AKRON, Ohio, May 25 — Joyce and Bob Rice, longtime philanthropic leaders at Summa Health and in Northeast Ohio, have been honored with the Summa Health Boniface DeRoo Award for Philanthropy.
The award, named for the unassuming Akron blacksmith who bequeathed his entire estate 130 years ago to create what is now Summa Health, is the highest honor given annually to Summa Health benefactors. It was presented during the Summa Society Celebration – the health system’s annual donor recognition dinner.
About Summa Health
Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community medical centers, a health plan, an accountable care organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are 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, Healthgrades, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/summahealth, Twitter, twitter.com/summahealth, Pinterest, pinterest.com/SummaHealth and LinkedIn linkedin.com/company/summahealth
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