For Release: May 15, 2012
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More than 1,400 guests turned out for the seventh annual "Winter Breakout" fundraiser for Akron General Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute held March 24 at the Akron Civic Theater. The always-popular event featured the soul-moving sounds of jazz fusion group Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, chart-topping saxophonist and composer Euge Groove, R&B and urban jazz vocalist Phil Perry, and internationally known guitarist Jeff Golub, who hails from Copley, Ohio.
The event, sponsored by the Center for Neuro and Spine, also honored Dr. Michael Delahanty of Peninsula for his lifelong work and service as he retires from Edwin Shaw this month. He has served with compassion and dedication as Chairman of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Akron General and as Medical Director of Edwin Shaw for more than 20 years.
Presented by the Akron General Foundation, this year's Winter Breakout raised more than $64,000, which will be used to help Edwin Shaw patients recover from life-altering traumatic injuries or illnesses, including stroke and traumatic brain injury.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. 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 Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.