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Members of the Summa Health Healing Arts Leadership Council tour the construction site of the new patient tower on the Summa Health System — Akron Campus. They were joined by Cliff Deveny, M.D., president and CEO, Summa Health (back, in sunglasses); Ed Friedl, vice president, construction and property management, Summa Health (back, in tie); and Phylis Ferrara, president, Summa Foundation and chief development officer, Summa Health (far right).

Summa Health Leadership Councils

Strategic advisors and community advocates for the health system

Kay Franks (left) is the volunteer chair of the Summa Health Cardiovascular Leadership Council. Also pictured here is Roger Chaffee, M.D., physician chair, and Stu Giller, former chair.

Members of the Primary Care Institute Leadership Council at a 2019 meeting on the Summa Health System — Barberton Campus.

Launched in 2014, Summa Health Leadership Councils provide a forum to engage the influence, wisdom and resources of select individuals who have a passion to advance excellence in healthcare at Summa Health. 
Dynamic groups of thought leaders offer their opinions, experiences and counsel on patient care, clinical innovations and philanthropic priorities. Members must be invited to join. They serve as strategic advisors, advocates and ambassadors for Summa Health within the community while promoting and demonstrating a philanthropic commitment.
More than 300 respected volunteer leaders lend their expertise, guidance and resources to advance Summa Health initiatives by serving on the following:



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