Summa Western Reserve Hospital recently earned the full accreditation in acute care from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, nationally-recognized accreditation authority. The distinction was awarded to the hospital after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the hospital's quality and safety standards.
"The HFAP accreditation is the latest in a remarkable list of recent distinctions the hospital has earned for outstanding quality of care and service," said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, Summa Western Reserve Hospital. "We're very proud to have earned this commendable designation, which further sets Summa Western Reserve Hospital apart as one of the best healthcare facilities in the region."
The HFAP is one of only three national voluntary accreditation programs authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey all hospitals and other medical facilities for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
With the holiday season just a few weeks away, Summit County Children Services is once again calling upon the generosity of county residents to make the season come alive for the children in our care. Since tax dollars may not be used for certain expenses, community donations are needed for the following Summit County Children Services programs:
The Holiday Toy Room – The Holiday Toy Room is a place where foster parents, kinship caregivers and client families 'shop' for toys and gifts to give to their children. Last year, more than 1,100 children in agency care received gifts through this program. No money is exchanged – everything is available at no cost to eligible agency caregivers and client families, thanks to the generosity of the community. Donations of toys and gifts for all ages of children (especially infants and teens), and/or financial contributions to purchase toys are greatly needed. Donations of gloves and mittens are also requested. Donations may be made directly to Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron. Since the Toy Room opens in early December, it is requested that donations be delivered by Monday, Dec. 2, if possible – however donations will be accepted through Dec. 15.
To help celebrate America Recycles Day Nov. 15, Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB), in conjunction with the River Valley Paper Company, is hosting the 3rd annual mixed paper drive competition in 24 Akron Public Schools and eight private schools in the Akron area.
During this month-long competition through Nov. 15, community residents and local businesses can help make one of these schools a local and national winner by taking their magazines, phone books, paperboard, catalogs, junk mail, office paper, newspaper and cardboard to a recycle bin.
Currently, bins are located at the following Akron Public School Locations: Helen Arnold CLC, Betty Jane CLC, Case Elementary School, Firestone Park Elementary School, Forest Hill CLC, Glover CLC, Seiberling Elementary School, David Hill CLC, Leggett CLC, Judith Resnick CLC, McEbright CLC, Sam Salem CLC, Voris CLC, Findley CLC, East 7-8 CLC, Miller South School of the Visual & Performing Arts, Hyre CLC, Innes CLC, Mason CLC, Litchfield Middle School, Kenmore High School, North High School, Ellet High School, and Buchtel High School. The following private school locations are also included in our competition: Chapel Hill Christian School, Discovery Montessori School, Hoban High School, Imagine School, Old Trail School, Our Lady of the Elms, Saint Mary School and The Edge Academy.
For every University of Akron student walking through campus may feel more like walking through a never ending construction zone. It's unlikely that the cranes, ply-wood, and scaffolding will be leaving anytime soon, but some University employees on the other hand are being dismantled indefinitely.
According to a Fox 8 News article, written by Monica Volante, "The Universities board of trustees approved a revised budget cut resulting in the elimination of positions due to the decline in enrollment." About 30 employees will get the "red flag in their locker," indicating that they are being cut from the team and their services are no longer needed. There is no word on what positions will be tarnished, but the employees have since been notified, and will finish out the remainder of this school year before boxing up their belongings.
Akron Aeros make hirings and promotions in ticketing department
Two Promoted; Three Join Full-Time Staff
The Akron Aeros announced today several front office changes in its ticketing department, including two promotions and three full-time staff additions.
The two promotions are group sales representative Jeremy Heit, who was promoted to Assistant Director of Ticketing, and group sales representative Mitch Cromes, who was promoted to Senior Manager, Group Sales.
The full-time staff additions come from three members of the 2013 Akron Aeros Ticket Sales Associate Internship Program. Brock Cline has been hired as the Box Office Manager, a role he filled on a part-time basis in 2013. Pete Nugent and Craig Wilson have been hired as Account Executives.
