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Free Women’s Health Series Offered at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina

Date: 03.25.2013
Contact: Jennifer Farquhar, MBA Phone: (330) 375-4930

MEDINA, Ohio, March 25, 2013 – Medina women will have an opportunity to hear from more than a dozen women’s health experts during “Spring Into Action,” a free series of talks hosted by the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina in April.

“We’re looking forward to a fun, exciting series of events that can help bring the greater Medina community of women together to learn about how to improve and maintain their health and the health of their families,” said Vivian E. von Gruenigen, M.D., system medical director for Summa Women’s Health Services. “We’re ready for people to bring their questions and really get a discussion going.

The sessions, which run from 6 to 8 p.m., include:

  • “Girl Talk” on April 4, which covers women’s health related topics ranging from menopause to breast health. Panelists include Vivian E. von Gruenigen, M.D., Shannan Ross, M.D., Anita Bellante, M.D., Patrick Naples, M.D., and Susan Hong, M.D.
  •  “Tending Your Hive” on April 11, which covers health topics that a busy woman needs to know in managing her and her family’s health. Speakers include Patrick Naples, M.D., Greg Smith, M.D., Robert Crawford, M.D., Lisa Esterle, D.O., and Jennifer A. Jackson-Wohl, D.O.
  •  “Heart Health” on April 18 features a discussion on smart heart care, diabetes management and eating well with Cindy Carrell, RDLD, Roger B. Chaffee, M.D., and Elizabeth Schwendler, NP. This event also includes a healthy cooking demo.
The sessions will include wine and hor d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, giveaways and a chance to network with other women. Seating is limited for the events, so registration is required via or (800) 237-8662. The Summa Health Center at Lake Medina is located at 3780 Medina Road. “Spring Into Action” can also be followed on Twitter via #SummaTalks.

To educate and empower women in Northeast Ohio and beyond, Summa Health System also maintains a free women’s health blog, Summa Flourish™. To subscribe, visit

About Summa Health System

Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet® status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at and Twitter at