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For Release: July 20, 2012

Jim Gosky 330.344.6083,
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,

Akron General Names Neumann Senior VP

Akron General Health System has named Thomas R. Neumann as its new Senior Vice President for Strategy, Marketing and Communications. Neumann comes to Akron General from Kent State University, where he served as Associate Vice President for University Communications and Marketing for the past 10 years.

At Kent State, Neumann directed all marketing, communications and public relations functions for the university. Prior to Kent State, he worked for Summa Health System, where he was Director of Corporate Communications, and Medical Mutual of Ohio, where he served as Manager of Marketing Communications.

A graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, Neumann started his career at OU in video production. After college, he became a producer/director for corporate videos at Mobile Media, Inc., before moving to Fisher Foods in Bedford, OH, where he created weekly television and radio commercials. He completed the Strategic Marketing Management program at Harvard Business School last year, and is currently working on his MBA at Kent State University.

Neumann and his wife, Laura, live in Brunswick and have three grown children. He is a graduate of Leadership Medina County and is the current President of the Brunswick School Board.

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, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and 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.

Date Updated: 20-JUL-2012

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