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Mercy temporarily stops hospital visitation, effective today

DGKN staff report

CANTON  Mercy Medical Center continues to see increases in COVID-19 cases, and the need for hospitalization is at an all-time high, according to a news release.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mercy Medical Center joins many other hospitals around the state to temporarily stop all hospital visitation, effective Nov. 12.

Mercy Medical Center will continue to allow one support person for maternity patients, and that support person must be the same person throughout the stay. Surgical/procedural patients are allowed one visitor during this time period.

Exceptions to the visitation policy will be made on a case-by-case basis, such as end-of-life and critical patient situations.

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 2,700 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Alliance, Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, Massillon, 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. For more information, visit

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