"Go Red" awareness luncheon gets to the heart of the matter
Summa Western Reserve Hospital, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, Summa Cardiovascular Institute and Summa Womens' Health Services, will host a free "Go Red for Women" luncheon for heart disease awareness on Thursday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. The event will take place in the hospital's auditorium located at 1900 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223.
Dr. Eric Espinal, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Summa Western Reserve Hospital will keynote the luncheon with a special presentation at 12 p.m. entitled, "What's Your Sign." Registered guests can learn about risk factors and prevention guidelines associated with heart disease in women including how to develop (and stick to) a personal wellness plan. The event will also feature a variety of local vendors and door prizes.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital "How to Quit" sessions expand
The Summa Western Reserve Hospital Lung Health Program has expanded its free, group smoking cessation class schedule to also include several Saturday sessions for smokers who are seeking to quit.
Class times and meeting locations within the hospital vary. Guest may register and learn more about session times and locations by calling (330) 929-LUNG (5864).
The next free, 5-week "How to Quit" group session start dates will be:
Summa Western Reserve named a "Physician-Owned hospital to know"
Summa Western Reserve Hospital was recently named a "Physician-Owned Hospital to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review, a recognized source of business and legal information for hospital and health system leaders.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital was ranked one of the highest performing physician-owned hospitals throughout the United States as a result of its clinical accolades, quality care, patient satisfaction rankings and other criteria.
Summa Western Reserve, MDA unite for 'Lock-Up,' fight muscular dystrophy
Summa Western Reserve Hospital and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will play host to a Muscular Dystrophy Lock-Up Fundraiser on Thursday, January 24th, 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. The hospital will house staff and community fundraisers in its auditorium located at 1900 23rd Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. The event is open to the public and anyone who would like to participate or make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association can contact Kathy Romito at (330) 971-7408.
The MDA Lock-Up program fundraiser is part of a year-round initiative designed to unite local business and community leaders who agree to be "locked up" for having a "big heart." The premise of the event is that participants are locked up in one location until they raise bail for release (a.k.a. funds to support the MDA). Before and/or during the event, the "jailbird" participants let friends and colleagues know that they are going "behind bars" at a location unless they are "released" via funds they can raise. Monies collected help provide services for individuals affected by Muscular Dystrophy and provide local support in the form of flu shots, critical research, free clinic visits, and aid to send local children living with a neuromuscular disease to MDA summer camps.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital to honor Veterans with tribute
Summa Western Reserve Hospital will host a special Veterans Day celebration for its employees, volunteers, physicians, patients and all area veterans on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. as part of Summa Health System's location-wide recognition of all who have served in the Armed Forces. The Summa Western Reserve ceremony is open to the public and will take place in the hospital's Auditorium 1 at 1900 23rd St. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
During the celebration, veteran Marine Sergeant and Summa Western Reserve Hospital Director of Materials Management, Jackson Shatraw will address attendees on the significance of Veterans Day as well as honor those who have served or continue to serve in the Armed Forces.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital Seeking Spiritual Care Volunteers
Summa Western Reserve Hospital is seeking volunteers who would like to help provide spiritual support to comfort patients and visitors at the hospital. Volunteers in this role serve as a spiritual lay person who offers compassion to those who may wish to talk with someone during treatment or service while in the hospital.
Volunteers of all faiths are welcome to apply. Positions have varying hours according to need. Brief training and orientation will be provided. Anyone wishing to provide support to those receiving care may apply.
Medical/Surgical Director from Summa receives Patriot Award
Summa Western Reserve Hospital Director of Medical/Surgical Services, Suzanne Yee, BSN, RN, RN-BC, NE-BC was recently recognized as a Patriot Award recipient.
The Patriot Award, a U.S. Pentagon-level honor from the Defense Department's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program, is presented to supervisors and reflects their efforts to support Guardsman or Reservist employees through a wide-range of measures including flexible scheduling, time-off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
Pentagon representative Chaker Fadel, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.) visited Summa Western Reserve Hospital to present the award to Yee.
Rumble at the Reserve Blood Drive a knockout success
Summa Western Reserve Hospital broke yet another blood donation record and exceeded donor expectations during its "Rumble at the Reserve III" Blood Drive in collaboration with the American Red Cross on August 23. With a record turnout of 281 employee and community donors this year, 224 usable pints of blood were collected – surpassing the initiative goal of 194 usable pints.
"There is no better way to show our entire staff's commitment to improving the health of our community," said Dr. Eric Espinal, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Summa Western Reserve Hospital. "Voluntarily taking the time and effort to help others is always extraordinary, and when we experience this level of involvement, it is truly amazing."
Hospital seeks 'knockout attendance' at Rumble at the Reserve III blood drive Aug. 23
Summa Western Reserve Hospital will host its 3rd annual Rumble at the Reserve Blood Drive Aug. 23, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A collaborative initiative with the American Red Cross to bolster vital blood donations in the community and at-large, the event is open to the public and will take place at Summa Western Reserve Hospital at 1900 23rd St., in Cuyahoga Falls.
All donors will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments will be provided.
The annual event features Summa Western Reserve Hospital’s departments of Surgery and Medicine squaring off in a mock boxing match for the title to see which department can bring in the most donors. Employees at the hospital choose a department to support and the victor’s team earns an actual title boxing belt as the prize for the win.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital offers free “How to Quit” classes for smokers
Summa Western Reserve Hospital now offers group counseling sessions for smokers who are seeking to quit.
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