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Summa Western Reserve Hospital is helping to end hunger this holiday season with a recent food donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. 1,167 lbs. of food were collected through a recent hospital-wide food drive. 

Pictured L to R: Sharon Washington, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Jeff Anstine, Summa Western Reserve Facilities Dept., Kathy Romito, Summa Western Reserve Hospital Volunteer Manager, Jeff Greissing, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Daniel Flowers, President & CEO of Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, and John Walker, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

The donation will aid those in need across Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.















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Summa Western Reserve Hospital is helping make the holiday a little merrier for local children, teens and families in need this season. The hospital made it a goal to get gifts for 100 local children and teens as part of the Salvation Army “Angel Giving Tree” donation drive. The hospital fulfilled that goal (and a Salvation Army truck) this December. Among gifts donated by physicians and employees were toys, clothes, iPods, bikes, sporting equipment, coats, hats, gloves and more.

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Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls Blood Drive
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Sheraton Suites
1989 Front St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
7:00 a.m. – 7: 00p.m.

Yes, I want to give the gift of life – Register Online Now.
Or schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

(From The American Red Cross)

Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls to Host Largest One Day Blood Drivein Summit County

Imagine giving a gift that everyone wants but money can’t buy.  

That gift could be one that brings more smiles, more joy, more hugs, and more time with family and friends. Then imagine you can by donating blood and platelets through your American Red Cross. 

On Thursday, December 22, 2011 Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls will host the largest blood drive in Summit County.  From 7 AM to 7 PM blood donors will have the chance to donate the gift of life at the beautiful hotel, located at 1989 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. 

All who come to donate will be automatically entered to win the Grand Prize Raffle item:  A complete Best Buy Home Theater Experience Package which includes a 42” TV, an XBOX 360 and Blu Ray disc. Two runners-up will also have the chance to win one of two Apple iPad 2. 

Donors will also enjoy special refreshments, holiday entertainment and receive a free goody bag!  Those who come to give will also have the chance to win great raffle prizes throughout the day, including a Sheraton Suites New Year’s Eve Overnight & Party Package for two! 

“Last year, over 850 volunteer blood donors came forward to give at this special holiday event.  Because each pint that’s donated can help up to three people, the lives of nearly 2,500 patients in need of blood transfusions may have been touched,” stated Katy Berger, Communications Associate for the Northern Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. 

Every day of every season, hospital patients need blood and platelets for the treatment of serious diseases like cancer, for lifesaving surgeries, or for emergency care related to accidents or trauma. And while the need is constant, donations from volunteer blood donors sometimes taper off during busy holiday times. 

This blood drive is proudly sponsored by Rubber City Radio Group, Summa Health System, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Gavin Scott Salon & Spa and the Village of Silver Lake. 

Appointments are strongly recommended for this blood drive.  Donors can schedule by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting and entering the sponsor code ‘summa’. 

“When you give blood or platelets, you’re giving someone hope,” said Berger. “It’s hard to think of a more perfect gift.” 

How to Donate Blood

To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. 

About the American Red Cross

The Northern Ohio Region serves 19 counties, and needs to collect about 900 units of blood a day to meet patient need in 57 hospitals. In addition to supplying nearly half of the nation’s blood, the American Red Cross teaches lifesaving skills, provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization—not a government agency—and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.


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Summa Western Reserve Hospital recently announced its outstanding, “Shining Star” employees for November.

Summa Western Reserve Hospital uses the Shining Star program to reward and publically recognize “The Best at Western Reserve Hospital”.  Any staff member, physician, volunteer, patient or visitor may be nominated by others at the hospital to acknowledge their outstanding behavior and/or service.

The Shining Stars for the month of November include:

Donna Abbott – Medical Records

Daniela Aminger – 3 West

Deb Armprester – 3 West

Sue Ayers – 3 West

Gary Bagnato – Environmental Services

Debbie Ballou – Radiology

Laura Baxter – Radiology

Caroline Bell – Dietary

Ray Berger– Environmental Services

Kim Bettio – 2 West

Karen Brown – Radiology

Kelly Burgess – 3 West

Tom Butler – Patient Access

Nathan Cain – Medical Student

Rosemary Campbell – Surgery

Ronda Chaya – Medical Records

Andrea Clapper – 3 West

Paul Clawson – Material Management

Mallory Conway – 3 West

Joyce Cox – Respiratory

Sharon Dalton – Medical Records

Jordan Danish – 3 West

Nancy Davis – Environmental Services

Harold DeFord – Maintenance

Kathy Dobbertin – Surgery

Erin Dockery – 2 West

Devon Egger – 2 West

Peter Ferraro – 3 West

Brenda Gidley – Respiratory

Gloria Gjurkovitsch – 3 West

Karen Grace – Patient Access

Kim Guffin – Medical Records

Christy Hamby – Natatorium PT

Doug Haring – Respiratory

Debra Hart – Medical Records

Kelly Henderson – 2 West

Joanne Holiday – 3 West

Diana Horne – Respiratory

Susan Hosey – Medical Records

Emily Howell – 2 West

Jennifer Husk – 2 West

Marie Jensen – Medical Records

Colleen Jewell – 3 West

Sarah Jews – 2 West

Dana Johnson – 2 West

Bernice Jones – Environmental Services

Deborah Jones – Nursing Administration

Alison Jordan – 2 West

Angel Kessler – 3 West

Amy Lothes – Medical Records

Jan Mayfield – 2 West

Eric McFall – 3 West

Fancie McGuire – Endoscopy

Jane Meredith – 3 West

Peg Misencik – Radiology

Michelle Morgan – 2 West

Vicki Morgan – 3 West

Abi Morrison – 3 West

Holly Patton – 2 West

Sara Pender – 3 West

Georgann Perry – 2 West

Rachel Rex – 2 West

Carrie Riddle – Medical Records

Courtney Ruthrauff – 3 West

Brittany Rylott – Environmental Services

Jill Schmitt – Radiology

Sue Serian – 2 West

Dave Stull – 3 West

Rilly Suttcliffe – Medical Records

Gail Swearinger – Volunteer

Sara Testa – Stow Radiology

Rhonda Tisdale – 2 West

Euna Tolbert – 2 West

Leslie Truxal – 3 West

Chrissy Vecchio – Respiratory

Leslie Wagner – 3 West

Shamia Wilson – 2 West

Pam Winnett – 3 West

Linda Winston – Material Management

Emily Wright – Respiratory

Lashanna Wright – 3 West

Anesthesia Staff

Surgery Staff

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