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For nearly 130 years, Summa Health has delivered on its promise of providing high-quality care to all those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, we continue to build on that legacy with the construction of the Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion, a new, 60-bed inpatient and outpatient facility on the Akron Campus opening in January 2023. The Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion is the capstone of our commitment to caring for the whole you.

Learn more about the Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion and opportunities to support the mental health and well-being of our community:

Seventh Floor

Our inpatient rooms are private and better designed for patients, staff and families. Each room will be light-filled and promote healing. Social rooms and lounge areas provide space for family and friends to visit outside patient rooms.

Sixth Floor

Our inpatient rooms are private and better designed for patients, staff and families. Each room will be light-filled and promote healing. Social rooms and lounge areas provide space for family and friends to visit outside patient rooms.

Fifth Floor

Our inpatient rooms are private and better designed for patients, staff and families. Each room will be light-filled and promote healing. Social rooms and lounge areas provide space for family and friends to visit outside patient rooms.

Fourth Floor

This floor is dedicated to our geriatric patients with behavioral health needs. The rooms on this floor provide a healing environment. Welcoming reception areas provide peaceful, light-filled spaces for family and friends to visit outside patient rooms.

Third Floor

The third floor is mechanical and will not have public access.

Second Floor

Our outpatient offices for psychiatry, psychology and the Traumatic Stress Center will be located on this floor. Inpatient check-in also will be on this floor. Patients and visitors will have convenient access to the parking deck and a bridge to the main hospital.

Recognition Opportunities

Ground Floor

This floor will be the center of activity in the pavilion and home to the:

Dr. Joseph D. Varley Conference Center: A resource for community members and Summa Health employees for presentations, meetings, training and more.

Heritage Center: Preserves the history — specifically of Alcoholics Anonymous — that now is housed in the chapel at St. Thomas.

Reflection Center: A non-denominational chapel with a modern look for meditation, prayer and reflection.

The ground floor also will feature grab-and-go eating and have access to a beautiful outdoor garden. Our partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient programs also will be located on this floor.

Recognition Opportunities

Creating Your Legacy

Through your legacy gift, you become a partner with Summa Health in providing the highest quality care in an enhanced healing environment for the patients we serve in the Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion on the Akron Campus.

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Naming and Recognition Opportunities

Programmatic Opportunities

Recognition and Naming Opportunities

Minimum Gift Available Total Status Content
Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion $7,500,000 0 / 1 Committed

Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion

The new Behavioral Health Pavilion on the Summa Health System — Akron Campus offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for name recognition that will last through the ages. For more information about making a transformative gift that shows your support — now and forever — for the health and well-being of our community, contact Phylis Ferrara, president, Summa Health Foundation, at 234.312.5868.

Dr. Joseph D. Varley Conference Center $1,000,000 0 / 1 G Committed

Dr. Joseph D. Varley Conference Center

A resource for community members and Summa Health employees for speakers, meetings, training and more. Named by Summa Health in honor of Dr. Joseph D. Varley, in recognition of a gift from the Wildflower Family Foundation.

Garden $1,000,000 1 / 1 G Available

Garden

This tranquil, healing outdoor space adjacent to the Behavioral Health Pavilion will feature a centerpiece sculpture and highlight the history of Alcoholics Anonymous. The historic archway entrance to the former School of Nursing building pays homage to the site's historic past.

Main lobby $1,000,000 1 / 1 G Available

Main lobby

The main lobby on the ground floor of the Behavioral Health Pavilion offers access to the Dr. Joseph D. Varley Conference Center, Heritage Center, Reflection Center and grab-and-go eating.

