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.

Paul Hiltz

President and CEO,
Mercy Medical Center

The Sisters of Charity Health System installed Paul C. Hiltz, FACHE, as president & CEO of Mercy Medical Center in October 2018. Hiltz served in this role in an interim capacity since July 2017. 

Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Mercy Medical Center’s recent achievements and successes include delivering a higher standard of care for treatment of heart attack patients; several consecutive years of national recognition for outstanding quality care for cancer patients; new technology for preventing infections; innovative approaches to patient safety and monitoring; and investments in Jackson Township and North Canton that will expand outpatient services and help boost the regional economy. 

Hiltz previously served as a senior adviser for the Mercy Health System (formerly Catholic Health Partners) in Cincinnati, where he was responsible for implementing and heading Mercy Health’s Accountable Care Organization, Mercy Health Select. That experience will prove valuable in his role at Mercy as payer models shift to value-based purchasing and population health management.  

A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Hiltz also previously served as president and CEO at Mercy Health Springfield Region, Network CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners (CMHP), president and CEO of Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital and vice president of Mercy Medical Associates (MMA). He holds a master’s degree in health administration from Xavier University. 

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Mercy Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Mercy Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.[More]

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Mercy Medical Center offering Western Stark County residents free lab and health screenings, free mammograms

Mercy Medical Center and the Massillon Rotary Foundation are partnering to offer free laboratory and health screenings for the Western Stark County community from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Mercy Health Center of Massillon. Free mammograms are available, by appointment, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18 at Mercy Health Center of Massillon.[More]

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Mercy Medical Center honors clinical excellence award winners during Nurses Week 2019

Mercy Medical Center is celebrating Mercy nurses who are part of America’s 4 million registered nurses who deliver primary and preventive health care to enrich our lives and the world we live in. During National Nurses Week (May 6–12), Mercy announced its 2019 Clinical Excellence Award winners. As part of the annual celebration, Mercy honors nurses who have been selected for exceptional clinical skills, teaching abilities, communication skills, teamwork and professionalism.[More]

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Mercy earns Ohio’s first Go Clear Award and national recognition for surgery safety

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) recently awarded Mercy Medical Center Ohio’s first Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures. The award recognizes health care facilities that have committed to providing increased surgical patient and health care worker safety by implementing practices that eliminate smoke caused by the use of lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery.[More]

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Mercy Medical Center International Outreach Team completes medical mission in Dominican Republic

Mercy Medical Center's Mercy International Mission Outreach Team recently completed its annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Physicians and nurses provided 45 surgeries and served more than 500 patients at two clinic locations.[More]

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