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Thomas Strauss

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Thomas Strauss is president and chief executive officer of Summa Health System. Prior to joining Summa in 1999, Strauss was president of Meridia Health Services in Cleveland. For 10 years, he held a number of leadership positions with Meridia, including the leadership for the system’s eight service lines, president of the eastern region, president of Meridia South Pointe Hospital, president of Meridia Suburban Hospital and president of Meridia Institute/Meridia Health Ventures. A pharmacist by trade, Strauss earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and completed his residency in pharmacology at Mercy Hospital, also in Pittsburgh. Strauss is Chair of the Greater Akron Chamber Board of Directors and a board member of the Akron Regional Hospital Association, Akron Tomorrow, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County and Premier, Inc.