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Summa Health System Will ‘Share the Season’ in December

Date: 11.29.2011
Contact: Erica Rosenthal Phone: (330) 375-3052

Contact: Erica Rosenthal, Phone: (330) 375-3052, Email:  
Contact:  Mark Bosko, Phone: (330) 971-7420, Email: 

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 28, 2011Summa Health System will host “Sharing the Season”, a multicultural celebration of observances, throughout December at several of the system’s hospitals. The employee-only event focuses on the meaning of religious, cultural and national observances, and allows employees to experience cultural traditions and cuisines of various backgrounds and observances from around the world.

In addition to a series of activities and entertainment, employees may sample multi-ethnic foods including breakfast from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and afternoon snacks from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Summa Akron City Hospital and Summa Western Reserve Hospital. Some events at Summa’s participating hospitals include:

Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Fri. Dec. 2, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Auditoriums I & II
1900 23rd Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

11:45 a.m. – El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico (history and culture of Mexico through dance)
2:45 p.m. – Tensetsu-Do (Snowflake) Tearoom (traditional tea ceremony led by a Buddhist Monk)
4 p.m. – Miller South Show Choir (performance by Akron's Miller South School choral program)

Summa Akron City Hospital
Mon. Dec. 5, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pods (basement level)
Professional Center South
55 Arch Street
Akron, Ohio 44304

11 a.m. – Michael Searching Bear (Native American wood flute performance)
2 p.m. – Steven Ostrow, Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band (Klezmer music for celebrations such as weddings and bar mitzvahs)
4 p.m. – Yepaw (youth vocal ensemble)

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
Wed., Dec. 7, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Founders Hall, Quads
195 Wadsworth Road
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281

12:30 p.m. – Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble (traditional music on string, wind, and percussion instruments)
1:30 p.m. – El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico (history and culture of Mexico through dance)
2:45 p.m. – Celeste Hicks (vocalist)

Summa Barberton Hospital
Mon. Dec. 12, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Conference Room A
155 Fifth Street, NE
Barberton, Ohio 44203

11:45 a.m. – Hasu Patel (music of India)
12:45 p.m. – Omo Iroko Drum and Dance Society (music and dance in celebration of Kwanzaa)
4 p.m. – Miller South Brass Ensemble

Participating organizations and groups in Summa Health System’s  “Sharing the Season” events include: The African American Cultural Association, Akron International Friendship, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Asian Services in Action Group, Inc., Celeste Hicks, Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, Hasu Patel, The Hindu Community of Greater Akron, Michael Searching Bear, Miller South Brass Ensemble, Miller South Show Choir, Omo Iroko Drum and Dance Society, Steven Ostrow and the Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band, Tensetsu-Do Tearoom and Yepaw.

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