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For Release: December 10, 2010

Jim Gosky 330.344.6083,

Akron General Medical Center Appoints Alan Papa as New President

Akron General Medical Center has announced the appointment of Alan Papa as its new President. He begins in his new role January 31, 2011.

Papa comes to Akron General from Mt. Carmel-West, one of five Trinity Health hospitals in the greater Columbus area. There, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer and was highly successful in leading a number of initiatives in physician relations, employee and patient satisfaction, quality improvements, and operational and financial performance.

Papa is already very familiar with the Akron market and, in particular, Akron General. He served as Akron General Health System’s Senior Vice President, Network Services and Operations, for more than eight years, leaving for the Mt. Carmel post in 2007.

"I am thrilled to be rejoining the Akron General team," said Papa. "It is a great organization with an unwavering commitment to its patients and the community. Akron General, its physicians, employees, board members and volunteers have always been very special to me."

Akron General Health System President and CEO Vincent J. McCorkle noted, "Alan is a very talented individual whose roots run deep in Northeast Ohio. I look forward to working with him as we continue to strengthen and grow the Akron General Health System." Papa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University.

Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of patients and the community. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio, and Rose Lane Health Center; and Akron General Development Foundation. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit about Akron General.

Date Updated: 21-APR-2011

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