANE trained, as president-elect of the organization. This three-year commitment includes her learning the role of the presidency (2018) serving the role of presidency (2019) and training the next president (2020). Schemmel serves as the hospital’s HAVEN program (Healing After Violent Encounters Network) clinical manager. A North Canton resident, she helped launch Mercy’s HAVEN program in April of 2016 with a very specific purpose in mind.
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Mercy Medical Center was recently awarded the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for the 9th consecutive year – one of only four hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation. Each year the hospital’s main campus, a facility of one million square feet that’s a blend of old and new construction, saves more than $1 million in energy costs, for a total of approximately $9.5 million since receiving its first ENERGY STAR in 2009.
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The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade recently awarded Mercy a B for its patient safety metrics over the past year. Mercy scored above average in many areas, highlighting noteworthy achievements in preventing infections, problems with surgery, errors, common safety problems, and more. Learn more: http://bit.ly/MMCLeapfrog
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Supporting someone you love who's been given a cancer diagnosis can be both a privilege and a responsibility. It is vitally important to identify the limitations that may exist emotionally, relationally, and psychologically for a couple that is battling cancer together.
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When the word mindfulness comes to mind, many assume it involves being zoned out and ignoring reality. In fact, mindfulness is just the opposite. Learn an easy technique to practice mindfulness from Amy Traugh, an outpatient physical therapist assistant at Mercy.
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In 2016, Mercy recycled nearly a million pounds of trash, or about a third of our facility's waste. This infographic breaks down our most recent recycling numbers.

Since 2009 Mercy has been an ENERGY STAR facility. With our seventh consecutive ENERGY STAR designation, the hospital was among just four nationwide to achieve this prestigious designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Read more about our green initiatives: https://www.cantonmercy.org/green
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In June it seems love is all around, and weddings are big business. So much attention is paid to the party, but what about the marriage itself? Mercy Concern counselor Gail Snyder invites you and your spouse to ask yourselves if you believe these common marriage myths.
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Job loss, lack of dental insurance, and a long-time fear of dentists and needles kept 58-year-old Roy from seeking treatment for severe cavities and boney growths (called tori or exostosis) until he could no longer eat or sleep properly. After months of treatment, Roy recently received custom dentures and smiled without pain or embarrassment for the first time in years, thanks to an Ohio Dental Association (ODA) Foundation’s 2016 Access to Care Grant and the perseverance of Shannon Oswald, DDS, a resident with the Mercy Medical Center General Practice Dental Residency Program.
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One of the most exciting things in oncology is the vast improvement in survivor rates over the past few decades. It's led to a whole new phase of the cancer journey called survivorship. Learn what survivorship is and how you can develop a Survivor Care Plan.
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