Akron Community Foundation’s board recently ratified $1.65 million in grants, including 271 grants totaling $1,207,995 from donor-advised and scholarship funds. The board also approved 27 grants totaling $445,500 for local civic programs from discretionary, or board-directed, funds.
More than 30 percent of the discretionary funding will revitalize local neighborhoods through home construction and rehabilitation, beautification and vacant property demolition. A grant to Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving Communities Institute will provide the city of Akron with an inventory of residential properties and locations of vacant houses within the community.
Two Legacies, One Impact
AMHA celebrates the impact of Marian T. Hall and 75 years of serving Summit County residents
Those who choose to take action are the ones who strengthen the individuals and communities around them. They are also the ones that ultimately make the world a better place for others. Akron has been home to many of these individuals — poet laureate Rita Dove, African American rights activist Mary Peavy Eagle, and welfare rights activist Marian T. Hall, to name just a few.
But it is that last individual, Marian T. Hall, whose name now adorns the newest structure on the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority's (AMHA) Edgewood Village community — the Marian T. Hall Senior Building.
A Lifetime of Service
Born in Akron, Ohio in 1931, Marian T. Hall attended Leggett Elementary School and graduated from Central High School. She had seven children with her husband, but was later forced to go on welfare when the two separated. It was that painful experience of that became the catalyst for her decision to take action and become one of the greatest advocates for the rights of the poor in the Akron community.
Through her organized efforts, Marian fought for more money and better treatment of those on welfare. She founded the Summit County Committee for Adequate Welfare and Welfare Rights Organization and served as its president. She was also the cofounder of the State of Ohio Welfare Rights Organization.
She served on numerous boards, such as the Akron Urban League and the Mayor's Human and Community Relations Commission. She also served as president of the Summit County Human Services Committee. However, her service extended well beyond these organizations.
The Harvest of Peace is an international celebration of and a plea for a more peaceful, aware and mindful treatment of the earth by its human inhabitants. The two-day celebration corresponds with the United Nations International Day of Peace and falls on the Autumnal Equinox. This year, the Harvest of Peace celebration in Cuyahoga Falls will take place in the Akron-Canton Shambhala Center’s new residence on Front Street, just down from the Sheraton Suites.
The event takes place Sept. 21, noon to 8 p.m., and Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Akron-Canton Shambhala Center is located at 1707 Front St., in Cuyahoga Falls.
According to the website, “the Akron Canton Shambhala Center is part of Shambhala International, a global social movement to bring kindness, insight, meditation and sacredness into society. Shambhala teachings are grounded in ancient wisdom and practical knowledge from many traditional cultures, but especially teachings from ancient Tibet.”
Lace up your running shoes Akron. It's time for the 10th Annual 5K Natatorium race.
The race will take place on a "flap-loop course," through the streets of Cuyahoga Falls on September 15, and it's expected to be the talk of the town for weeks to come.
For years the race has brought excitement and entertainment to the community. It gives everyone a chance to go out, and prove their stamina against the top runners in our surrounding area. The race is designed to help bring a well-fit and healthy community together for a fun event, and it's guaranteed to be a competitive environment for the entire town.
The University of Akron released its 19th season Forum Series schedule, presented and supported by EJ Thomas Hall. The Forum Series continues to strive on bringing The University of Akron, and the Akron community, an opportunity to listen to some of the most innovative minds and speakers in our modern society.
This year the lineup is more than exceptional. Headliners include Steve Wozniak, who was a key player alongside Steve Jobs in the development of Apple and Apple's version of the personal computer. Today he focuses on computer abilites and the opportunites the technical age brings to students and businesses around the world.
Actress Glenn Close, from the hit series "Damages," joins the Forum and will talk with her younger sister, Jessie Close, about the family's firsthand experience with mental illness, and how to raise awareness to eliminate the social isolation that those with mental illness face. Rounding out the lineup in April will be actor, producer, writer, and comedian Steve Harvey. Harvey is one of the most successful and well-rounded media attractions of our generation and is expected to bring lot of laughs and a new meaning to lecture entertainment.
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