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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U.S. News ranks Mercy Medical Center one of top 20 hospitals in Ohio

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