Outpatient Services floor $1,000,000 1 / 1 2 Available

Outpatient Services floor

The Outpatient Services Floor is home to the Center for Traumatic Stress and outpatient offices for psychiatry and psychology. Patients and visitors will have convenient access to the parking deck and a bridge to the main hospital.
Arch Street bridge (exterior) $500,000 0 / 1 2 Committed

Arch Street bridge (exterior)

This enclosed walkway spans Arch Street and connects the Behavioral Health Pavilion directly with the main part of the hospital.
Reflection Center $500,000 1 / 1 G Available

Reflection Center

A non-denominational chapel with a modern look for meditation, prayer and reflection overlooks a beautiful outdoor garden.
Outpatient Services lobby $250,000 0 / 1 2 Committed

Outpatient Services lobby

This highly trafficked space has direct access to outpatient services, the Center for Traumatic Stress, the parking garage and a bridge to the main hospital.
Alcoholics Anonymous steps $100,000 0 / 1 G Committed

Alcoholics Anonymous steps

Join Summa Health in honoring the history of Alcoholics Anonymous, which was formed in Akron in 1935. 
Waiting room $50,000 1 / 1 G Available

Waiting room

This large space on the ground floor serves as a waiting area for the partial hospitalization program and the intensive outpatient program.
Garden sculpture $50,000 0 / 1 G Committed

Garden sculpture

This sculpture will anchor the spacious, tranquil outdoor area adjacent to the Dr. Joseph D. Varley Conference Center and the reflection center. 
Outpatient Services waiting $50,000 1 / 1 2 Available

Outpatient Services waiting

This area serves the outpatient psychiatry and psychology programs.
Center for Traumatic Stress waiting $50,000 0 / 1 2 Committed

Center for Traumatic Stress waiting

Patients of the Center for Traumatic Stress utilize this space prior to appointments.
Conference rooms $25,000 3 / 3 2 Available

Conference rooms

Clinical professionals use these meeting spaces to help steward the many facets of the Behavioral Health Institute.
Group rooms $25,000 5 / 7 G-2 Available

Group rooms

Patients and clinical professionals use these spaces to facilitate a wide variety of treatment options within behavioral health.
Visitation rooms $25,000 4 / 4 4-7 Available

Visitation rooms

These rooms overlook an outdoor patio and provide a tranquil space where patients can meet with friends and family.

Gifts of $500,000+ are eligible for pin-lettering recognition. Gifts of $25,000 to $499,999 are eligible for plaque recognition.

Programmatic Support Opportunities

Following are opportunities for establishing your individual or family legacy in the Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute and our community. You can make your gift to name a programmatic area of interest. Learn more about supporting our programs.

Naming Opportunities Minimum Gift Content
Endowed fellowship $2,000,000
Fellowship

Endowed fellowship

An endowed fellowship is an incentive for attracting high-performing fellows who have strong potential to make significant contributions to clinical initiatives at Summa Health in a specific area such as orthopedics, behavioral health, women's health and others.
Endowed chair $1,500,000
Chair

Endowed chair

Established in perpetuity, a prestigious endowed chair at Summa Health is an especially meaningful way to honor and recognize a doctor’s exemplary contributions to the practice and science of his or her medical specialty. The honor of being a chair holder is awarded to the most talented and experienced clinicians, and at Summa Health they are highly esteemed.

The income generated from the principal of an endowed chair supports the chair holder’s research, education and other key endeavors, ensuring the continued advancement of his or her field. Endowed chairs are fundamental to the mission of Summa Health to deliver the highest quality, compassionate care and contribute to a healthier community by:

  • recognizing and retaining world-class clinicians,
  • supporting the recruitment of top talent both nationally and internationally,
  • providing a perpetual income stream for leading-edge research, innovative care and training the next generation of physicians, and
  • bringing emphasis to areas of clinical and research importance such as interventional cardiology.

Some examples of endowed chairs at Summa Health include:

  • Vincent and Nancy DiGirolamo Endowed Chair in Oncology, held by Gilbert Padula, M.D., medical director, Summa Health Cancer Institute
  • Jim and Vanita Oelschlager Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, held by Joseph Varley, M.D., chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Vivian E. von Gruenigen, M.D., Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, held by Edward M. Ferris, M.D., chair and medical director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endowed director $1,000,000
Director

Endowed director

An endowed directorship provides perpetual support for and recognition of the outstanding leadership, clinical excellence, research impact and innovation of the chair holder or director.

Endowed fund $50,000

Endowed fund

Endowed funds provide perpetual support for the clinical area of your interest.

Named fund $25,000

Named fund

Endowed funds provide perpetual support for the clinical area of your interest.