Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is a 476-bed, acute care teaching hospital in Canton, Ohio that serves 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 Medical Center - a Ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System

Mercy Medical Center’s centers of excellence include the Mercy Heart Center, Emergency Services/Trauma Center, Emergency Chest Pain Center, Mercy Cancer Center, Regional Rehabilitation Center, Mercy Stoke Center, Mercy Vascular Center and Mercy Robotic Surgery Center.

Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County.

Established in 1908 and rooted in Catholic faith, 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.

Learn more at www.cantonmercy.org. Also, learn more about health and wellness recommendations from Mercy Medical Center through its extensive online health resource center and HealthChat blog.


Mercy Medical Center

1320 Mercy Dr. N.W.
Canton, OH 44708

p: 330.489.1000

Established 1908

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 operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, 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.

Mercy Medical Center, the only Stark County hospital ever named among the Top 50 Best Heart Hospitals by US News & World Report.

In 2011, Mercy Medical Center established a separately incorporated development foundation to support its fund-raising needs. Individuals, organizations, corporations and grantmaking foundations are invited to learn more about ways to support the medical center’s mission through charitable giving to the Mercy Medical Center Development Foundation.

Tom Cecconi

President and CEO,
Mercy Medical Center

Tom Cecconi

Thomas E. Cecconi serves as president & CEO of Mercy Medical Center. Mr. Cecconi served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mercy Medical Center from February 2002 to April 2003. Prior to serving at Mercy, Mr. Cecconi was president & CEO of Doctors Hospital of Stark County from 1991 to 2002. He is a graduate of John Carroll University and received a Masters in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College.

A native of Canton, Mr. Cecconi started his career in health care administration at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1973. In 1980, he joined Hospital Management Professionals of Brentwood, TN. During that time, he served as chief operating officer of Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia, MN; president of Paris Community Hospital in Paris, IL; president & CEO of Rutherford Hospital in Rutherfordton, NC; and as a group vice president for Hospital Management Professionals.

Mr. Cecconi is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and received the CEO Award of Excellence from the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Professionals in 1996. He is a past chairman of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, past chairman of the Akron Regional Hospitals Association. He is also a member of the Stark County Development Board, a member of the Walsh University Board of Trustees and past member of the Massillon Chamber Board of Trustees.

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Mercy Development Foundation awards highest honor

During the recent Mercy Development Foundation Founders Day Donor Recognition event, the foundation awarded patient Rhonda Griffin and her husband Perry its highest honor—the St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service. The annual award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision have impacted and helped transform Mercy Medical Center.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System statement on Graham-Cassidy Legislation on Health Care Reform

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to this new Graham-Cassidy repeal and replace legislation. Instead, we support bipartisan efforts to improve our health care system focusing on insurance market stabilization, affordability, and coverage access and expansion.[More]

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Sisters of Charity statement on proposed Medicaid DSH payment cuts

Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment cuts go into effect on October 1 if no action is taken by Congress. The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in our belief that Congress should repeal the Medicaid DSH reductions.[More]

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Mercy Medical Center presents local EMS with STEMI Cup award

Mercy Medical Center recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner for local emergency medical squads (EMS). As part of the evening’s activities, Mercy Emergency Chest Pain Center (ECPC) presented its STEMI (St Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup award to Tri-County Joint Ambulance District and MedFlight of Ohio for achieving the best door to balloon (D2B) angioplasty time for the first half of 2017.[More]

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Sisters of Charity statement on the Ohio Senate possible veto override of Health Insuring Corporation Franchise Fee budget provision

The Sisters of Charity Health System strongly supports Governor Kasich’s veto of the Health Insuring Corporation Franchise Fee budget provision, which could be in jeopardy as the Ohio Senate returns to the Ohio Statehouse for a legislative session that starts today.[More]

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