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For Release: July 26, 2012

Jim Gosky 330.344.6083,
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,

Women's Board New AppointeesAkron General Women’s Board Names New Officers, Distributes Funds

Akron General Medical Center’s Women’s Board recently held its annual meeting at Fairlawn Country Club, with new officers sworn in for 2012-2013. Following are the appointments for this year:

President   Laurie Fenton
Vice President   Deb Faber Cailor
Corresponding Secretary   Becky Calloway
Recording Secretary   Caroline Parry
Treasurer   Pat O’Leary
Assistant Treasurer   Maureen Cox

New members Nancy Garry and Shelley Mattefs were installed and there were nine new provisionals for the 2012-2013 term recognized. They were: Amy Cole, Kathie Dickinson, Cheryl Levanduski, Maria Manera, Angela Mendise, Pamela Meyerhoefer, Carol Peter, Andrea Poweley and Cathy Stephens. At the same meeting, the Akron General Women’s Board distributed more than $250,000 to various Akron General departments and services. These were:

Labor and Delivery (new beds)   $112,295
Nursing/Nurse Call System   $50,000
Reflections Breast Health Center   $37,297
Wound Center   $26,000
VNS Hospice Spa   $20,000
Simulation Learning Center   $5,310

Since the Women’s Board was formed 80 years ago, the group has provided some $6 million in needed funds for Akron General.

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.

Date Updated: 28-OCT-2013

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