As a Catholic health care organization, our mission at Mercy Medical Center is to continue Christ’s healing ministry by providing quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable care for the whole person.
Did You Know We Are: The first and only faith-based hospital in Stark County.
The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine established our hospital as the first and only Catholic hospital in Stark County, a distinction we still hold. When the Sisters came to Canton in 1908, they joined with physicians to convert President McKinley’s former home into a hospital.
Part Of A Nonprofit Corporation: Mercy Medical Center and its health centers are part of a 50-50, nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System and University Hospitals Health System. We are committed to providing quality, compassionate healthcare as a central part of our mission.
Recognized For Quality And Efficiency: Recognized as one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular services/interventional cardiology, Mercy Medical Center has been a leader in bringing new and innovative heart treatments to our area. A life-saving protocol, which provides angioplasty in the Emergency Department was pioneered here in Mercy’s Emergency Chest Pain Center (ECPC).
Did You Know … We Offer: Uncompensated Care: At Mercy Medical Center, we believe everyone has a right to healthcare. Our commitment to those who are unable to pay for needed health services is as strong today as it was when we were founded in 1908. We provide healthcare services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. In 2004, we provided a total of $11,715,000 in uncompensated care.
Outreach Programs As part of our mission, we make a special effort to reach out to provide needed services.
Financial Assistance Programs The Medical Center’s OB/GYN and Internal Medicine Clinics provide uninsured and Medicaid patients in Stark and surrounding counties with comprehensive healthcare services.
Did You Know … We Help: By working with other agencies in the Catholic Consortium, we’re sharing resources and combining efforts to help make an impact in the lives of the many people in need. Leaders from local Catholic institutions gather to learn more about each other’s ministry and to find ways to collaboratively respond to the needs of the poor in our community.
Ask A Nurse This monthly program focuses on offering health education and prevention services for Skyline Terrace residents through a variety of screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. A rotating schedule of additional services such as vision screenings and immunizations are also offered. Home-bound residents are visited by a nurse and a member of Mercy’s Pastoral Care Department. Lunch is served as part of this program.
Project C.A.R.E. (A Creative Approach To Resident Empowerment) This program trains Skyline Terrace residents to serve as wellness coordinators for their buildings. Each coordinator receives training in First Aid, CPR, basic health care, anger management and ongoing training through monthly meetings.
Summer Peace Camps Children ages 5-10 from Skyline Terrace and the surrounding neighborhood participate in these annual day camps held at People’s Baptist Church. The goals for each camp include offering a mentoring opportunity for teens, helping young children learn non-violent ways of dealing with conflict and providing a positive, supportive environment for the children.
Mercy PALS (Partners With Allen & Lathrop Schools) This program focuses on the sharing of resources. The children from the schools decorate tray favors and visit the hospital to offer holiday programs. Mercy employees and volunteers visit the schools to share their jobs and hobbies with the children. Health screenings are offered as part of open house and parent teacher conferences at both schools.
Pathfinder Program This program invites women who are participating in the EvenStart Literacy program to explore career opportunities in the Medical Center. Participants spend one day per week for six weeks “shadowing” various employees on the job. Time is also spent looking at the job application and interviewing process.
Did You Know … We Promote: General Health & Wellness by… Offering outreach health fairs. These fairs offer participants the opportunity for a number of health tests and screenings at no charge. Coordinating the Annual Health & Wellness Event at St. John’s Hall for patrons of The Samaritan’s Table, a weekly meal program for those in need, and also participate in the annual “Family Fair” Fair held at the Canton Civic Center.
Community Service: By … Expanding the Parish Nurse Program which serves area congregations.
Did You Know … We Give: In 1995, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine established a new, $72 million local foundation – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton.
Did You Know … We Care: About you. We hope that when you need healthcare services, you’ll give us a chance to offer you the compassionate, quality, mission-driven healthcare that we have been privileged to provide our community since 1908.