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 releases 2018-19 community benefit report

Mercy Medical Center recently released its 2018-19 community benefit report, We are Here for Everyone. The report illustrates the more than $20 million in community benefit the hospital provided in 2018, some of the stories behind the work and what it means to be a Catholic hospital.[More]

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Mercy Development Foundation awards Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service

The Mercy Development Foundation, which supports the mission of Mercy Medical Center, honored Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine with its 2019 St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service During its annual Founders Day ceremony and donor recognition event. This award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision have impacted and transformed the medical center.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

The Sisters of Charity Health System, which is the sole member of Mercy Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic will begin a careful and thorough review to complete the due diligence process that will outline how they will move forward to best meet the health care needs of residents in Stark County and surrounding communities. [More]

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Mercy Medical Center receives 11th consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR certification

For the 11th consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center has again been awarded the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification—one of only three hospitals in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to earn this designation. Each year the hospital’s main campus, a facility of 1 million square feet that’s a blend of old and new construction, saves nearly $1 million in energy costs.[More]

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Mercy Medical Center inducts three physicians into the Society of St. Luke

Mercy Medical Center recently honored three members of the medical staff for outstanding service to patients, the hospital and the Stark County community during the 2019 induction ceremony and dinner for the Society of St. Luke, Mercy’s physician honor society. Honorees included Frank J. Kaeberlein, M.D., Margaret F. Kobe, M.D., and Russell L. Ramey, M.D.[More]

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