March 20, 2015
Mercy Medical Center has appointed Cindy L. Hickey to the position of vice president of marketing and public relations. A Mercy employee since 1984, Hickey reports to Thomas E. Cecconi, president and chief executive officer at Mercy Medical Center.
“We are pleased Cindy agreed to become a part of our executive team at Mercy Medical Center,” Cecconi said. “She brings more than 30 years of experience working at the hospital, including upper level management positions involved in planning marketing, advertising and public relations strategies. Cindy has established excellent rapport in the community and is respected by her co-workers.”
Hickey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations with a minor in marketing from Bowling Green State University. Her work experience at the hospital includes serving as the manager of women’s pavilion and telemarketing, manager of program development, director of public relations, and most recently, administrative director of marketing and public relations.
Hickey serves on the board of directors for the Massillon Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Mercy’s diversity council and Mercy’s emergency management subcommittee. She previously served as a member of the Western Stark Medical Clinic board of directors. She is a graduate of Leadership Stark County's 21st class and was a member of ABOUT Magazine’s advisory board. Hickey was awarded the Stark County Minority Health Award in 2007.
Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.