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William B. Bauman, M.D., and Gordon Ewers

William B. Bauman, M.D., and Gordon Ewers 

Gordon Ewers honored by Lehner Family Foundation

The Lehner Family Foundation’s gift of $750,000 honors its founding board member, Gordon Ewers, a patron of the arts, who will be recognized perpetually near the two-story artwork in the atrium lobby of new patient tower on the Summa Health System — Akron Campus.

Due to its size and scope, the artwork will be immediately visible to the thousands of patients and families each year who pass through the main lobby, the new front door to the Akron Campus. 

Recognizing Mr. Ewers with an original work of art is especially fitting. He worked many years with the Akron Art Museum, including a term as president. A longtime friend of Summa Health, Mr. Ewers served as a foundation board member for nearly 10 years. In addition to participating on the Healing Arts Leadership Council, he is a member of the Heart and Vascular Institute Leadership Council. 

In honoring Mr. Ewers, the Lehner Family Foundation continues a rich legacy of generosity to Summa Health that also includes the establishment of the C. Gordon Ewers Endowed Fund for Cardiology at Summa Health Heart and Vascular Institute, honoring the excellence of cardiologist William B. Bauman, M.D. Other Lehner Foundation gifts that have advanced clinical research, innovation and education at Summa Health include extraordinary support for advanced equipment and technology for the Summa Health Cancer Institute at the Jean and Milton Cooper Pavilion. 

NOTE: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of Promise magazine.

For more information about supporting the Healing Arts program at Summa Health, contact Vanessa Sampsel, Director, Foundation Relations at 330.375.7840 or


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