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Founder's Day

Experience the place that recognized and revolutionized the care and hospital treatment for alcoholism throughout the world. Visit the Sister Ignatia Heritage Center inside the Summa St. Thomas Hospital Chapel and exhibits in the Summa St. Thomas Auditorium.

Friday, June 12, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summa is dedicated to preserving the significant work and memory of Sister Ignatia. Visitors are invited to honor the legacy of Sister Ignatia and Dr. Bob by visiting St. Thomas. The Sister Ignatia Heritage Center, located in Summa St. Thomas Hospital’s chapel, has been created to pay tribute to the history of Sister Ignatia and St. Thomas Hospital in the treatment of alcoholics, and the relationship between Dr. Bob and the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Visitors can view historical materials, hear a recording of Sister Ignatia and learn more about the history.

During Founders’ Day weekend, a film of Sister Ignatia is shown in the auditorium at St. Thomas Hospital. Also, visitors are welcome to tour the Sister Ignatia Heritage Center. Thousands upon thousands of people have visited Sister Ignatia Heritage Center over the years.

Shuttle service provided free of charge from the University of Akron.

For more information, please call (330) 379-9841.

Learn how Ignatia Hall began.