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.

Read More »

Blog Posts From

Mercy Medical Center provides dental health screenings to area children

Mercy Medical Center recently provided free dental screenings to about 200-Massilon area children, checking for dental health issues and providing toothbrushes and other dental hygiene items. According to a recent report from the Ohio Department of Health, dental care remains the state’s No. 1 unmet health care need for children and low-income adults.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Mercy Medical Center Names Interim President & CEO

Mercy Medical Center has announced the appointment of Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, as interim CEO. He will join Mercy Medical Center on July 24. His appointment will allow a smooth transition of leadership following the recent announcement of president and CEO Thomas E. Cecconi’s retirement plans at the end of this year. Cecconi will remain with Mercy through December as president emeritus, and will assist in the leadership transition, as well as support Mercy in its community, development and medical staff relations. [More]

tags: health care, Mercy Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System

Sisters of Charity statement on Ohio House of Representatives decision to maintain Medicaid freeze veto

The Sisters of Charity Health System commends the Ohio House of Representatives for not overriding the Governor John Kasich’s veto of a state budget provision that would have frozen Medicaid expansion enrollment. The Kasich administration had estimated that 500,000 low-income Ohioans would lose health coverage within 18 months of a Medicaid freeze.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Mercy Service League has been successfully raising funds and awareness for Mercy since 1975

Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Service League has raised more than $6 million since it was founded in 1975. The mission of the Mercy Service League is to support the ideals and philosophies of Mercy Medical Center, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, through friendship, fellowship and fundraising. The success Mercy Service League has had in raising funds for the hospital was recently highlighted in The Suburbanite.[More]

tags: Mercy Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

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 the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026. [More]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam